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I cant recommend this book highly enough - I believe it has ...
on 25 July 2015
I have been blown away by this book. I still haven't quite finished it, as I have been reading it slowly in order to digest things. I intend to read the whole book again at some point.
I cant recommend this book highly enough - I believe it has changed my life for the better and has achieved in one small book, getting to the core of my 'issues'. To realise that it is a 'sin' to not forgive myself, when I know God has forgiven me, is an extremely important message for me. Obviously, this is not an instant 'cure', but this book has achieved more in tackling this important point, than years of therapy. I believe not forgiving oneself is at the core of a lot of people's problems. We talk about loving ourselves - but how can we love ourselves, if we don't forgive ourselves? I would say, impossible.
Although I have given this book five stars, there are a few things that R. T. Kendall has said, towards the end of the book, which I feel uncomfortable with, particularly when he talks about forgiving one's parents. He admits he did not have a deprived background and I feel his superficial comments about forgiveness, not based on personal experience, show a lack of understanding. Having said that, I couldn't help giving the book 5 stars, due to impact it has had on me. I have bought spare copies of this book to give to people.