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The New Freedom of Forgiveness

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Seventy times seven...how many times shall I forgive? Our Lord answers us clearly that our forgiveness of those who hurt us shall have no end. This is one of the most difficult things any person has to face. David Augsburger understands this. He knows the outrageous cost-and incomparable value-of forgiving. He also knows this is a believer's only option. Any other course ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 13th 2000 by Moody Publishers
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Dec 23, 2013 Sean-david rated it liked it
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I enjoyed the first half of Augsburger’s text deeply. It seemed to drip with powerful Gospel truths and his gift for provocative statements kept me interested and engaged for much of the first half. I found myself typing several of his statements into Evernote for future reference, quoting, and discussion. In the larger portion of the second half of the book I became less interested, and he seemed to change his focus, this frustrated me. If it weren't for that I would have given this at least ...more
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Jan 11, 2008 Randy rated it really liked it
This is a thoughtful revision of book on the topic of person-to-person forgiveness. Originally titled 70x7 then revised to Freedom of Forgiveness and then revised to current title. Through the revisions the author has moved from a therapeutic perspective to one I title “restorative.” The strength of his position is he takes reconciliation seriously. The weakness is that he somewhat equates accomplishing forgiveness with reconciliation being accomplished.
Michael Whennen
A must read book on forgiveness. Have I truly forgiven others, I kept asking myself as I progressed through this book. The author cites numerous testimonies of acts of forgiveness that made my eyes well up with tears.
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