Item description for The Choosing to Forgive Workbook by Les Carter & Frank B. Minirth...
Overview As a continuation of "The Anger Workbook", the authors profess the necessity for forgiveness after anger. This workbook allows readers to personalize the information and develop a plan that will lead to read results and lasting healing.
Publishers Description There's no doubt about it. As long as we live on this side of heaven we will face conflict, and be susceptible to anger, broken relationships, rejection, and manipulation. Perhaps there have been times you've felt stuck in bitterness, discouragement or cynicism. Maybe you've asked "How can I forgive when I hurt as badly as I do?"or you've had moments when you thought you'd truly forgiven, only to have anger return. You may have been taught that anger is bad, that Christians can't be angry or that nothing good ever results from anger. From the authors who brought you the bestseller The Anger Workbook, Dr. Les Carter and Frank Minirth of The Minirth Clinic use the same tried and true methods to help you truly forgive those who've wronged you. This workbook will teach you how to increase your ability to forgive by: learning to establish appropriate boundariesachieving a balance between forgiveness and healthy angercorrectly managing and communicating your angerforgiving for the right reasonsThe workbook format allows you to personalize the information and develop a plan that will lead to real results. This new 12-step plan will guide you through elements that are crucial to forgiveness and healing. The choice is yours: debilitating anger or forgiveness that frees you to expend your energy on emotionally healthy goals and more satisfying pursuits, such as love, respect, confidence, and servitude. Choose forgiveness and start on the path toward a life of abundance.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.08" Height: 0.67" Weight: 0.88 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2000
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0785282556 ISBN13 9780785282556 UPC 020049082553
Availability 116 units. Availability accurate as of Mar 27, 2017 10:39.
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More About Les Carter & Frank B. Minirth
Les Carter, Ph.D., is the senior psychotherapist at the Minirth Clinic, Richardson, Texas, where he has maintained a private counseling practice since 1980. He is a nationally recognized expert on topics including conflict resolution, emotions and spirituality, and marriage and family relationships. He is the author of twenty books including the bestselling The Anger Workbook, The Anger Trap, The Anger Workbook for Christian Parents, and The Freedom From Depression Workbook. Dr. Carter can be reached at www.angerexpert.com.
Les Carter has an academic affiliation as follows - Minirth Clinic in Richardson, Texas Southlake Psychiatry and Counselin.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Choosing to Forgive Workbook?
Thumbs Up! Frank Minirth, Les Carter May 2, 2006
This book has been an amazing gift for me. I'm a Christian who thought I knew how to forgive until I was offended beyond my wildest dreams and struggled with anger, bitterness and confusion that led me to read the book. The order of chapters is such that a concept in one chapter builds up to the next. The first 3 chapters allows one to examine the wrong that has been done and acknowledge it for what it is; a violation against one's convictions, something hurtful. There are great tips that allow one to examine and accept feelings of anger and disappointment. The chapters that follow give guidance on how to safely release the negative feelings, how to give up bitterness, give up judging the wrongdoer. There's even a chapter on how to confront if that's needed. The beauty of the book is the acknowledgement of ones feelings, explaining why we need to allow ourselves to be angry and grieve and eventually having dealt with our feelings, the book empowers us with the knowledge that first forgiveness is a choice and it then offers practical tips on how to do it. One of the most annoying things for me is being put down or minimized. The book offers tips on how to deal with that by embracing equality, being assertive and embracing humility. The case studies were excellent and in most cases I could relate to them and it made the book even more interesting.
Too Much Reference to God and Christ... Loses Credibility Jan 7, 2003
There are some good psychological explanations of the necessary steps towards forgiveness. However, I found the book to have too much reference to God; thereby, losing all scholarly credibility.
The authors hypothesize, that one of the reasons a person should forgive is because: "Lest you conclude that we endorse not forgiving, let us strongly state that we believe forgiveness is right because it is part of the godly life taught and lived by Christ." page 14
What if the reader (such as myself) is NOT a Christian. Then if one does not believe in God or Christ, this line of reasoning is worthless and not convincing to the reader.
The book is filled with reference to God and Christ and the Bible; thereby, negating any objective clinical scholarly findings they may pose in this book.
This book is a terrible disappointment
Too many words, not enough room to write Apr 18, 2002
For a workbook, I feel this book was just to wordy. It is well organized, but I think it would have worked better as a book about forgiveness and then a workbook with the questions.
Forgiveness is a Choice would be my choice if you are looking for a book to work through forgiving someone.