Getting Rid of the Gorilla: Confessions on the Struggle to Forgive
Excellent, practical advice
I knew that unforgiveness hurts me, but I didn't know how to forgive until I read Getting Rid of the Gorilla. This book gave me the practical advice I needed to forgive those who are difficult to forgive. I wanted something more tangible than just "let go and let God" and this book gave showed me what I needed to do.
December 14, 2011
Best book I've EVER read on forgiveness!
Having struggled (with minimal success) for over 15 years to deal with the issues of forgiveness of a VERY PAINFUL wrong done to me, I have ready MANY books in the pursuit of helpful perspectives/ideas. This book is BY FAR the best I've ever read!! I could not put this book down and found myself wondering how Brian Jones had gained an inside window into my life in order to precisely pinpoint the issues I personally have been struggling with! I appreciated GREATLY Brian's candor with his own difficulties and what he has discovered to be true. He laces a VERY sobering topic with stories that, though some are REALLY humorous, serve to make a critical point. I have ordered a second copy of this book to give to a counselor friend of mine!
February 2, 2011
Everyone wrestling with forgiveness should pick up this book. There are excellent lessons that can help with the process of getting the gorilla off our backs. Both books by Brian Jones are fantastic.
May 29, 2009
No author has ever been so honet! This is the best book - of many - I have read on this topic and has real help to offer, showing us the power of God and His desire for us to be changed into His image. This is a must read for anyone with root problems of anger, unforgiveness and/or serious hurt. This is a must for ALL pastors and counselors who desire to be truthful and help their wounded.
May 27, 2008