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Struggling to Forgive: Moving on from Trauma

Struggling to Forgive: Moving on from Trauma

by Sue Atkinson
     
 

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The example of Christians forgiving others is often heralded as one of the great signs of Christian love and yet the call to forgive can have a darker side, particularly for victims of injustice and trauma as it can add to their despair and guilt if they do not "feel" love or the ability to forgive. Well-meaning Christians can make their situation worse with

Overview

The example of Christians forgiving others is often heralded as one of the great signs of Christian love and yet the call to forgive can have a darker side, particularly for victims of injustice and trauma as it can add to their despair and guilt if they do not "feel" love or the ability to forgive. Well-meaning Christians can make their situation worse with insensitivity and bluntness.

In this empathetic book, full of anecdotes, stories, and illustrations, Dr. Sue Atkinson tackles what the call to forgive really means. Exploring Jesus' teaching about forgiveness and justice, she outlines practical ways in which we can let go of resentments.

Highly accessible and sensitive, this important book will be a means of grace and comfort for those embracing the challenges of forgiveness.

Editorial Reviews

Rowan Williams
"Sue Atkinson spells out with costly honesty the hard work of forgiveness. No illusions or shortcuts, but a powerful sense of how this most radical of promises and imperatives actually fleshes itself out in human lives. A book of real value and depth."
Dr Anthony Bash
"Thought-provoking, easy to read, and eminently practical."
Nigel Biggar
"Refreshingly honest, psychologically realistic, biblically responsible, and pastorally sensitive… Many will find it a godsend."
Graham James
"A wonderful achievement. Sue Atkinson writes about the complexity of forgiveness with striking honesty and profound simplicity."
Stephen Cherry
"Accessible and honest, a book based on hard-won self-awareness and genuine compassion."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857215611
Publisher:
Lion Hudson
Publication date:
09/27/2014
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Sue Atkinson, a specialist in mathematics education, is the wife of a bishop in the Church of England. She has four grown children and lives in Croydon. She is the author of Climbing Out of Depression (Tarcher: Penguin), a highly successful book written from a fellow sufferer that has proved invaluable to many. She is also the author of Breaking the Chains of Abuse and Building Self Esteem.

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