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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Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve – Lewis B. Smedes – Google Books

Recommended by my pastor. The second part of the book talks about forgiving people who are hard to forgive invisible people, people who do not care, ourselves, monsters, and God. For me, this book validated thoughts and emotions along with helping me to start to release them in a healthy way.

Dec 23, Hope rated it really liked it Shelves: One of my favorite quotes This book is not yet featured on Listopia. On the other hand, no two situations are exactly the same. I wish I had known what this book teaches from my youth. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Breaking down the process of healing into four stages and offering stories of real people’s experience throughout, this wise book provides hope and solace for all who long for the peace that comes dmedes forgiveness.


This is a book that knows its place wit Right from the beginning, this author makes it clear that he knows his reading audience: In Forgive and Forget, Lewis B. One of the troubles of forgiveness is understanding where emotions of wrongs felt and done fit into the act of forgiveness. And no two people feel exactly the same way after they have been wronged.

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

Lewis Smedes holds a lot annd anger. There the book was lacking. We are all beginners Excellent book and another favorite from This Reader. Using many dramatic examples drawn from life, this practical book builds upon these three stages to present a realistic path of healing and the road to peace and freedom.

Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve by Lewis B. Smedes

Given that forgiveness and reconciliation are not exactly new subjects to write about, and rorgive were not even remotely new in the s when the author was writing this book, does this book deliver the goods? Jan 11, Randy rated it liked it. Holding hatred inside yourself is more harm for you than the fkrgive being hated! 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.

The sequel, The Art of Forgiving, builds upon the concepts of the first. Now its been awhile and I can apply some of it. Was very helpful for me. Forgiving Fits Faulty People. It is not profound; not a deep treatment of the topic; and though written by a forvet figure, is not overly religious.


No trivia or quizzes yet. The first part of the book talks about the four stages of forgiveness hurting, hating, healing, and reconciliation and some nice things that smedfs is not. Forgiveness and reconciliation are by no means easy matters, but this is a good book to encourage people to go through the process, as difficult and awkward as it is for all of us.

Sep 15, Xiomara rated it it was amazing. There were numerous examples from the author’s past as well as stories he was aware of.

Smeds each of us makes his own decision about how to relate to someone after we forgive her. Also The Art of Forgiving: Want to Read saving….

What sort of things does this book talk about forgiving? He was survived by his wife, three children, two grandchildren and one brother.

Email Article to Friend. For more understand for how to apologize and to understand ones apology language which is important for the entire forgiveness proceeds – I recommend the When Sorry Isn’t Enough.