In Forgive & Forget, Lewis B. Smedes show you how to move form hurting and hating to healing and reconciliation. With the lessons of forgiveness, you can. 10 quotes from Lewis B. Smedes: ‘To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.’, ‘Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed. 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.

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What makes this book worthwhile? Seriously, I wrote many quotes down simply because of the words Lewis Smedes would use. We look the evil full in the face, call it what it is, let its horror shock and stun and enrage us, and forgivw then do we forgive it. The second part of the book talks about forgiving people who are hard to forgive invisible people, people who do not care, ourselves, monsters, and God.

Lewis B. Smedes Quotes (Author of Forgive and Forget)

Our bad feeling fo This is a 3 star book in my opinion. A Read full review. Only a free person can live with accounts unsettled. Dec 23, Znd rated it really liked it Shelves: See 2 questions about Forgive and Forget…. Clear, concise, and relatable. You still have to do ofrget the hard work of applying what you have read.

The stages of forgiveness indicate that once we no longer wish someone harm, we are on the road to forgiveness. Jan 12, Jessica rated it it was amazing.

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

Preview foget Forgive and Forget by Lewis B. I found this one most helpful for its way of describing the hurts we experience and offering clear and practical ways xmedes understanding that hurt.


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 author gives some good examples of hard life experiences and admits openly the slow, difficult path to forgiveness of others as well as ourselves. This detail helps a person to have reasonable expectations about what he will be able to do when he forgives.

In truth, even if the offender is not remorseful, forgiveness sets free the offended. Many resources on forgiveness set forth an ethic that seems unrealistic, smexes Herculean. Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve” and the way the concept is broken down in simple terms.

The Art of Forgiving ratings. Lewis Benedictus Smede Lewis Benedictus Smedes — December 19, was a renowned Christian author, wmedes, and theologian in the Reformed tradition.

Books by Lewis B. He was survived by his wife, three children, two grandchildren and one brother.

In addition to This book provided an excellent look into the what and the why of forgiveness, but it was not quite so helpful when it came to the how. This book has four major sections: Select Ministry Resource Guides, Press here. And no two people feel exactly the same way after they have been wronged. I needed to forgive myself for a couple of wrongdoings that I did, and after reading this book I believe I forgiive now better and anf to forgive myself than I was before.

There were only two chapters that really applied to me. You forgive in freedom and then you move on to greater freedom. I need it for my thesis. Coming away from this book as I did has provided forbive another level of peace and comfort. Now its been awhile and I can apply some of it. Forgive and Forget is divided into 4 parts. For those tired of the “steps” process i. Also, it is important to forgive freely, not be manipulated into forgiving.


Healing the Firgive We Don’t Deserve. My God and I ratings. Best to clear the air before it is too late. Contents Forgiving People Who. A necessity on any forgiveness journey. Forgive and Forget ratings.

Trivia About Forgive and Forge The book is by a Christian author, but it is not particularly heavy on the explicit Christian references; in fact, they are few and far between, and so this book may be useful to non-Christians as well.

Overall, though, I would recommend it, if for nothing else, to reinforce some key concepts. This part talked about various acts from hurtful feelings by lewia friends and family, to rapes, crime victims, human atrocities. It doesn’t mean we want to be friends with them anymore, but we no longer carry around a seed of hate.

He does, however, provide a compassionate map of the normal processes we experience on the journey toward forgiveness. A little confused by the title, Forgive and Forget, because I am not sure that forgetting IS forgiving, but definitely some lewix provoking material. This is a book that knows its place wit Right from the beginning, this author makes it clear that he knows his reading audience:

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