Sunday, June 8, 2014

Forgiving Our Fathers And Mothers, by Leslie Layland Fields and Dr. Jill Hubbard

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Synopsis: Do you struggle with the deep pain of a broken relationship with a parent? Leslie Layland Fields and Dr. Jill Hubbard invite you to walk with them as they explore the following questions:

  • What does the Bible say about forgiveness? Why must we forgive at all?
  • How do we honor those  who act dishonorably toward us, especially when those people are as influential as our parents? Can we ever break free from the "sins of our fathers"?
  • What does forgiveness look like in the lives of real parents and children? Does forgiveness mean I have to let an estranged parent back into my life? Is it possible to forgive a parent who has passed away?
Through the authors' own compelling personal stories combined with a fresh look at the Scriptures, Forgiving Our Fathers And Mothers illustrates and instructs in the practice of authentic forgiveness, leading you away from hate and hurt toward healing, hope and freedom.

Thoughts: With Father's Day coming up next week, and my troubled relationship with my father having long been a thorn in my side, I thought this book would be appropriate reading right now. It turned out to be less than helpful for my particular situation, but it did make a great deal of sense. The stories that were included in the book were both sad and hopeful. This would make a good read for anyone who suffered abuse or abandonment by their parents.

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