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Do Christians Forgive: Well, Some Do ...

Written by
John W. Friesen

Cover of Do Christians Forgive: Well, Some Do ...

178 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888872586
$114.95 CA

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About the Book Most people believe in forgiveness, but they are not always willing to forgive. The question, "Do people forgive?" is relevant to any human relationship but forgiveness is rarely initiated without some degree of restraint and anguish. When the ingredient of Christianity is added to the query, however, forgiveness is supposed to be predictable and readily forthcoming. But is this always so? This book answers that question by incorporating solicited personal stories of forgiveness against a background of theoretical considerations drawn from the fields of psychology, theology, and biblical exegesis. Do Christians Forgive? Well, Some Do ... identifies the essential steps to forgiveness outlined by various practitioners, then delineates seven distinct levels of forgiveness.

The study proposes that people too often settle for limited modes of forgiveness when greater benefits may be derived from a deeper level of forgiveness through complete acceptance and full reconciliation. Do Christians forgive? Well, some do, and they do so by heeding the advice of therapists to take risks and become vulnerable and accepting in their relationships. In this way they open themselves to the greatest rewards that the human enterprise has to offer—genuine forgiveness—complete with reconciliation. Read this book; then, don´t settle for anything less!

About the Author John W. Friesen
John W. Friesen, a United Church minister at Alberta's Stoney Indian Reserve, is a man of God and a man of action. He has penned more than 30 books, including "The Riel/Real Story" (1994, Borealis), and "Aboriginal Spirituality and Biblical Theology: Closer Than You Think" (2000). He has holds degrees and diplomas from many post-secondary institutions, among them the University of Kansas and Trinity Theology Seminary, and teaches First Nations history and education at the University of Calgary.

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