The Book of Forgiving

The Book of Forgiving
Author: Desmond Tutu,Mpho Tutu
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN: 0062203584
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Forgiving Book Excerpt:

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Chair of The Elders, and Chair of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, along with his daughter, the Reverend Mpho Tutu, offer a manual on the art of forgiveness—helping us to realize that we are all capable of healing and transformation. Tutu's role as the Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission taught him much about forgiveness. If you asked anyone what they thought was going to happen to South Africa after apartheid, almost universally it was predicted that the country would be devastated by a comprehensive bloodbath. Yet, instead of revenge and retribution, this new nation chose to tread the difficult path of confession, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Each of us has a deep need to forgive and to be forgiven. After much reflection on the process of forgiveness, Tutu has seen that there are four important steps to healing: Admitting the wrong and acknowledging the harm; Telling one's story and witnessing the anguish; Asking for forgiveness and granting forgiveness; and renewing or releasing the relationship. Forgiveness is hard work. Sometimes it even feels like an impossible task. But it is only through walking this fourfold path that Tutu says we can free ourselves of the endless and unyielding cycle of pain and retribution. The Book of Forgiving is both a touchstone and a tool, offering Tutu's wise advice and showing the way to experience forgiveness. Ultimately, forgiving is the only means we have to heal ourselves and our aching world.

Summary of Desmond Tutu Mpho Tutu s The Book of Forgiving

Summary of Desmond Tutu   Mpho Tutu s The Book of Forgiving
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 17
Release: 2022-05-22T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Desmond Tutu Mpho Tutu s The Book of Forgiving Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Forgiving is the best form of self-interest, both spiritually and scientifically. Without forgiveness, we remain tied to the person who harmed us, and we are unable to experience healing and freedom. #2 Forgiving is not only good for your health, but it also allows you to release yourself from whatever trauma and hardship you have experienced and reclaim your life as your own. #3 We are deeply connected to one another, and we need each other. We are made to exist in a delicate network of interdependence. To treat anyone as if they were less than human is to contravene the laws of our humanity. #4 Forgiveness is not dependent on the actions of others. It is a free gift freely given, and it frees the person who offers it from the weight of the victim’s whim and threat of vengeance.

Rising Strong

Rising Strong
Author: Brené Brown
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-08-27
ISBN: 1473501555
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rising Strong Book Excerpt:

'Thanks to Brené Brown I learned how to be vulnerable... a life changer' Miranda Hart The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. This is a book about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and Rising Strong, our clearest path to deeper meaning, wisdom and hope.

Joyous Resilience

Joyous Resilience
Author: Anjuli Sherin
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-01-26
ISBN: 1623174244
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joyous Resilience Book Excerpt:

An intersectional guide to building resilience and reclaiming joy With so much information available on how to build resilience--from meditation, exercise, and time in nature, to the latest neuroscience-backed studies--have you ever wondered what's holding you back? If you commit to self-care but find yourself exhausted, unhappy, or anxious, do you wonder what's missing? The fact is, we are all navigating an exhausting, disconnecting, do-more-buy-more culture that disproportionately harms those with marginalized identities and leads us to believe that our thriving depends solely on individual effort. Mainstream wellness culture doesn't account for the ways that social oppression and economic injustice intersect to make resilience diffi cult for many of us to access in the first place. So, where do we begin? In this warm and accessible guide, Pakistani American therapist Anjuli Sherin provides a healing path to make thriving possible for everyone. Through compelling client stories and reflective exercises, she offers a culturally informed, body -centered model that shows us how cultivating self-nurturance, healthy boundaries, pleasure, and a soulful connection to the natural world can give us the generative energy needed to heal individual and collective trauma and shape our world from an inner magic called joyous resilience.

Insights

Insights
Author: Dr. R. Krishnamurthi
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2016-12-07
ISBN: 1946390283
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insights Book Excerpt:

We see a lot but do we observe what we see to gain insights? When we do not observe what we see, seeing something through our mental eyes becomes very remote. Insight is seeing something through our mental eyes. Definitely, this book reduces the distance between seeing things through physical and mental eyes. Most of the insights have emotions and thoughts that have day to day appeals. The readers can associate themselves with the insights and identify themselves in the situations, events, and characters presented in these insights. The readers can get insights into ten Ps. Perception, performance, perseverance, personality, perspective, persuasion, philosophy, power, psychology, and preferences. Life is intended to be insightful. Everyday experiences make one’s life insightful.

Forgiving Others Forgiving Ourselves

Forgiving Others  Forgiving Ourselves
Author: Myra Warren Isenhart, PhD,Michael Spangle, PhD
Publsiher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-07-20
ISBN: 1594736006
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgiving Others Forgiving Ourselves Book Excerpt:

Dynamically explores what is really keeping you from forgiving or seeking forgiveness. Draws on insights from many fields—communication, psychology, counseling and theology, as well as original research—to explore the mental and emotional barriers in your path. Includes reflection questions for individual and group use.

From Despair into Healing

From Despair into Healing
Author: Pauline E. Doty
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2022-03-31
ISBN: 1665550112
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Despair into Healing Book Excerpt:

Pauline Doty presents her story and faith, sharing hope and the power of transforming love. This kind of faith leads to transformed lives and transformed communities. Doty shares questions and answers that have been a part of her journey with faith, mental illness, #metoo grief, and losses. This book will renew your personal faith in a loving God, and grow your loving relationships with yourself and others. Doty connects with an audience that includes all believers and all who live with doubts and questions. All seekers for peace, hope, and truth in our divided America will find stimulating and helpful dialogue with the hard questions. She lends confidence that God (by many names and revelations) goes with and before us, all ways and always.

Forgiveness and Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Abuse

Forgiveness and Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Abuse
Author: Archbishops Council
Publsiher: Canterbury Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-09-13
ISBN: 0715111345
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgiveness and Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Abuse Book Excerpt:

This theological and pastoral resource addresses specific challenges to the church as it seeks to speak truthfully in the aftermath of abuse and provides material to help parishes and dioceses who find themselves facing the complex realities of such issues.

Where the River Bends

Where the River Bends
Author: Michael T. McRay
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2015-12-09
ISBN: 1498201911
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where the River Bends Book Excerpt:

Myriad works discuss forgiveness, but few address it in the prison context. For most people, prisoners exist "out of sight and out of mind." Their stories are often reduced to a few short lines in news articles at the time of arrest or conviction. But what happened before in the lives of the convicted? What has happened after? How have people in prison dealt with the harm they have caused and the harm they have suffered? What does forgiveness mean to them? What can we outsiders learn about the nature of forgiveness and prison from individuals who have both dealt and endured some of life's most painful experiences? Expanding on his MPhil dissertation Echoes from Exile (with Distinction) from Trinity College Dublin, Michael McRay's important new book brings the perspectives and stories of fourteen Tennessee prisoners into public awareness. Weaving these narratives into a survey of forgiveness literature, McRay offers a map of the forgiveness topography. At once storytelling, academic, activism, and cartography, McRay's book is as necessary as it is accessible. There is a whole demographic we have essentially ignored when it comes to conversations on forgiveness. What would we learn if we listened?

The Forgiveness Tour

The Forgiveness Tour
Author: Susan Shapiro
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2021-01-12
ISBN: 1510766154
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forgiveness Tour Book Excerpt:

How Apologies Can Help You Move Forward With Your Life “To err is human; to forgive divine.” But what if the person who hurt you most refuses to apologize or express any regret? That’s the question haunting Manhattan journalist Susan Shapiro when her trusted advisor of fifteen years repeatedly lies to her. Stunned by the betrayal, she can barely eat or sleep. She’s always seen herself as big-hearted and benevolent, someone who will forgive anyone anything - as long as they’re remorseful. Yet the addiction specialist who helped her quit smoking, drinking and drugs after decades of self-destruction won’t explain – or stop - his ongoing deceit, leaving her blindsided. Her crisis management strategy is becoming her crisis. To protect her sanity and sobriety, Shapiro ends their relationship and vows they’ll never speak again. Yet ghosting him doesn’t end her distress. She has screaming arguments with him in her mind, relives their fallout in panicked nightmares and even lights a candle, chanting a secret Yiddish curse to exact revenge. In her entrancing, heartfelt new memoir The Forgiveness Tour: How to Find the Perfect Apology, Shapiro wrestles with how to exonerate someone who can’t cough up a measly “my bad” or mumble “mea culpa.” Seeking wisdom, she explores the billion-dollar Forgiveness Industry touting the personal benefits of absolution, where the only choice on every channel is: radical forgiveness. She fears it’s all bullshit. Desperate for enlightenment, she surveys her old rabbis, as well as religious leaders from every denomination. Unable to reconcile all the confusing abstractions, she embarks on a cross country journey where she interviews people who suffered unforgivable wrongs that were never atoned: victims of genocides, sexual assault, infidelity, cruelty and racism. A Holocaust survivor in D.C. admits he’s thrived from spite. A Michigan man meets with the drunk driver who killed his wife and children. A daughter in Seattle grapples with her mother - who stayed married to the father who raped her. Knowing their estrangement isn’t her fault, a Florida mom spends eight years apologizing to her son anyway -with surprising results. Does love mean forever having to say you’re sorry? Critics praised Shapiro’s previous memoir Lighting Up: How I Stopped Smoking, Drinking and Everything Else I Loved in Life Except Sex as fiercely honest, fascinating, funny and “a mind-bendingly good read.” Now the bestselling author and popular writing professor returns with a darker, wiser follow up, addressing the universal enigma of blind forgiving. Shapiro’s brilliant new gurus sooth her broken psyche and answer her burning mystery: How can you forgive someone without an apology? Does she? Should you?

When Texas Prison Scams Religion

When Texas Prison Scams Religion
Author: Michael G. Maness
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 894
Release: 2022-01-28
ISBN: 1665543825
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Texas Prison Scams Religion Book Excerpt:

State ordained child torturer Minister prisoner represents the offices of the Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, TDCJ. Bryan Collier, TCBJ, and wardens throughout the prison–but the greatest piece of fantasy is how the Executive Culture of cover ups came to see this Fool’s Parade as good for Texas, even “God’s will” to change the world. TDCJ destroys records of violence after 7 years and has hired the lowest qualified of the applicant pool many times in the last 25 years, even ordered the cleaning of contraband at the Polunsky Prison, and all those responsible for covering up a horde were promoted! 25 years of this! Who thinks a director that allowed that can competently supervise a naïve volunteer in a systemwide program of indenturing prisoners? Why is the director sponsoring psychopaths counseling psychopaths? Answer? MONEY–selling the Fool’s Parade Fantasy that buying faith from prisoners with favor turns them into saints after 4 years of Bible to naïve Evangelicals. Who thinks it JUSTICE that 400,000,000 hours of officer contact has zero definitive influence on parole when a commissioner spends

Managing Pain Before It Manages You

Managing Pain Before It Manages You
Author: Margaret A. Caudill
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2016-01-06
ISBN: 1462522777
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Pain Before It Manages You Book Excerpt:

Hundreds of thousands of readers have found help and hope for getting their lives back from chronic pain in this empowering workbook. Top pain specialist and physician Margaret A. Caudill spells out 10 steps that can radically change the way pain sufferers feel--both physically and emotionally. From finding the best treatments to coping with flareups, solving everyday problems, and harnessing the power of relaxation techniques, the book is packed with tested solutions that users can tailor to their own needs. The fully updated fourth edition incorporates important advances in pain management and mind-body medicine. It features new content on mindfulness, a "Quick Skill" section in each chapter with simple exercises that can have an immediate impact, updated supplementary reading and resources (including smart phone apps), and more. Practical tools include MP3 audio downloads and easy-to-use worksheets that purchasers can now download and print.

The Five Gifts

The Five Gifts
Author: Laurie Nadel
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN: 0757320457
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Five Gifts Book Excerpt:

"Once a seasoned journalist but now a distinguished scholar and practicing psychotherapist, Dr. Laurie has immersed herself in the academic study of suffering, in addition to the depth her own life story provides . . . . When it comes to teaching how to get up after being knocked down, how to not just survive life's hardest blows but eventually thrive, nothing beats a teacher who has learned through personal experience. I'll be surprised if you don't find this book highly readable and the information in it unusually accessible and easy to understand, digest, and put to use. Dr. Laurie Nadel touches off many new sunbursts of thought as she guides us through what we need to know about coping with life's most troubling times." --From the Foreword by Dan Rather As the frequency and intensity of catastrophic events continue to surge, organizations provide guidelines for how to pack a "Go-Kit" in case of emergency. The Five Gifts is like an emergency 'Go-Kit' for the mind, packed with information and insight that can minimize and prevent long-term psycho-spiritual damage from a traumatic event. It's a field guide for the heart and soul to guide you through to cycles of damage and recovery that can be useful before, during, and after a tragic loss, trauma, or disaster. In a nationwide Google survey Dr. Nadel commissioned for this book, 33% of those surveyed identified their greatest fear as a terrorist attack, followed by displacement from their homes. As this upsurge in violent episodes continues, the numbers show a greater likelihood that you, or someone close to you, will be directly affected by a traumatic event. But what if you had access to a mind-body-spirit 'Go-Kit' before disaster strikes? In The Five Gifts, Dr. Nadel wisely maps out a path integrating what she has learned from over two decades of working with people damaged by a trauma event. Her own life was impacted by the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001 and Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012. The Five Gifts contains interviews with people whose lives were directly impacted by such major news events as the Rwanda genocide, the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, the tsunami in Bali, and the Boston Marathon terrorist bombing. Although you can never be fully prepared for a shocking, traumatic event, this book will provide information, ideas, insight and tools to build the emotional stamina and clarity needed to cope with acute stress responses and emotional aftershocks If you are open to receiving the gifts of Humility, Patience, Empathy, Forgiveness, and Growth, The Five Gifts will lead you safely through disaster and traumatic minefields.

Forgiveness and Reparation the Healing Journey

Forgiveness and Reparation  the Healing Journey
Author: Mpho Tutu Van Furth
Publsiher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-03-15
ISBN: 1506484557
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgiveness and Reparation the Healing Journey Book Excerpt:

Reparations is an element in a process of atonement and restorative justice that sees the need for acknowledgment of the damage done to the enslaved and colonized, healing and restoration of the lost humanity of the perpetrators, and repair of the violated relationships between the human and ecological victims and the human perpetrators.

WHOLE

WHOLE
Author: Melissa Moore,Michele Matrisciani
Publsiher: Rodale
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 1623367441
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WHOLE Book Excerpt:

A five-point plan to usher you through heartache and toward a stronger, healthier place. “I know how to kill someone and get away with it.” The words spoken by her father when Melissa was a teen haunt her to this day. Two years later, after confessing that he was the serial killer nationally known as the Happy Face Killer, Keith Jesperson was arrested for the murder of eight women. The pain, guilt, and shame that followed her father’s conviction stigmatized Melissa for years until she figured out a way to use her emotions as fuel to free herself from self-imposed limits and set out on a journey to rebuild her fragmented life. Through her work as an Emmy-nominated investigative journalist, television host, educator, and advocate, Melissa created WHOLE, a five-step program to better develop her own approach to healing: Watch the Storm, Heal Your Heart, Open Your Mind, Leverage Your Power, and Elevate Your Spirit. Among other things, she found that the commitment to your core values makes all the difference in getting unstuck; that forgiveness gives the greatest chance of making a future not defined by the past; that there is great value in vulnerability; that creativity is essential to living a full life; and that hope is the basis for everything we feel, believe, and do. In each phase of the program, Melissa inspires you to embrace your past to find wholeness within the parts of your life that you believe to be “broken.” If you are stuck in the rut of a painful experience—whether depression, trauma, pain, fear, addiction, or guilt—you will find comfort in this book’s advice, self-evaluation, and action plans. WHOLE is a powerful journey of recovery and awakening that reframes the pain experience so it can be used as a way to invite understanding, growth, and transformation into your life.

Practicing God s Radical Forgiveness

Practicing God s Radical Forgiveness
Author: Jeffrey Bullock
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2018-08-16
ISBN: 1532641192
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practicing God s Radical Forgiveness Book Excerpt:

Forgiveness marks one of the most important issues of our time. If the enormous number of books and articles are a measure, then forgiveness—our forgiveness of others and forgiveness for ourselves—appeals to our deepest concern. It’s a challenge to determine just what we mean when we speak of “forgiveness.” Any discussion will reveal that our shared understanding and practices of forgiveness quickly diverge. For example, is it the same thing to forgive a child, a criminal, a malicious acquaintance, or someone who’s inadvertently done us harm? Likely, no. We’ll discover in this book that how we understand and practice forgiveness has shifted and changed through history, formed by cultural context. Even biblically, our understanding of forgiveness has altered over time. We’ll unpack the importance of this cultural history and then turn to the three strands of forgiveness that together form our modern practice of forgiveness. First, the personal and therapeutic forgiveness. Second, the communal forgiveness that’s valued for its power to resolve conflict, renew relationships, and restore peace. Finally, the divine, God’s absolute unconditional forgiveness, a forgiveness we’ll discover that undergirds every other way we understand forgiveness.

Love and Forgiveness for a More Just World

Love and Forgiveness for a More Just World
Author: Hent de Vries,Nils F. Schott
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-11-03
ISBN: 0231540124
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love and Forgiveness for a More Just World Book Excerpt:

One can love and not forgive or out of love decide not to forgive. Or one can forgive but not love, or choose to forgive but not love the ones forgiven. Love and forgiveness follow parallel and largely independent paths, a truth we fail to acknowledge when we pressure others to both love and forgive. Individuals in conflict, sparring social and ethnic groups, warring religious communities, and insecure nations often do not need to pursue love and forgiveness to achieve peace of mind and heart. They need to remain attentive to the needs of others, an alertness that prompts either love or forgiveness to respond. By reorienting our perception of these enduring phenomena, the contributors to this volume inspire new applications for love and forgiveness in an increasingly globalized and no longer quite secular world. With contributions by the renowned French philosophers Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Marion, the poet Haleh Liza Gafori, and scholars of religion (Leora Batnitzky, Nils F. Schott, Hent de Vries), psychoanalysis (Albert Mason, Orna Ophir), Islamic and political philosophy (Sari Nusseibeh), and the Bible and literature (Regina Schwartz), this anthology reconstructs the historical and conceptual lineage of love and forgiveness and their fraught relationship over time. By examining how we have used—and misused—these concepts, the authors advance a better understanding of their ability to unite different individuals and emerging groups around a shared engagement for freedom and equality, peace and solidarity.

Christianity and Criminal Law

Christianity and Criminal Law
Author: Mark Hill QC,Norman Doe,RH Helmholz,John Witte, Jr.
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2020-05-28
ISBN: 1000071553
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christianity and Criminal Law Book Excerpt:

This collection, by leading legal scholars, judges and practitioners, together with theologians and church historians, presents historical, theological, philosophical and legal perspectives on Christianity and criminal law. Following a Preface by Lord Judge, formerly Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, and an introductory chapter, the book is divided into four thematic sections. Part I addresses the historical contributions of Christianity to criminal law drawing on biblical sources, early church fathers and canonists, as far as the Enlightenment. Part II, titled Christianity and the principles of criminal law, compares crime and sin, examines concepts of mens rea and intention, and considers the virtue of due process within criminal justice. Part III looks at Christianity and criminal offences, considering their Christian origins and continuing relevance for several basic crimes that every legal system prohibits. Finally, in Part IV, the authors consider Christianity and the enforcement of criminal law, looking at defences, punishment and forgiveness. The book will be an invaluable resource for students and academics working in the areas of Law and Religion, Legal Philosophy and Theology.

The Philosophy of Forgiveness Volume I

The Philosophy of Forgiveness   Volume I
Author: Court D. Lewis
Publsiher: Vernon Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN: 1622730836
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Philosophy of Forgiveness Volume I Book Excerpt:

Volume II of Vernon Press’s series on the Philosophy of Forgiveness offers several challenging and provocative chapters that seek to push the conversation in new directions and dimensions. Volume I, Explorations of Forgiveness: Personal, Relational, and Religious, began the task of creating a consistent multi-dimensional account of forgiveness, and Volume II’s New Dimensions of Forgiveness continues this goal by presenting a set of chapters that delve into several deep conceptual and metaphysical features of forgiveness. New Dimensions of Forgiveness creates a theoretical framework for understanding the many nuanced features of forgiveness, namely, third-party forgiveness, forgiveness as an aesthetic process, the role of resentment in warranting forgiveness, the moral status of self-forgiveness, epistemic trust, forgiveness’s influence on the moral status of persons, forgiveness in time, the status of Substance and Subject within a Hegelian framework, Jacques Derrida’s “impossible” forgiveness, and the use of imaginative “magic” to become a maximal forgiver. Readers will be challenged to question and come to terms with many oft-overlooked, yet important philosophical dimensions of forgiveness.

Into Your Hand

Into Your Hand
Author: Brueggemann Walter
Publsiher: SCM Press
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN: 033405415X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into Your Hand Book Excerpt:

This set of seven sermons follows the traditional church sequence of utterances that the gospel narratives place on the lips of Jesus. They connect that reality of faith and abuse in our contemporary world of concentrated, ruthless power.