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Let it Go: Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven

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T.D. Jakes, New York Times bestselling author of Reposition Yourself, Making Great Decisions, and more than a dozen other titles, now presents this book on forgiveness, demonstrating once again why he is called “a spiritual genius,” a “master of meeting mankind eye to eye,” and one of America’s best preachers.
He understands that he and fellow Christians share spiritual tru
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by Atria Books (first published September 28th 2010)
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This was a such a great read and something I really needed in my life with some current family problems. Learning and truly understanding that forgiveness isn't about the other person at all but about letting of anger and hatred because it makes your heart so heavy and dark finally made perfect sense to me. My dad used to tell me that a great definition of forgiveness was not when you forgot about what happened, because we has human can't do that, but when it just really doesn't matter anymore. ...more
Bridgette Gabrielle
While I enjoy Bishop T.D. Jakes and believe him to be a very captivating speaker and spiritual teacher, I approached this book with lukewarm optimism. The title, “Let it Go”, left no surprises about the topic. Furthermore a minister’s appeal to forgive those who wrong us, in verbal or written form, is the most original of messages. I was, however, truly touched by Bishop Jakes’ writing. As a person who has and still does struggle with forgiveness, I consider myself an expert at holding a grudge. ...more
The biggest thing that this book talks about is forgiveness and patience. If you just get stuck in the past and can't forgive and move on, then you just might miss out on the biggest opportunity of your life. It's hard sometimes to forgive someone, but it's just something that you have to do. Someone does something that you don't like and it makes you upset. You need to learn to forgive that person and keep moving forward. You have to stop thinking negative and about what you could have or shoul ...more
Gail Welborn
Let It Go: Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven, by T.D. Jakes, Hardcover, Atria Books, 2012, 272 Pages, ISBN-13: 978-1416547297, $25.00

Jesus provided the path to forgiveness and salvation with his resurrection Easter morning!

Are you able to let go of past hurts, find grace to forgive, receive or accept forgiveness, live in the freedom of God’s grace that enables you to become who God created you to be? T.D. Jakes, well-known pastor and bestselling author thinks you can and tells you how by way of Let
Christopher Lewis Kozoriz
T.D. Jakes shares from his own life on how he overcame obstacles to forgiveness and shares some stories of others and how they overcame obstacles to forgiveness.

There seems to be a practical aspect of forgiveness that seems to be missing from this book. I would highly recommend "the Steps to Freedom in Christ" by Neil T. Anderson, especially step 3 called, "Bitterness Versus Forgiveness." In this step you will be able to take an inventory in writing of people who have offended you and forgive t
Jon Tupper
Breath taking in its power and simplicity. Bishop Jakes gets right to the heart of the matter. He pulls no punches, yet is kind and compassionate. There is no command-like presence here, meaning "you better do it this way or else." He is more of a presence of invitation, to examination, acknowledgement and action. He addresses the need to forgive others and even more powerfully, the need to forgive oneself.

I didn't read the entire thing - I skimmed portions and thoroughly read others, as I learn
Chris Holmes
I've not read any self-help books before, which is basically what Let It Go is. While there are definitely nuggets of useful insight to ponder, I couldn't help but notice some padding. Like a lot of padding. This book could have delivered the same message in about a half of the pages. Ultimately it was worth reading, since in my estimation books like this are worth it if they can impart even one technique for improving yourself.
Jul 18, 2012 Mary is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
So far so good. Bishop Jakes opens up with a good introduction about himself and the nature of human beings..
Dawn Heck
Aug 14, 2012 Dawn Heck is currently reading it
So far an awesome book!!!
Let It Go is written to provide enormous benefits to readers who are having trouble with forgiving offences. Offences come in petty and gigantic life alteration displayed by our actions, words, and unspoken expectations. No matter if the offences occurred as big or small, if unforgiveness consumes and plagues our hearts it will hinder our growth. Unforgiveness unchecked affects our relationship with our spouses, our children, our family members, our work environment, the ability to truly connect ...more
Let It Go is my first experience with T.D. Jakes, and it's not hard to understand his popularity as a pastor, speaker, author, and media favorite. Within the first few minutes of this audio CD (and I would highly recommend the audio version over the print version), I was completely hooked by listening to his compelling brew of common sense logic, homespun wisdom, and delightfully colorful analogies, all delivered in the richest, most melodious voice .. . (no wonder he's the recipient of a 2004 G ...more
Tess Mertens-Johnson
TD Jakes is a minister of Christian faith, but even if your faith does not agree with his, the message of this book can be heard.
Forgiveness. Moved over the small things in life and don't let it weigh you down in the future.
He discussed how moving on and "letting go" in your personal and professional life can free you from the weight of guilt, remorse and self doubt.
This is a great book for managers, be it is a volunteer or professional arena.
Very good ideas and ways to move on to be happy and s
Joy Hamilton
I really enjoyed it and would be willing to read it again, it teaches you how to see the bigger picture of why we should forgive others so we won't focus on the smaller picture, because if we hold onto our unforgiveness towards others it could hinder our creativity, productivity, and have an impact on our character GOD had predestined for US to have before the foundation of the world. When we learn to forgive others as GOD forgives US and still loves US no matter what we've done or had done, the ...more
Anthony Connolly
As we forgive those...

Filled with stories and Biblical wisdom TD Jakes delivers a book-length sermon on the ways an unforgiving past poisons the promising future. I found myself highlighting many passages that struck me as true, many of which are the key ingredients to loving yourself, your neighbors and quelling ills that could keep you from living the life you were born to live.
In real life terms, Pastor Jakes connects the Lord's Prayer to the offenses we suffer in our daily lives and then walks us through the gift of forgiveness. He explains the toxic effects of bitterness and disappointment and challenges the reader to free themselves from those chains to a richer, fuller life in the continual forgiveness of self and others.

A very worthwhile read!!
Aaron Raphael
TD Jakes gives a full 360 degree analysis on the topic of forgiveness, from personal to institutional forgiveness. The bottom line is, there really is no other way around forgiveness other than just letting it go, "writing it off" and moving on, knowing that God watches everything that's happening.
"There is a term used to describe people who have given until they have nothing else left to give: donor fatigue." -T.D. Jakes

Micaela Semien
I liked this book, forgiveness is something I think people really struggle with. This took me forever to read but it has some really positive information and if forgiveness is something you are struggling with you should consider this book.
N. Crosby
It was a great read, at times I felt he was speaking directly to me after peeking in my window.
A great book on a very great topic that is barely mentioned in the church nor parliament nor market place nor classroom. God bless Papa Jakes and His family.
Charles Moore
I needed this! Anyone struggling with anger or unforgiveness keeping an open mind will benefit from reading this.
Amir Powell
T.D. Jakes is inspiring! His wisdom mesmerizes while his passion and sincerity makes the lesson stick. Great book for anyone dealing with a troubled relationship.
It took me longer than I expected or wanted to read this book. However, I was able to pull some very good lessons out of it and apply them to several situations that I was facing during 2013. I did not finish reading it because...well, once I learned how to let go of different negative feelings I was harboring in those situations I mentioned, I just didn't feel like reading the rest. Although I really don't share my books with other people (I'm a book hoarder
Sadly, there were many portions of the book that I skimmed through and very familiar with symptoms and other information stated (since I was a youth development specialist, past caregiver/teacher, and other positions when I was in my early twenties and very familiar with such terms/stats). There was minimal parts of the book was well-taken and received. It was an okay read for me. No highlighting or underlining as I normally do with books like this.
T.D. Jakes give a basic resources how to forgive and live. If you are seeking it from a spiritual side, then this is the book for you to read, especially forgiving those who hurt you, abused you, left you, and so forth. I also did a show on Forgiveness on my ministry radio program: DYRP Midnight Hour ( and used this as a resource for further insight.

Adrienna Turner
Author of ten books.
It's a really good book. Especially if you are someone who has a hard time letting things go that has happened to you. In the book he tells you step by step how to forgive yourself and others. He also explains the damages that can be done to you physically and mentally if you don't learn how to forgive incident that have happened in the past. It's overall a good book and I recommend to anyone that is ready to let go.
Rhina M. Finley
Dec 30, 2012 Rhina M. Finley rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: All
Recommended to Rhina M. by: The Library
To Forgive is one of the most powerful actions man can ever do. I remember seeing a documentary on a woman down south forgiving a man that killed her only son with tears on her face, and we as people can't let go of little stuff. It was interesting to see T.D Jakes perspective on forgiveness. To hold on to something is like posion and can destroy you. Advice, listen to Jesus.
I listened to this book expecting to hear T.D. Jakes the preacher, not T.D. Jakes the subdued book reader. I never quite got over that. If I had read this on paper, I probably would have given it more stars.

Anyway, practical advice on forgiveness (with a whole chunk devoted to forgiving oneself) that gets more Christian-centered as the book goes along.
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! And whether if you're a Christian or not, this book is oh so Relevant!
Down to earth, common-sense advice that will help you to heal and not repeat the same old negative patterns that have held you back. Life's too short to hold onto poison. Sometimes, you have to just let folk go & go on with your life.
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