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Be challenged and moved, 27 Feb 2013
this is an excellent book. Stephen Cherry does not flinch from looking at some of the most challenging areas of human experience - from holocaust to personal stories of abuse. The author's ability to help the reader hear stories and unpack the extensive literature on the subject is most useful. It finally explores a "model of forgiveness" which is not oppressive to victims and recognises a process which is ongoing. I believe this is valuable tool for people personally trying to consider the issues raised by being "demanded" to forgive and also others who are alongside people in their painful journeys.