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Total Forgiveness: Achieving God's Greatest Challenge [Paperback]

R.T. Kendall
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1 Mar 2003

'Few recently published books have made a greater impression on me than R. T. Kendall's Total Forgiveness,' writes Robin Eames. 'I have found so much in his words to challenge my own thinking and work. His Bible-centred approach is matched by the realism of how individuals have tried to face up to loss, distress and frustration.'

This book, possibly R. T. Kendall's most important work to date, explains what God calls for as 'total forgiveness'. No sin or action is unforgivable, says R. T., and we are called to keep no record of wrongs, to refuse to punish those who have hurt us, to show mercy and to avoid any form of bitterness.

A radical message for a divided world.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; 2 edition (1 Mar 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 034075639X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340756393
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 141,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If I could have only one of R. T.'s books, this would be my choice. There is no more important message for the church today. (Rob Parsons)

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life changing - All Christians Should Read This 27 Oct 2003
By Peter B
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Harbouring conscious or unconscious bitterness, perhaps for many years, over a hurt to oneself or loved ones, can affect all areas of our lives including our relationship with God and those around us and it can destroy our testimony. There is a deep need to forgive - but how do we forgive, what is forgiveness, how do we know we have forgiven, what and whom do we forgive? R T Kendall's book delves into these and many other related questions.
Kendall's personal and deep experience involving forgiveness and his knowledge of Biblical teaching have resulted in a book which clearly yet comprehensively explains an astonishingly broad and complex subject - one of the most difficult but vital issues that a Christian must face. The reader can relate to what Kendall says because it is not simply theoretical, he draws on his own experiences. God's requirements and His solutions are challenging in part but can be profoundly uplifting, bringing about a sense of great peace and spiritual enrichment.
'Life-changing' is an overused cliche, but for me this book was instrumental in helping me to successfully tackle a subject in a way which was exactly that - life-changing. A superb book and one that should be read by everybody, Christian or not.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not forgiving is dangerous 14 Jan 2008
The author has the knack of hitting on the important topics with which Christians today need to be challenged in their Christian walk. This book reminds us how much we have been forgiven by God, and that we also must forgive - totally, without reservation, and not waiting for an apology. He helpfully uses the example of Joseph and his forgiveness of his brothers. He also draws our attention to the destructive effects of bitterness and resentment which often result from not forgiving.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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It would be impossible for me to express how this book & the sister book, 'Forgiving Ourselves' has impacted upon my life. Right from the begining you are helped to understand exactly how significant this topic is and how little it is covered in Churches generally. From my reading and by applying only the points that struck my mind on first reading, there has been a significant change in my understanding of the Gospel, how I treat others that have really hurt me and the inflow of God's love that has come as a subsequent result.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Bob
We have probably all been hurt by somebody sometime and sometimes those hurts run really deep. We may think we have forgiven that person one day and then the next day something happens and resentful thoughts start popping up again. We then begin to question ourselves whether we have really forgiven that person or not. What I loved about RT Kendall's book was that he really addresses this issue. He sees forgiveness as an on-going process and that we will battle with it from time to time, but that it ok. If you want to forgive someone and are not sure how to go about it or are not sure whether you have forgiven them, then I would highly recommend this book - it is very real, relevant and Biblical.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful, truth, life changing if you let it 16 Feb 2010
By Jemi
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This is an excellent book. It is challenging and full of wisdom. It lays out a pesrspective without forcing a view and leaves the reader to make up thier own mind. It challenged me to think differently, and I am grateful to the author for his candor in the book. It is frank, clear and insightful.

If you have a problem forgiving I recommend this book. And if you think you are very good at forgiving people I would recommend this book because you may find that you are still challenged by this book. It is definately a classic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book I've read on forgiveness 6 Jan 2010
Having ministered to people struggling with forgiveness after various traumatic incidents, I find this book one of the best I have read in the past 10 years, particularly on forgiveness. It is balanced, thorough, readable with a profoundly biblical perspective. It helps people understand the difficult journey towards forgiveness, with a very helpful perspective of what forgiveness is and isn't - something causing much confusion for individuals caught in the battle. Living in South Africa where trauma is prevalent, I have often lent this book out to people who have found it most helpful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I wept 3 May 2014
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At my own inability to forgive my own parents
this book put a mirror in front me and I did not like what I saw

I am hoping one day to get there
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5.0 out of 5 stars TOTAL FORGIVENESS 25 April 2014
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Published 3 months ago by D. G. Crawford
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read For Every Christian
Read this book and then keep it with your Bible, you'll want to refer back to it, or read it all over again. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous read
This book needs to be kept & reread constantly. We need to understand the meanings of forgiveness & the benefits of being able to totally forgive.
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This book is amazingly uplifting and helpful with a subject that a lot of people find difficulty with. A must read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Forgive us as we forgive others
This is a book everyone needs to read as you realize that fogiveness sets you free from bitterness / regrets / and all negative influences to your life
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I was given this book as a Christmas present and half heartedly started reading it thinking I already understood this subject; how wrong I was. Read more
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