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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Preview — Forgive and Forget by Lewis B. When we forgive someone, we all perform the same basic transformation inside our inner selves. It doesn’t mean we want to be friends with them anymore, but we no longer carry around a seed of hate. Though, the author gave some good insights in some chapters.

Lewis Benedictus Smede Lewis Benedictus Smedes — December 19, was a renowned Christian author, ethicist, and theologian in the Reformed tradition. Jun 08, Glenda Light rated it really liked it.

His 15 books, including the popular Forgive and Forgetcovered some important issues including sexuality and forgiveness. Forgiving Makes Life Fairer. Recommended by my pastor.

Forgive and Forget – Lewis B. Smedes – Google Books

Holding hatred inside yourself is more harm for you than the person being hated! Feb 18, CJ Burgan rated it it was ok. This is a book that knows its place wit Right from the beginning, this author makes it clear that he knows his reading audience: Now its been awhile and I can apply some of it.


Mar 31, Amir rated it it was amazing. It paved the way for me to truly forgive others, as God intends us to. Also The Art of Forgiving: Jan 12, Jessica rated it it was amazing.

It is really for the forgiver to heal. Aug 31, Bill Braun rated it it was amazing Shelves: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Contents Forgiving People Who.

The book makes wonderful use of literary examples and parables, but I think the author used too many examples from his own personal life. I thought there were a couple of contradictions, and I disagreed greatly with one major aspect which he seemed to later contradict himself about. Forgiveness is tricky business and I don’t quite understand all the intricacies of it but I do understand the importance.

Feb 22, Deanna rated it it was amazing Shelves: In addition to many articles, Smedes wrote many popular books including: Aug 13, Timothy Bosso rated it it was amazing Shelves: It begins with the fable of The Magic Eyes, which I personally keep in a little notebook and read occasionally to remind me of how truly freeing it is to forgive.

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

I recommend this book for a better understanding regarding forgiveness; it dives into the emotions of it all. Best to clear the air before it is too late. Seriously, I wrote many quotes down simply because of the words Lewis Smedes would use. Some people we need to cut from our lives, but let the anger go. It’s interesting and worth reading for just about anyone, since the message of forgiveness is something we all need to hear, but a little repetitive.


The chapter headings and categories were more useful than the examples and narrative. I need it for my thesis. Not forgef smart way.

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

Quotes from Forgive and Forge Jan 23, Nathan Albright rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 04, Carole rated it liked it. And it keeps on hurting you now xi. I wish I had known what this book teaches from my youth. A Read full review. Lots of good stuff in this book. A wealth of knowledge.

He was a professor of theology and ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, snd twenty-five years. To stay angry at a person changes us and wastes energy. He is the award-winning author of fiftor twenty-five years.

Smedes show you how to move form hurting and hating to healing and reconciliation. On the other hand, no two situations are exactly the same.

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.

It is best to use both volumes, but torget you use only one, it should be The Art of Forgiving. May 07, Leila rated it really liked it.

I like how we wish those who hurt us well, is a sign that we already forgave them or in our way to.