Saturday, July 19, 2014

forgiving our fathers and mothers: book review

This title caught my eye when browsing online about a year ago. I was going through a difficult situation with my adoptive dad that has brought hurt to our relationship since he decided to no longer be family. I saved it in my wish list for Amazon to pick up and read at some point. I then saw it again on BookLook Bloggers and couldn't wait to review it and hopefully gain some more wisdom in how to deal with hurt.

The book is about:

Do you struggle with the deep pain of a broken relationship with a parent? 
Leslie Leyland 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. 

I soon realized after reading the first two chapters that this book is meant for more broken relationships than what I had. It is a good book for those who are bitter or angry or have hate towards their parent and not just hurt. I have forgiven my adoptive dad and all the hurt my family and I have been through and do not have any bitterness because I know God has a reason and He has a way in all. It does give insightful verses and plans to walk through if you do truly need help in forgiveness. Highly recommend for those alone. 

I give this book 3 stars out of 5. 

BookLook Bloggers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in return for a review. These words are my own. 


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