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Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers : Finding Freedom from Hurt and Hate
by Leslie Leyland Fields and Dr. Jill Hubbard


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If our families are to flourish, we will need to learn and practice ways of forgiving those who have had the greatest impact upon us: our mothers and fathers.

Do you struggle with the deep pain of a broken relationship with a parent?  Read more...


 
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Overview

If our families are to flourish, we will need to learn and practice ways of forgiving those who have had the greatest impact upon us: our mothers and fathers.

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.

"A call to very hard, but very vital, work of the soul."

Dr. Henry Cloud, leadership expert, psychologist, and best-selling author

"Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers is essential reading for anyone who wants to deal with those hurts in a constructive, healing, and God-honoring manner."

Jim Daly, president, Focus on the Family

"Leslie Leyland Fields and Jill Hubbard take us into raw, messy stories so we can be transformed by that mysterious and painful grace in the force called forgiveness."

Scot McKnight, Northern Seminary

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  • ISBN-13: 9780849964725
  • ISBN-10: 0849964725
  • Publisher: W Publishing Group
  • Publish Date: January 2014
  • Page Count: 213


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Books > Religion > Christian Life - Family

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-12-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

Drawing from their own difficult stories, writer Fields (Surprise Child) and clinical psychologist Hubbard exhibit grace and genuine empathy in taking on a topic that often takes a lifetime to work through. Fields talks about the power of confessing the wrongs children suffer from their parents and urges readers to consider the story of the Good Samaritan; not only are they victims, but also Samaritans, who can use their own pain as a source of empathy. With that perspective comes the realization that, “Most of all, revenge is an attempt to ease our pain…” Freedom instead comes through letting go of expectation, using healthy boundaries, and returning the power of judgment to God. In the process, those who have been hurt become people of honor, capable of honoring parents and also changing the family story. The authors’ gracious approach does not minimize the pain adults feel about their relationships with parents who have hurt them. Neither does it offer platitudes. Instead, the Fields and Hubbard outline concrete steps to do the necessary work of forgiveness in order to move forward into a life of freedom. An excellent resource for the journey. (Jan.)

 
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