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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, 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.

Jakes understands that he and fellow Christians share spiritual trut
ebook, 272 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by Atria Books (first published September 28th 2010)
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Aug 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Bonnie Petty
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is great! The message helped me in many ways and I continue to reflect on the message after a year.
Gail Welborn
Mar 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
Aug 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 23, 2012 rated it liked it
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 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 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
So far an awesome book!!!
N. Crosby
May 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a great read, at times I felt he was speaking directly to me after peeking in my window.
Lauren Ukkerd
The art of forgiveness is something that is required of everyone at some point in their life, yet this seems to be a very difficult thing for most people to do. When another person harms us, does something to us that we don’t like the first thing most of do or think about is getting even with that person or wishing bad karma on that person. But we rarely think about forgiving that person for what they have done to us. In this book T.D. Jakes explains why we should all practice and be willing to ...more
Monica Hoover
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful book I recommend all read.I really could understand everything he talked about. You can't get through life without God forgiveness and being forgiven.
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this book!
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I like it. It could be a life changer.
Robyn Moore
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very eye opening!

TD Jake's leads you on an eye opening journey on how to receive and to give forgiveness. This book is a blessing!
Lindsey Gandhi
So, I really do like T.D. Jakes and had high expectations for this book. Part of my negativity is probably due to the premiss around how I got the book in the first place. But, I still read it. I think the first three chapters were great and the last two chapters were great. Everything in between could've been cut out.
Tamara Peterson
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was so helpful. Learning to forgive myself has always been a hard thing for me. For those that are harboring guilt, hurt I recommend this book.
Mar 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Character goes deep down through behavior to the heart." TD JAKES. One lesson I learned from this book is that there is no need to forgive what is behind you if you can not embrace what us before you. A VERY GOOD BOOK TO READ.
Shalah Collins
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like to call sir T.D. Jakes my spiritual brother. I have read several of his books, and they are nothing short then fantastic. Great straight forward advice for anything you may have going on in your life where you can use coaching, and perspective. Prescriptive non-fiction would be the proper category for Mr. Jakes
Stone Michaels
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a powerful read from a true and gifted spiritual leader. This book truly articulates what it means to do the hardest thing for most and the why. Of course, Bishop Jakes breaks down every thought to its biblical foundation. Dynamically, Bishop Jakes charges us to push the agenda and greater purposes that God has for us throughout each chapter by leaving recaps and highlighting main takeaways. I continue to grow each time I have the opportunity to be exposed to Bishop Jakes' teachings and pre ...more
Susan Foster
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In "Let It Go: Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven," Bishop Jakes presents an always timely reminder of the importance of true and complete forgiveness. Even though I probably didn't hear anything new necessarily, his eloquence and delivery, as well as his stories and illustrations, inspire me to work to truly forgive and not just say that I've forgiven. I can see how doing this will enable to me to Let Go of past hurts and stop dragging them around and allowing them to keep me from living life as fu ...more
Joy Hamilton
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Roshaunn Early
May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My first book completed on self help journey and absolutely the best way I could've engaged myself. Bishop TD Jakes translated the desires of God to me; a young and aspiring Christian. If you're not motivated to forgive- read this. If forgiveness doesn't make sense to you and you need a picture - read this. I am grateful for God directing me to this and grateful for Bishop being such an astonishing vessel for the Lord. Dive In! Buckle Up! Because nothing can brace you for the raw guidance this b ...more
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.
May 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Izaiah Dawkins
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I got this book from my mother because she said it was "too deep for her understanding".This book has helped me immensely . Bishop Jakes is a man sent by God to help others . After reading, this book, I have resolved my family issues, and I have even had an encounter where I used the book to help a broken family recover. It has helped my ministry, and my life : I am happier now because the burdens of people hurting me have been released. Thanks Bishop Jakes.
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