Forgiveness: Learning How to Forgive is a book for people who have been deeply hurt and caught in a vortex of anger, depression, and resentment. Dr. Julia Frazier White shares how forgiveness can reduce anxiety and depression while increasing self-esteem and hopefulness toward one’s future. This fresh new work demonstrates how forgiveness, approached in the correct manner, benefits the forgiver more than the forgiven. Filled with wisdom and warm encouragement, the book leads the reader on a path that will bring clarity and peace.
It is simply not enough to say that one should forgive. To fully embrace this life-changing principle, one must learn how to forgive. The purpose of this book is to do just that-offer practical, professional, and spiritual tools that can serve as a healing platform for those embracing this important journey. True, powerful stories of forgiving are also included in this book, which shows why making the decision to forgive is the most courageous choice a person can ever make.
“This book will help you to first allow yourself to forgive and experience the redemptive power it contains toward helping to restore yourself first. Then, you will gain the strength to assist others to overcome the brokenness through forgiveness where new life and love awaits,” the author says. “When we forgive,” she says, “we set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner we set free is us.” In an easy-to-read yet astute analysis of the meaning and value of forgiveness, Dr. White teaches the reader that forgiveness is a way of healing. She takes as her model sound biblical principles.