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Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Zeal Books
Publication Date: 2016
Forgiveness: Received from God, Extended to OthersDonna PyleConcordia Publishing House / 2017 / Trade Paperback$10.99 Retail:
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What if the most pressing sin of our day was invisible, hidden deep inside our hearts? What if its secret nature affected every aspect of our lives and relationships so quietly and insidiously that most of us never made the connection between the sin and its tormenting symptoms?
Bestselling author Bruce Wilkinson believes that unforgiveness is that sin. Through dynamic stories of worldwide personal ministry and solid biblical teaching, Wilkinson awakens readers to recognize and respond to their own secret wounds and the devastating unforgiveness that they can produce. The forgotten link between suffering and harbored unforgiveness is laid bare through the teachings of Jesus but it doesn't stop there.
The Freedom Factor isn't just another book about forgiveness; with pastoral sensitivity, Wilkinson leads readers through an interactive process of forgiveness that is simple, profound, and absolutely life changing.
Dr. Bruce Wilkinson is an international ministry leader and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 60 books, including The Prayer of Jabez, which sold more than 10 million copies. Wilkinson's books have been translated into 30 languages and include the New York Times Bestseller Secrets of the Vine, which sold more than 3.5 million copies, as well as A Life God Rewards and The Dream Giver, which each sold more than 1 million copies. Wilkinson currently leads Teach Every Nation, a Bible training movement educating tens of thousands of church leaders who cannot access or afford traditional academic institutions.
Dr. Mark E. Strong is the lead pastor of Life Change Church, a dynamic and diverse church located in the heart of Portland, Oregon. He is a gifted communicator who has preached and taught the Bible throughout the United States and the world. His passion is to build the church, and help people find freedom and grow in their relationship with Christ. Strong is also the author of Church for the Fatherless and The Divine Merger.
Dr. Bruce Wilkinson is an international ministry leader and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over sixty books, including The Prayer of Jabez. Bruce's books have been translated into thirty languages and include the NYT bestsellers Secrets of the Vine and A Life God Rewards, as well as The Dream Giver. His ministry ranges from packed stadiums to counseling over coffee, from trusted Bible teaching to leading a major African AIDS education initiative. Bruce founded Never-Ending Gardens, a movement that planted over 1,100,000 vegetable gardens for orphans and widows in Africa, founded the widely respected Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, and has led national reconciliation meetings in Uganda, Namibia, and South Africa. Bruce currently leads Teach Every Nation, a Bible training movement educating tens of thousands of church leaders who cannot access or afford traditional academic institutions.
Dr. Mark E. Strong has served as the lead pastor of Life Change Church, a dynamic and diverse church located in the heart of Portland, Oregon, since 1988. He is a gifted communicator who has preached and taught the Bible throughout the United States and the world. His passion is to build the church, and help people find freedom and grow in their relationship with Christ. Mark is the author of Church for the Fatherless, and The Divine Merger. Mark and his wife Marla have four children. They reside in Portland, Oregon.
The Freedom Factor is vintage Wilkinsonmy favorite since his life changing book, Secrets of the Vine. This is a book that will motivate a reader to forgive, as well as show them how.
The unfortunate beauty of this book is that everyone is in dire need of it, whether they know it or not. Forgiveness is not a choice, nor is it a luxury; it is an imperative. We cannot hope to live in peace and freedom unless we learn how to forgive others and ourselves in the once-and-for-all manner that Bruce describes so well.
This book will produce enormous life change in anyone with an open heart to the invitation God has for themfreedom.
I did not realize how much weight I was lugging around on my back, and pretending it wasn't there, until I read this book. Unforgiveness is carrying around a backpack of varying weights of painful hurts and brokenness that attracts more weights of pain, making life harder and heavier. Reading this book, helped me unload the unforgiving weight I was under, one painful hurt after another. I think regularly now about forgiveness, and take personal stock whether I'm allowing any unforgiveness to creep back into my life's backpack.
This could be the catalyst for a revival. Christ's church is soaking in bitterness, anger and resentment. A fantastic book that must be widely read.