21 Ways to Forgive written by Wes Daughenbaugh
This powerful little book illustrates with down-to-earth explanations, why it is critical to forgive.
We can flippantly say ‘forgive and forget’ when someone or something has upset us. Forgetting a wrong against us is difficult. We are prone to remember. The hardest thing to do can be to forgive, but Wes Daughenbaugh gives very simple, practical ways in which we can overcome the burden of being unforgiving.
His book will show you how to forgive and, therefore, release yourself from living with a victim mentality.
He skilfully, but gently explains the consequences of holding onto a grudge; when we refuse to let go of the angst and anguish that others have caused us.
The Christian angle is that we need to forgive others as God has done with us. In our human-ness this is easier said than done.
I highly recommend this excellent book.
Wes walks the reader through the sadness, bitterness, and anger that living in a unforgiving state brings.
We are remaining captive to the devil’s wiles if we remain in the state of being the victim. He suggests that we look on the wrong-doer as being the victim, because he or she is being controlled by evil, and cannot see beyond that state.
We, as Christians, are called to be kind to others, and by so doing we really can quell the power of the vicious and corrupt traits of the reprehensible behavior of others.
I thank Mr Daughenbaugh, and BookCrash for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book.
Well worth the read.