Forgiveness is a central tenet of the Christian faith and yet it is so difficult to embrace and put into practise. With sensitivity and grace, Dr Sue Atkinson explores what it means. The example of Christians forgiving others is often heralded as one of the great signs of Christian love and yet the call to forgive can have a darker side, particularly for victims of injustice and trauma as it can add to their despair and guilt if they do not 'feel' love or the ability to forgive. Well-meaning Christians can make their situation worse with insensitivity and bluntness. In this timely and empathetic book, full of anecdote, story and illustration, Dr Sue Atkinson, tackles what the call to forgive really means. What do we really do when we forgive? Exploring Jesus teaching about forgiveness and justice, she explodes myths and outlines practical ways in which we can let go of resentments. Highly accessible and sensitive this important book will be a means of grace and comfort for those embracing the challenges of forgiveness.
This text charts the seeds of apartheid, the early years of the ANC and Nelson Mandala, and the final fall of white domination. It evaluates the innovative truth commission and looks to the future of one of the great nations of the world.
Struggling to forgive will help guide you through your issues as they relate to forgiving others. This book will provide you with practical implications behind the inability to forgive others and move forward in your life. If you are stuck and find that you are having a difficult time forgiving others, this book is for you.
A practical resource tool and handbook for everyone striving to help young people through times of struggle. Most of the book is a reference guide to 30 common teenage problems arranged alphabetically--from abuse to suicide. "We need all the help we can get, and Les Parrott has provided a lot of it. Youth workers will find this book invaluable".--Tony Campolo.
Forgive yourself and others with these thoughts and tips. Forgiveness can be hard. Forgiving others takes strength. Holding a grudge will never lead to happiness. Our selfish nature can be overcome. We can let go of the wrongs others have inflicted upon us. If you believe in these and similar messages, or if you want to strengthen your belief in them, then this book is for you. If you are struggling with forgiveness or are looking to become someone with a more forgiving attitude, then this book is for you. Find out more about our thought process when things go wrong, about inspirational stories from others, and additional tips on how to forgive more easily.
Do you currently find yourself stuck?Are you struggling to forgive someone who hurt you?Has it been years since a betrayal & you can't seem to move on?If you answered yes to any of the above questions, I want you to know today that you are not alone and I understand. Thousands of people are struggle with releasing the hurt, pain and even the shame of something that has happened to them whether by the hands of a loved one or someone they trusted. Life After Betrayal is filled with revelation on the truth about the pain we experience in life. Within the pages of this book you will be reminded that...- You are not alone - Your pain has purpose - Your life is not ruined - You can heal and move on (with peace & total freedom) - You may never fully get over what happened (& that's okay)- Forgiveness is not for them but for YOU- Where you are is not your final destination Life After Betrayal serves as a lifeline for anyone who is struggling to release the hurt, pain and shame of their past (or maybe even their present.) YOU CAN BE FREE! LET ME SHOW YOU HOW!
If you are facing addiction in any facet of your life, The Growing Place is a one-of-a-kind, must-have, comprehensive resource focusing on living the major themes of the New Testament one day at a time. The Growing Place contains straightforward, honest, powerful, and gripping insights that will captivate your mind and stimulate your spiritual desire. The Growing Place is a dynamic, life-changing, daily walk through the Word of God. As you read each page, you will find nourishment for your soul and wisdom for your mind that will give you the strength to love God with all of your heart. Moving past addictions can be a hard thing to do if you aren't properly equipped. The wisdom contain herein will move you beyond your addiction into a new life with Christ. If you are in recovery or looking for a springboard from bondage or habits, needing a fresh start, The Growing Place is boot camp for anyone looking for a new life in Christ and freedom to live an abundant life. Ron Brandon has served as both a pastor and educator. Ron has been an associational Sunday school director and has authored a new-member church curriculum. As a husband and father who has experienced the bondage of addiction and the freedom found in Christ, he offers a personal, yet practical, approach to recovery.
Challenging Your Disappointments as Appointments With Destiny is a sequel to the book When Your Mess Becomes Your Message and continues to dare the reader to look their negative circumstances and face them head on with confidence that it all works together for good. This book engages the reader to understand how the disappointments in life are actually appointments that must be kept in order to reach their destined place of prosperity, fullness of life, and heritage of richness. Just like any good mountain climber, whose objective it is to get to the top of the mountain, will use the bumps, rocks, and protruding objects from the mountain to help them in that goal to climb to the top, so we must understand our circumstances that occur in our lives that seem may be classified as disappointments, are actually helping us reach our destined opportunities. Cancer can kill, but treatment saves lives. Rape and incest are detrimental but revealing the trauma brings healing and hope. Divorce and breakups bring pain but moving on sets you free. Incarceration, a baby out of wedlock, a gunman gone made, makes us ever more grateful that we have a source of comfort when all else fails us. Death of those you love reminds you to enjoy life to its fullest since its something that will eventually happen to us all. When we find the strength to face our worst fears, we will in that same moment find the courage to move on and Challenging Your Disappointments as Appointments With Destiny gives its readers the courage needed to make it through every disappointment that must be faced reminding us that with every disappointment is an appointment with our destiny.
From the creator of the bestselling and beloved Daily Bible® (more than 1 million copies sold) come 365 devotions that lead readers on a provocative chronological pilgrimage through Scripture--this time in trade edition. Readers can explore the riches and relevance of biblical stories, promises, and wisdom as they discover the commitment of ordinary people from Noah to Nathanael the faith and folly of heroes such as Abraham, Solomon, and Peter the power of prayer from the lips of saints and sinners the depth of trust exemplified by Moses, Deborah, and Mary the challenge of Jesus' teaching to reach for a higher standard F. Lagard Smith's observations and insights about the Bible provide readers with a rich experience. Whether read as a complement to The Daily Bible® or as an independent journey, these remarkable meditations reveal the purpose of a life built on God's Word.
“If you are struggling with issues of betrayal—or the challenge of whether and how to forgive—here is the most helpful and surprising book you will ever find on the subject.”—Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., author of The Dance of Anger Everyone is struggling to forgive someone: an unfaithful partner, an alcoholic parent, an ungrateful child, a terrorist. This award-winning book provides a radical way for hurt parties to heal themselves—without forgiving, as well as a way for offenders to earn genuine forgiveness. Until now, we’ve been taught that forgiveness is good for us and that good people forgive. Dr. Janis Abrahms Spring, a gifted clinical psychologist and award-winning author of After the Affair, proposes a radical, life-affirming alternative that lets us overcome the corrosive effects of hate and get on with our lives—without forgiving. She also offers a powerful and unconventional model for earning genuine forgiveness—one that asks as much of the offender as it does of the hurt party. Beautifully written and filled with insight, practical advice, and poignant case studies, this bold and healing book offers step-by-step, concrete instructions that help us make peace with others and ourselves, while answering such crucial questions as these: How do I forgive someone who is unremorseful or dead? When is forgiveness cheap? Can I heal myself – without forgiving? How can the offender earn forgiveness? What makes for a good apology? How do we forgive ourselves for hurting another human being?
Want More From Your Prayer Life? If you’re dissatisfied in your prayer life, wanting to be more consistent in prayer, or looking to deepen your intimacy with God, then this Bible study was written for you. It examines the prayers of eight biblical characters and teaches you how to pray like the prayer warriors who went before you. You’ll study: Jesus: A Model Prayer Paul: A Prayer of Intercession Job: A Prayer of Despair Hannah: A Prayer of Longing David: A Prayer of Lament Asa: A Prayer of Seeking God Jehoshaphat: A Prayer of Dependence Nehemiah: A Prayer of Boldness Follow in the footsteps of these spiritual giants and discover anew what our loving God does with a little faith and a whole lot of prayer. You’ll love studying these scriptural prayers, like the prayer of Asa: Then Asa called to the Lord his God and said, "Lord, there is no one besides You to help in the battle between the powerful and those who have no strength; so help us, O Lord our God, for we trust in You, and in Your name have come against this multitude. O Lord, You are our God; let not man prevail against You." (2 Chron. 14:11)