At last! My book on forgiveness is published – today is the day. I first started reflecting seriously on the subject in 1987 so I utter a quiet sign of relief. If a book is like a baby that was a l-o-o-o-ng pregnancy. And quite a labour too. But it is not a baby. It is a grown-up. Ready to find its way in and around the world.
The publishers wrote on the cover that it is ‘a book for both victims and perpetrators and for all those who seek to help them find healing and peace…’ I really hope that is true. And I pray that it does find its way to the people who need it most – and that by the grace of God it helps some with the immensely sensitive and creative venture of forgiveness after serious harm and hurt.
The Founder and Director of the Forgiveness Project, Marina Cantacuzino kindly read it in draft and has blogged about it here: http://theforgivenessproject.com/directors-blog/healing-agony-outstanding-new-book-on-forgiveness/
Here are the chapter titles:
- You Can’t Just Flip Your Feelings
- The Wilderness of Hurt
- After Torture
- A Duty to Forgive?
- Anger, Resentment and Grudge
- After Murder
- Forgiveness as Spirituality
- Forgiver Syndrome
- Visiting Evil
- Re-imagining Forgiveness
- A Forgiving Heart
- The Gifts of the Wise
If you would like to read the first two chapters you can find them here:
There will be a launch in Durham on Shrove Tuesday. Cathedral Shop 6.00pm.