Forgiving and Reconciling: Bridges to Wholeness and Hope

Forgiving and Reconciling: Bridges to Wholeness and Hope

by Everett L. Worthington Jr.


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ISBN-13: 9780830832446
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 08/26/2003
Edition description: REV
Pages: 268
Sales rank: 674,164
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Everett L. Worthington Jr. (Ph.D., University of Missouri) is professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and former executive director of the Templeton Foundation's A Campaign for Forgiveness Research.

Worthington has studied forgiveness since the 1980s and has published more than two hundred articles and papers on forgiveness, marriage and family, psychotherapy and virtue in a wide variety of journals and magazines. He was the founding editor of Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal and sits on the editorial boards of several professional journals. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN and The 700 Club and been featured in award-winning documentary movies on forgiveness such as The Power of Forgiveness and The Big Question. He is the author of seventeen books including Handbook of Forgiveness, Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling and Forgiving and Reconciling.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition
AcknowledgmentsPart 1: Why We Forgive
1. Why Forgive?
2. Unforgiveness, Justice and Forgiveness
3. The Christian Foundation of ForgivingPart 2: How to REACH Forgiveness
4. R: Recall the Hurt
5. E: Empathize
6. A: Altruistic Gift of Forgiveness
7. C: Commit Publicly to Forgive
8. H. Hold onto ForgivenessPart 3: How to Reconcile
9. Decisions
10. Discussion
11. Detoxification
12. Devotion
Subject Index
Scripture Index

What People are Saying About This

Jimmy Carter

"Dr. Worthington's book and program offer a simple, compassionate way to achieve the gift of true forgiveness."
Jimmy Carter, former president of the United States, Nobel Peace Prize laureate

Lewis Smedes

"This is a terrific book; it is the most practical of all the books on forgiveness. More than that, it is a sheer delight to read, and at times very moving."
Lewis Smedes, author of Forgive and Forget

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an incredibly practical and inspiring book on how to forgive. It also explains the difference between forgiving and reconciling. A must read for anyone who is interested in Christian forgiveness.