Lysa TerKeurstThomas Nelson / 2020 / HardcoverOur Price$15.494.5 out of 5 stars for Forgiving What You Can't Forget: Discover How to Move On, Make Peace with Painful Memories, and Create a Life That's Beautiful Again. View reviews of this product. 15 Reviews
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Mandi5 Stars Out Of 5LIFE CHANGINGMay 18, 2021MandiThank you Lisa, I know that this is not how you expected your life to be but God has used you for a greater purpose. Your words and your pain spoke deeply to me and helped me see how wrong I've been. I feel like a whole new person and I am praying more than I ever have and feel closer to God than I thought wasnt possible and its only the beginning. I hope someday we run into each other so I can just give you a big hug and thank you in person. you are an amazing woman and I can see just how special you are to God. thank you and may peace always be with you.
Shirley5 Stars Out Of 5Her best work so farMay 14, 2021ShirleyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I m leading a group of ladies with this right now and we all agree it s her best so far of the ones we ve done by her. A lot of truth from her life and alot of scripture. I dont think she means for this to take the place of any serious counseling someone may need but a great beginning. You ll want to take your time with this book and the study guide. Forgiveness is definitely only just the beginning of dealing with deep pain...
kathy5 Stars Out Of 5Awesome book!March 9, 2021kathyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is very well written and very thought provoking, as are all Lisa's books. Can be life changing for those of us who have been hurt and are still living with the effects.
Pastor J5 Stars Out Of 5Great book!February 15, 2021Pastor JThis book is an excellent read, our book club is experiencing life change work through the principles shared.
NeilSafford, AZAge: 55-65Gender: Male1 Stars Out Of 5I doubt that it will help most people who have emotional baggageFebruary 11, 2021NeilSafford, AZAge: 55-65Gender: MaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3I don't think this book will help people who have been truly assaulted emotionally. It suggests that if you are still suffering from a past wrong then your problem is failure to forgive. Failure to forgive is not the problem. I don't know if there is any way to heal the emotional wound caused by a bully but forgiving won't heal yourself. The damage that has been caused to you is permanent and you can do some things to move on. Some of those things may be theraputic such as writing the offenses down on paper. It helps to talk about them. Express them in art. Whatever. Those actions really are misnamed if we want to call them forgiveness. Biblilal forgiveness reconciles estranged brothers and sisters. If reconciliation is not possible (and it sometimes is not possible), you need to do something to move on. Whatever that is, it shouldn't be called "forgiveness."
Terkeurst has a whole chapter filled with verses about forgiveness (chapter 14) but I think she does not properly interpret those passages.
If you are still suffering from past emotional damage, your problem may not be lack of forgiveness. If you are still looking for revenge, that is a problem that needs to be handled.
I don't think Terkeurst's book is much help. It may even be harmful to some Christians who don't know what to do about their suffering.
On a personal level, I was not impressed with the writing style of the book. Some people will probably love it. It reads like a diary or journal of Terkeurst's journey of forgiving and self-healing after her own emotional trauma. I'm sure it is good writing. It is just not my thing.