The Forgiving Life: A Pathway to Overcoming Resentment and Creating a Legacy of Love

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Overview

The Forgiving Life offers scientifically supported guidance to help people forgive those in their lives who have acted unfairly and have inflicted emotional hurt. It does not minimize the devastation of that hurt or require reconciliation with the one who inflicted the hurt. Rather, it describes a process, followed with success by people around the world, to confront the pain; rise above it to forgive; and in so doing, loosen the grip of the depression, anger, and resentment that have soured life.

Noted forgiveness expert Robert D. Enright invites readers to learn the benefits of forgiveness and to embark on a path of forgiveness, leaving behind a legacy of love. Guided by thought provoking questions, engaging dialogue, and Enright's kind encouragement, readers can chart their own journey through a new life of forgiveness.

Robert D. Enright, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and a professor of educational psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He has been a leader in the scientific study of forgiveness and its effects since 1985. Time magazine referred to him as "the forgiveness trailblazer." He is the author of more than 100 publications, including five books.

He and his colleagues have developed and tested a pathway to forgiveness that has helped incest survivors, and people in drug rehabilitation, in hospice, in shelters for abused women, and in cardiac units of hospitals, among others. His recent work has been in schools within conflict regions, such as Belfast, Northern Ireland, assisting teachers to deliver forgiveness programs to students.

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What People Are Saying

Martin Doblmeier
Robert D. Enright has been a pioneer in the field of forgiveness for a generation. Now he leads us into new territory, offering forgiveness not just as a response to a single act but a whole new way of living. Through stories, conversations, theories, and exercises, he boldly charts a new path that dares to offer nothing less than a new way of life. Daring, courageous, and insightful, this book is for all of us who have been hurt at some time and realize we need to move beyond it. Enright sets the challenge before us, and the reward is nothing less than life renewed. (Martin Doblmeier, PhD, Filmmaker, The Power of Forgiveness)
Thomas Moore
The Forgiving Life is a book to be experienced, not just read. It encourages you to explore the prerequisites of forgiveness, its content and environment, and its demands and rewards. At the end of the book you will have arrived at a new place, a place of greater freedom and vitality. The book is a workshop, a retreat and hours of therapy all rolled into one. (Thomas Moore, PhD, Author, Care of the Soul)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433810916
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 1/15/2012
  • Pages: 371
  • Sales rank: 290,275
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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