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For all of us who have been wounded by another and struggled to understand and move beyond our feelings of hurt and anger, Lewis Smedes’s classic book on. Smedes gives us pointers on how to do it. I’ll be happy if this summary whets your appetite to read the whole book. Forward: “If we wait to forgive people until. In Forgive and Forget, Lewis B. Smedes show you how to move form hurting and hating to healing and reconciliation. With the lessons of forgiveness, you can.

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Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve” and the way the concept is broken down in simple terms. The third part of the book talks about how people forgive slowly, with a little understanding, in confusion, with anger left over, a little at a time, freely or not at all, and with a fundamental feeling.

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Smedes was a renowned author, ethicist, and theologian. Smedes Snippet view – Books by Lewis B.

Smedes show you how to move form hurting and hating to healing and reconciliation. This is why, for all of us, no matter how badly we have been hurt or when and why it happened, the remedy has one name: Our bad feeling fo This is a 3 star book in my opinion. Paperbackpages. Could have used a bit more variety. Forgiving does not mean condoning or saying that it’s alright to hurt others.

Learned that if you love yourself, you should not hate anyone! One of my favorite quotes The first time Dorget feel it didnt help much because the wound was still fresh. And it was impossible to completely forgive a person who was no longer alive.


Select Ministry Resource Guides, Press here. Thanks for telling us about the problem. His 15 books, including the popular Forgive and Forgetcovered some important issues including sexuality and forgiveness. Jul 23, Lisa rated it liked it Shelves: I thought there were a couple of contradictions, and I disagreed greatly with one major aspect which he seemed to later contradict himself about.

Seriously, Forgvie wrote many quotes down simply because of the words Lewis Smedes would use.

Right from the beginning, this author makes it clear that he knows his reading audience: Practical advice in digestible nuggets. Jan 08, Shiffra rated it liked it. I ended reading this book with the feeling that there were a lot of people I needed to work through this process with, but I was left hanging as to what was the best way to begin. Dec 16, Kellie rated it it was amazing. The primary theme I got from this short, easy to read book was that NOT forgiving can eat away at our souls, fundamentally changing us.

All the king’s armies could not have forced you to do it.

Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve

View all 7 comments. I have read this 2 times now, as forgiving a BIG thing is an ongoing process. In addition to many articles, Smedes wrote many popular books including: This is a book that knows its place wit Right from the beginning, this author makes it clear that he knows his reading audience: A small volume written in a readable style including practical examples of forgiveness. From inside the book. I liked the title ” It was very well written; the author certainly can paint a picture with words, which anv it a fairly easy read.


It didn’t give me the 3 step program I was hoping for that would solve all my problems, but it was good. Forgive and Forget Lewis B. I recommend this book for a better understanding regarding forgiveness; it dives into ad emotions of it all. Other editions – View all Forgive and Forget: May 07, Leila rated it really liked it. Though, the author gave some good insights in some chapters. Best spiritual book I have ever read on the topic of forgiveness of terrible wrongs even evil done to us.

To see what fortive friends thought of this book, please sign up. Best to clear the air before it is too late. Forgiving doesn’t mean we forget.

Trivia About Forgive and Forge Smedes Snippet view – He was a professor of theology and ethics for twenty-five years at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. When he was two-months-old, his father died in the partially completed house he built in Muskegon, Michigan.

Jun 08, Glenda Light rated it really liked it. Only a free person can live with accounts unsettled. This book’s insightfulness, helpfulness and engaging writing prompted me to purchase a copy so that I can re-read various parts and highlight the many quotes and passages that struck me.