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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Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. I came away from the book with far more understanding than when I started reading.

Only a free person can choose to live with an uneven score. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He married Doris Dekker. I have read this 2 times now, as forgiving a BIG thing is an ongoing process.

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

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 eloquently provided insightful comments as to how to go about forgiving. Dec 16, Kellie rated it it was amazing. Rena’s name before being changed by the officials at Ellis Island was Renske. Trivia About Forgive and Forge May 07, Leila rated it really liked it.

Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve – Lewis B. Smedes – Google Books

It’s just not spelled out. Best spiritual book I have ever read on the topic of forgiveness of terrible wrongs even evil done to us.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is a book that knows its place within the larger context of the works on the subject, and an author that speaks about forgiveness from the best point of view to have, of someone who has struggled to forgive others, and someone who knows deeply what it is like to be forgiven. The chapter headings and categories were more useful than the examples and narrative. Smedes, Sex for Christians: It takes time, sometimes years before we are able to completely forgive a person who wronged us.

We shall understand some circumstances that led others hurt us and always remember that love got us into this and love will get us out of it. His 15 books, including the popular Forgive and Forgetcovered some important issues including sexuality and forgiveness.

This is a 3 star book in my opinion. For all of us who have been wounded by another and struggled to understand and move beyond our feelings of hurt and anger, Lewis Smedes’s classic book on forgiveness shows that it is possible to heal our pain and find room in our hearts to forgive.

Well written book that approaches human-to-human forgiveness from the theraputic angle i. It has been “God and I” the whole way. I found this one most helpful for its way of describing the hurts we experience and offering clear and practical ways of understanding that hurt.


A little confused by the title, Forgive and Forget, because I am not sure that forgetting IS forgiving, but definitely some thought provoking material. In most cases, however, this is incredibly difficult. In truth, even if the offender is not remorseful, forgiveness sets free the offended.

In this game nobody is an expert. To ask other readers questions about Forgive and Forgetplease sign up. I recommend this book for a better understanding regarding forgiveness; it dives into the emotions of it smedez. Forgiveness takes time, might take several trials too. One of the troubles of forgiveness is understanding where emotions of wrongs felt and done fit into the act of fogget.

The section on Confusion mentioned having a disagreement with someone that manifested itself over time and to a point that we no longer remembered what we were snd about. Sep 23, Fuad Alsultan rated it liked it. With a Fundamental Feeling. Christian Lange Powered by: Many resources on forgiveness set forth an ethic that seems unrealistic, almost Herculean.

The third part of the book talks about how people forgive slowly, with a little understanding, in confusion, with anger left over, a little at a time, freely or not at all, and with a fundamental feeling.

Smedes then describes the four phases of the journey toward forgiveness. No trivia or quizzes yet. Jan 23, Nathan Albright rated it it was amazing Shelves: Is it worth reading more than thirty fforgive later?