About the Book
Book: Forgiveness: A Surprising Way Forward
Genre: Non-fiction; Interpersonal Relations; Religion
Release date: April 13, 2023
Authors: Mark Henderson and Michael Snuffer
WHY AM I SO MISUNDERSTOOD? I am only trying to do what is right! Of course, I forgive, but I can’t seem to get past the pain. God seems distant. Does he even care about me?
Do any of these questions hit close to home? It may surprise you that the underlying cause is often hidden unforgiveness. Our closest relationships, emotional health, and perhaps even our faith seem to be crumbling around us, but most of us have no idea that forgiveness is the way forward. If we are honest, we don’t even know what forgiveness is. We may have a vague idea that it has something to do with “forgetting” or “letting go” but would be hard-pressed to come up with a working definition. Worse yet, we have no idea how to practice forgiveness in a way that brings lasting relief from the hurt we carry. Most of us are not trying to hang on to the pain, but freedom is elusive.
Freedom from your pain is within reach! Forgiveness is not a vague, esoteric concept, nor is it a lofty, out-of-reach ideal. Forgiveness: A Surprising Way Forward digs into the biblical definition of forgiveness, tells real stories of real people who have found healing, clears up some huge misconceptions surrounding forgiveness, and teaches us how to practice forgiveness. If we do not address the wounds of our past, they will shape our future. God has provided a powerful tool to help us find freedom—forgiveness is the surprising way forward!
Book Excerpt 1
The Unforgiveness Trap
The Unforgiving Servant
One day, Jesus was with his disciples, and they asked him a question about forgiveness. He tells the following story about an unforgiving servant. Most of this story makes a lot of sense to us, but this story includes some perplexing ideas. Perhaps Jesus’ disciples asked him some of the same questions I would ask.
23Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. 25Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.
26At this the servant fell on his knees before him. “Be patient with me,” he begged, “and I will pay back everything.” 27The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.
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Excerpt Two: https://coverloverbookreview.blogspot.com/2023/03/forgiveness-surprising-way-forward.html
Excerpt Three: https://musingsbymaureen.blogspot.com/2023/03/celebrate-lit-presents-epic-book-launch.html
Excerpt Four: https://becauseisaidsomyadventuresinparenting.blogspot.com/2023/03/forgiveness-surprising-way-forward-epic.html
Excerpt Five: https://debbieloseanything.blogspot.com/2023/03/forgivenes-surprisingly-way-forward-by.html?m=0
Excerpt Six: https://guildmaster97.wordpress.com/2023/03/27/forgiveness-epic-book-launch-and-excerpt/
Excerpt Seven: https://www.artistwriterandstudentohmy.com/posts/forgiveness-a-surprising-way-forward-book-excerpt/
About the Authors
Mark Henderson received a Masters of Pastoral Counseling, was a licensed counselor, and served as a pastor of counseling for twenty years.
In Memory of Mark Henderson
Mark David Henderson, co-author of this book, passed away from cancer as this book was being finalized. Mark was a loving husband, father, and friend. He touched lives all over the world through his counseling ministry and often said he had a front row seat to God’s miracles. He always made sure the individual knew it was God’s healing, and Mark was simply the servant. His desire was to take what he learned and share it with others, which is the reason for this book.
Michael Snuffer has ministered as a counselor for more than ten years. Mark and Mike founded Equip2CounselTM, a ministry dedicated to providing simple yet powerful counseling tools globally to ministers
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