Item description for How to Forgive When You Can't Forget by Charles Klein...
Overview Discusses how to bring forgiveness into your life and repair relationships with friends and relatives despite anger and disappointment
Publishers Description It's hard to say "I'm sorry." But it's even harder to forgive someone who has hurt you deeply. This book, written by a rabbi, teaches us how to shift our perception-moving beyond the pain and mistrust and allowing ourselves to say, with honesty and an open heart, "I want you to be a part of my life again." This is a book that is being shared between family members and handed from friend to friend-one that can mend the heartache of shattered relationships by enlightening, illuminating, and giving us the precious chance to heal.
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Studio: Berkley Trade
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.06" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.35" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1997
Publisher Berkley Trade
ISBN 0425160041 ISBN13 9780425160046 UPC 071831012005
Availability 0 units.
More About Charles Klein
Charles Klein has served as Rabbi of the Merrick Jewish Centre in Merrick, New York, for the past 16 years. He is a graduate of Brandeis University and was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He also studied at Columbia University School of Social Work and received his Masters degree from that institution.
Reviews - What do customers think about How to Forgive When You Can't Forget?
Forgiveness Is a Choice: A Step-By-Step Process for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope (Apa Lifetools) Feb 18, 2007
Has some excellent points to ponder Jul 26, 2003
The following is quoted from the book..."Before there can be universal peace founded upon respect and appreciation of different ways...we will first have to inspire people to seek reunion with family members and friends. For as long as people willingly accept the brokenness of precious relationships, there can be no hope for a worldwide day of healing and peace." This book alone will not provide all the answers (no book can) except for the Old/New Testaments. I would encourage anyone dealing with complicated relationships/situations to seek out any avenue of help...counseling, friends, extended family, etc. Another good book for reading is "Irregular People," by Joyce Landorf Heatherley.
Better books on the topic are available Jan 19, 2003
I ordered this because Klein is a rabbi and I figured that the book might provide some extra meaning for this nice Jewish girl, but I found it rather weak in terms of content and offering little in the way of practical advice. ...Robert enright's book, "forgiveness is a choice", is much much better and very practical.
Disappointed.. Jun 6, 2002
This book assumes that the person who have wronged us does have good intention which we might have overlooked, in which case, it would be easy to forgive. But I think readers are looking for more than that, and I definitely agree with Rachel's view. Sometimes, you just want to forgive, but you might not necessarily want to reconcile with that person, especially if that person is still continuing his hurtful behaviour. There are many other books about forgiveness that have this information. However, if you are just looking for ways to forgive someone who has wronged you and they now feel sorry about it and are seeking for your forgiveness, then this might be a book for you.
Sensible, thoughtful, and helpful Apr 28, 2002
I had the chance to happen upon this book in an alternative bookstore while I was on vacation. I ended up curling up in a chair and reading the thing from cover to cover. From there I set about making contact with everyone I had "excommunicated" from my life for various reasons: friends, family, etc.
All of the people I reached out to were so grateful to hear from me and it feels great to have put down the burden and made friends with people I care about. Two weeks after I made peace with my parents, my stepfather passed away. The knowledge that he knew I had forgiven him was of great comfort as I grieved, and it helped my mother and me become closer too.
As a result, I just bought three copies of this book to give to family members struggling with this issue. I highly recommend it. It changed my life, for the better.