Lewis B. Smedes





Lewis B. Smedes


Born
in Netherlands
January 01, 1921

Died
December 19, 2002

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Lewis Benedictus Smedes (1921 — December 19, 2002) was a renowned Christian author, ethicist, and theologian in the Reformed tradition. He was a professor of theology and ethics for twenty-five years at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. His 15 books, including the popular Forgive and Forget, covered some important issues including sexuality and forgiveness.

Lewis Benedictus Smedes was born in 1921, the youngest of five children. His father, Melle Smedes, and mother, Rena (Benedictus), emigrated to the United States from Oostermeer, Friesland in the Netherlands. (Rena's name before being changed by the officials at Ellis Island was Renske.) When he was two-months-old, his father died in the partially completed house he buil
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The Art of Forgiving

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Forgive and Forget: Healing...

3.94 avg rating — 353 ratings — published 1984 — 10 editions
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Shame and Grace: Healing th...

4.17 avg rating — 181 ratings — published 1992 — 6 editions
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My God and I: A Spiritual M...

4.23 avg rating — 103 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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Sex for Christians: The Lim...

3.70 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 1975 — 4 editions
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Mere Morality: What God Exp...

3.63 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 1982 — 6 editions
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How Can It Be All Right Whe...

3.81 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1986 — 5 editions
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Love Within Limits: Realizi...

3.92 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1978
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Choices: Making Right Decis...

3.27 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1986 — 3 editions
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Keeping Hope Alive: For a T...

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More books by Lewis B. Smedes…
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”
Lewis B. Smedes, Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don't Deserve

“Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.”
Lewis B. Smedes

“You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.”
Lewis B. Smedes