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Book Review of Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers
Forgiving our Fathers and Mothers takes you on a journey of forgiveness. The commandment “Honor Thy Mother and Father” was one I always questioned because how could I honor people that did not honor me? The author uses biblical characters to help explain the process of forgiving and I appreciate the author for doing so. I must say that for years it was hard for me to come to terms with the death of both my mother and my father. There is a chapter called Jonah what are you running away from? This book spoke to my heart. The author draws you into each chapter with reflective questions at the end. I can easily see this book for those who have a difficult time forgiving Aunts, friends, Uncles, Brother and Sisters. For myself, because I have learned how to forgive my parents this book was more of a refresher than new enlightenment. Another drawback was that it was repetitive, there were some areas where it seemed liked he was saying that same thing. I could see this book being used in a healing ministry discussion group. Overall, this book was very good at teaching how to forgive and I recommend anyone who has experienced hurt to read it.