Description : We know we’re supposed to forgive, but we just can’t forget. And it’s that struggle in our soul that keeps our hurts and hearts from being healed – creating a gap between our pain and the peace we’re so desperate for to seem completely unbridgeable. When it comes to forgiveness, we so easily confuse God’s love with our own and find ourselves frustrated and confused without a clear understanding of what God is really asking us to do. It’s through The Forgiveness Factor that you’ll come to clearly understand what God means when He says to ‘forgive’. And more than likely, it’s not what you think. It’s in uncovering the truth about forgiveness, by revealing the lies, that you’ll be set free from the burden that forgiveness seems to bring. You’ll realize that you’re only giving up your hope for a different past ... realizing that wrongs may never be made right, but they can be forgiven.
Description : In this true story about one family's quest for restoration and wholeness, author Scott Bradley describes how forgiveness and restored relationships can result from hurt, pain, and betrayal. HAVE YOU ASKED ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS? - How can I forgive those who have hurt me? - How can I forgive my parents? - How can I forgive myself? - When can I reconcile with a person I've forgiven? Answering these questions for yourself will require you to address the brokenness in your life. This book helps you know there are others who are experiencing similar life challenges. Begin your journey of freedom as you read a raw, authentic story of hope and healing. You will also discover that the forgiveness factor can empower you to live a life full of purpose and meaning. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Scott Bradley, pastor of AS IS Church near Portland, Oregon, has worked with hurting and addicted people for over fifteen years. He is married and has two beautiful daughters. His writing reflects his personal experiences and promotes healthy living practices. Scott has helped many churches and organizations implement principles and practices that can lead to changed lives and transformed families.
Description : God made your heart for love, joy, peace, and wholeness. But pastors say that more than 90% of their congregations struggle with unforgiveness - and unforgiveness can make us forget what we were made for. What if the most pervasive sin of our day is invisible, hidden deep inside our hearts? What if it affects every aspect of our lives and relationships so quietly and insidiously that most of us miss it altogether? Bruce Wilkinson believes unforgiveness is that sin. Through the teachings of Jesus, The Freedom Factor reveals the link between our suffering and our unforgiveness. But it also shows how to forgive - for real and forever. The story doesn't have to end with the pain of our wounds. Whatever happened to us happened. But the God who made your heart has shown a way past the wounds, back to the life and love that we were made for - a path toward freedom.
Description : This volume collects the state-of-the-art research on forgiveness and mental and physical health and well-being. It focuses specifically on connections between forgiveness and its health and well-being benefits. Forgiveness has been examined from a variety of perspectives, including the moral, ethical and philosophical. Ways in which to become more forgiving and evolutionary theories of revenge and forgiveness have also been investigated and proposed. However, little attention has been paid to the benefits of forgiveness. This volume offers an examination of the theory, methods and research utilized in understanding these connections. It considers trait and state forgiveness, emotional and decisional forgiveness, and interventions to promote forgiveness, all with an eye toward the positive effects of forgiveness for a victim’s health and well-being. Finally, this volume considers key moderators such as gender, race, and age, as well as, explanatory mechanisms that might mediate links between forgiveness and key outcomes.
Description : What if the most pressing sin of our day was invisible, hidden deep inside our hearts? What if its secret nature affected every aspect of our lives and relationships so quietly and insidiously that most of us never made the connection between the sin and its tormenting symptoms? Bestselling author Bruce Wilkinson believes that unforgiveness is that sin. Through dynamic stories of worldwide personal ministry and solid biblical teaching, Wilkinson awakens readers to recognize and respond to their own secret wounds and the devastating unforgiveness that they can produce. The forgotten link between suffering and harbored unforgiveness is laid bare through the teachings of Jesus--but it doesn't stop there. The Secret of Lasting Forgiveness isn't just another book about forgiveness; with pastoral sensitivity, Wilkinson leads readers through an interactive process of forgiveness that is simple, profound, and life-changing.
Description : Offering a definitive overview of a vital aspect of human experience, this unique volume will help forgiveness researchers of the present and future to steer a more coordinated and scientifically productive course. It serves as an insightful and informative resource for a broad interdisciplinary audience of clinicians, researchers, educators, and students.
Description : The scientific study of forgiveness is a new approach to an age-old problem. For thousands of years, people have practiced forgiveness within religious systems. Now, the field of scholarly research of forgiveness reveals the beneficial aspects of the process. p>Contributors include Elliot Dorff and Martin Marty discussing religious interpretations, followed by social implications explained by Kenneth Pargament and Mark Rye. Roy Baumeister, Julie Exline, and Kristin Sommer present the victim's point of view. Other contributors focusing on the forgiveness research are: Everett Worthington, Robert Enright, Catherine Coyle, Carl Thoresen, Frederic Luskin, and Alex Harris. An annotated bibliography by Michael McCullough, Julie Exline, and Roy Baumeister, covers the empirical literature on the subject. Lewis Smedes concludes with the four steps necessary for forgiveness: moving from estrangement to forgiveness to reconciliation to hope.
Description : There is a need in both public and professional sectors for a deeper, and more complete understanding of forgiveness, as we are - in the author's own words - "on the threshold of an age of forgiveness and reconciliation." And yet despite continued interest and development in the field, researchers, clinicians, practitioners, and academics have long been without a comprehensive resource on which to base their work. The Handbook of Forgiveness summarizes the state of the science in the research, practice, and teaching of forgiveness. Chapters approach forgiveness and reconciliation from a variety of perspectives, drawing on related work in fields such as biology, personality, social psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, and international/political implications. The Handbook provides comprehensive treatments of the topic, integrating theoretical considerations, methodological discussions, and practical interventions strategies in order to appeal to researchers, clinicians, and practitioners. This volume is the most up-to-date and authoritative resource on the understanding of the science of forgiveness. The Handbook of Forgiveness has been chosen as a Book of Distinction by Templeton Press.
Description : ‘I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit ... that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in ... Live full lives, full in the fullness of God (Eph 3:14–19, The Message). Living in His Light is Nina Smit’s latest daily devotional and contains 365 brand-new reflections with inspiration for every weason of your life. In her trademark practical and encouraging style she urges readers to be aware of God’s presence in their lives and to daily live in his light. Topics include: A great harvest of promises God’s blessings Embraced by the Spirit Heaven is real Benefits of belief Break free from fear Seasons of faith To forgive Stories Jesus told Share your faith When you suffer The Coming of the light Living in His Light is a wonderful resource to live in God’s presence every day of the year. It is the ideal gift for a friend and can also be used alongside the Daily Planner for Women 2015 by Nina Smit.