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The Forgiving Life: A Pathway to Overcoming Resentment and Creating a Legacy of Love
The Forgiving Life offers scientifically supported guidance to help people forgive those in their lives who have acted unfairly and have inflicted emotional hurt. It does not minimize the devastation of that hurt. It does not require reconciliation with the one who inflicted the hurt. Rather, it describes a process, followed with success by people around the world, to ...more
Hardcover, 371 pages
Published January 15th 2012 by American Psychological Association (APA)
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A thoughtful book on an important subject, the practice of forgiveness as a moral virtue and a way of life. Dr. Enright is a psychologist and academic who has made a career out of teaching and studying the process of forgiveness, working with groups as diverse as children in Belfast, Ireland, incest victims, and patients with heart disease. In this book, he explores the viewpoint of the person who has been a target of unjust treatment. He considers the theoretical, historical and moral basis ...more
First, I agree with his premise. I found the concept quite helpful and used it through Lent as a book group and preaching theme. However, this book is highly technical from a professor who studies forgiveness academically. If that's what you're looking for, read it. But if not, if you simply want to explore the topic of forgiveness personally, or the practice of forgiveness experientially, then start with Forgiveness is a Choice.