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Beyond Forgiveness: Reflections on Atonement
by Phil Cousineau (Goodreads Author)
"If we harbor thoughts of violence or hatred, or seek revenge or retribution, we are contributing to the wounding of the world; if we transform those thoughts into forgiveness and compassion, and then move beyond them to actually make amends or restitution, we are contributing to the healing of the world. This timely, powerful and compassionate book helps show us the way." ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published January 25th 2011 by Jossey-Bass
(first published December 29th 2010)
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The first half of this book seemed very redundant. But the second half of the book was very interesting, with personal stories and insights from the individuals that had done the forgiving and had been forgiven. This book would have been a 5 star if it had focused more on the stories. I really learned a lot, and it was an interesting read. Definately worth the time to read, and don't skip the first part all together.
Phil Cousineau is a writer, teacher, editor, independent scholar, documentary filmmaker, travel leader, and storyteller. The author of more than 30 nonfiction books, Cousineau has more than 15 documentary screenwriting credits to his name, including the 1991 Academy Award-nominated Forever Activists. His life-long fascination with art, literature, and the history of culture has taken him on many ...moreMore about Phil Cousineau...