Finding Freedom through Forgiveness

“Forgiveness: A Surprising Way Forward” is a compelling book that delves into the often-overlooked topic of forgiveness. Authors Mark Henderson and Michael Snuffer offer a powerful message of hope and healing, addressing the deep-rooted pain and struggles many individuals face.

Motivated by my own journey of forgiveness, I turned to this book seeking guidance and understanding. Despite having already forgiven my mother for the tragic act of taking my father’s life, I grappled with questions. This book provided the additional insights and solace I sought.

Forgiveness is not an easy concept. Henderson and Snuffer skillfully navigate the complex terrain of forgiveness, acknowledging its challenging nature, particularly in the face of profound acts of violence. Through empathetic storytelling and real-life examples, the authors make the topic relatable, highlighting its impact on our relationships, emotional well-being, and faith.

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Unlocking the Transformative Power of Forgiveness

What sets this book apart is its practical approach, offering step-by-step guidance on practicing forgiveness for lasting relief. I appreciated they dispelled misconceptions and provided a clear understanding of forgiveness, while also acknowledging the non-linear nature of the process.

The writing style is engaging, making the core concepts easy to grasp and apply them. The authors create a safe space for exploration and growth, encouraging readers to confront their wounds and take steps toward healing.

“Forgiveness: A Surprising Way Forward” is a must-read for anyone struggling with pain, hurt, and the ongoing challenges of forgiveness. It offers practical tools, inspiring stories, and a profound understanding of forgiveness’s transformative power, even when forgiveness has already been extended.

Friends, prepare to embark on a journey of healing and discover the surprising way forward through forgiveness within the pages of this book. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

Note: I was fortunate to receive a complimentary copy of this book from Celebrate Lit in exchange for an honest review. Rest assured, my thoughts were not influenced by this arrangement! I was under no obligation to write a positive review or receive any compensation. I am simply being transparent and complying with FTC regulations.

Forgiveness: A Surprising Way Forward is on tour with Celebrate Lit.

Authors: Mark Henderson and Michael Snuffer

Genre: Non-fiction; Interpersonal Relations; Religion

Release date: April 13, 2023

WHY AM I SO MISUNDERSTOOD? I am only trying to do what is right! Of course, I forgive, but I can’t seem to get past the pain. God seems distant. Does he even care about me?

Do any of these questions hit close to home? It may surprise you that the underlying cause is often hidden unforgiveness. Our closest relationships, emotional health, and perhaps even our faith seem to be crumbling around us, but most of us have no idea that forgiveness is the way forward. If we are honest, we don’t even know what forgiveness is. We may have a vague idea that it has something to do with “forgetting” or “letting go” but would be hard-pressed to come up with a working definition. Worse yet, we have no idea how to practice forgiveness in a way that brings lasting relief from the hurt we carry. Most of us are not trying to hang on to the pain, but freedom is elusive.

Freedom from your pain is within reach! Forgiveness is not a vague, esoteric concept, nor is it a lofty, out-of-reach ideal. Forgiveness: A Surprising Way Forward digs into the biblical definition of forgiveness, tells real stories of real people who have found healing, clears up some huge misconceptions surrounding forgiveness, and teaches us how to practice forgiveness. If we do not address the wounds of our past, they will shape our future. God has provided a powerful tool to help us find freedom—forgiveness is the surprising way forward!

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About the Authors 

Mark Henderson received a Master’s in Pastoral Counseling, was a licensed counselor, and served as a pastor of counseling for twenty years.

In Memory of Mark Henderson

Mark David Henderson, co-author of this book, passed away from cancer as this book was being finalized. Mark was a loving husband, father, and friend. He touched lives all over the world through his counseling ministry and often said he had a front row seat to God’s miracles. He always made sure the individual knew it was God’s healing, and Mark was simply the servant. His desire was to take what he learned and share it with others, which is the reason for this book.

Michael Snuffer has ministered as a counselor for more than ten years. Mark and Mike founded Equip2CounselTM, a ministry dedicated to providing simple yet powerful counseling tools globally to ministers.

 

 

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Challenging relationships, frustration with unfair treatment, bursts of anger, and disconnection from God are persistent problems for individuals who carry burdens from their past. Most are unaware unforgiveness is an underlying cause. Time, by itself, rarely brings healing. Instead, the wounds fester and become more painful. Many feel stuck and see no way forward to joy and peace. For most, forgiveness is the first step to healing.

Modern culture and thinking have muddled the meaning of forgiveness. Most don’t understand what forgiveness is or how to practice it. The result? Relief remains out of reach. Forgiveness is a powerful tool which brings healing and freedom.

Mark and I launched the Equip2Counsel™ ministry to provide powerful counseling tools which bring healing to hurting individuals around the world. We soon realized the limitations of in-person training and began to consider how written materials could extend the reach of these tools. We wrote Forgiveness: A Surprising Way Forward to provide a clear, step-by-step process. We wanted to share the stories of real people who found hope and healing through forgiveness. Whether you are a hurting individual or a counselor helping others, we hope many learn and apply the practice of forgiveness which brings freedom.

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To celebrate his tour, Michael is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!! Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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