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How to Forgive . . . When You Don't Feel Like It
Harvest House Publishers / 2007 / Paperback
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Forgiveness is very hard for most of us, especially if the wrong done against you was very painful or the person who hurt you is not repentant. How can you forgive when you don't feel like it? Sometimes it seems easier to cling to resentment rather than letting go. In "How to Forgive...When You Don't Feel Like It" Biblical counselor June Hunt uses compassion and truth to help readers learn from Jesus' own example of how to forgive. 225 pages, softcover from Harvest House.
Forgiving others is not easy. Usually it requires us to revisit past hurts and broken relationships. Given the choice, many of us would rather move on than do that.
Yet deep down we know the Bible says forgiveness is right. But what if we don't feel like it? Why is the act of forgiveness so hard?
Biblical counselor June Hunt has over 20 years of experience in answering the hard questions people ask about forgiveness--questions such as...
June's counsel combines biblical truth with heartfelt compassion. In this book, readers will learn from Jesus' own example of how to forgive...and will discover the tremendous healing and freedom that comes with forgiveness. A gentle and encouraging resource on a vital topic.
June Hunt is the founder of Hope for the Heart, a worldwide biblical counseling ministry that provides numerous resources for people seeking help. She hosts a live, twohour callin counseling program called Hope in the Night, and is the author of Counseling Through Your Bible Handbook and How to Handle Your Emotions.
The title of June Hunts new book, How to Forgive When You Dont Feel Like It, says it all. The author gives logical, well explained advice on forgiveness and uses examples that many will be able to relate to and apply to personal situations. Topics covered include how to choose forgiveness over feelings, the difference between forgiveness and reconciliation, and how to forgive yourself. Each forgiving process is presented in a clear, step-by-step format. In addition to the topically specific chapters, the appendices provide additional assistance in an outline style that is quick to read.
June Hunt utilizes experiences from her personal struggle with forgiveness, in addition to the experiences of those she has helped through her work as a counselor and as host of the call-in radio broadcast Hope in the Night. These real-life examples make this book more relatable to readers, as well as show how the principles discussed in the book can be used practically. The advice given is both scripturally sound and culturally relevant.
This book would make a wonderful tool for counselors or for people struggling with grudges or resentment. I found the book to be easy to understand, though the subject matter is heavy and difficult to read straight through. I would say the book is more suited to use as a reference than something one might read a chapter or two of before bed. Pastors or counselors who might be asked questions on this topic regularly would find this book to be useful, as would those struggling with forgiveness issues.-- Shannon Potelicki, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
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