Item description for When You've Been Wronged: Moving From Bitterness to Forgiveness by Erwin Lutzer...
Overview Lutzer shows how the blessing the Lord gives to those who suffer unjustly is worth the pain involved. He also illustrates the need to leave broken relationships in the hands of God, and move forward toward freedom.
Publishers Description Bitterness is a self-inflicted wound. Imagine walking through a maximum-security prison and seeing the cell keys hanging inside the cells. By choosing not to forgive, we voluntarily sentence ourselves to diminished, pain-filled lives. Why would anyone do such a thing? Because forgiveness seems an inappropriate response to offense. To experience a broken promise, betrayed confidence, personal rejection, false accusation, injury, or abuse, is to be wounded. Such wounds cry out for justice. But what if justice is not possible? Or if it doesn't undo the damage done? What then? In this concise, quickly-read volume, noted pastor and author Erwin Lutzer carefully illustrates how it is possible to right the wrongs of your life. Whether you've been wronged--or have wronged others--he makes it possible to experience the freedom of forgiveness, and the restoration of a clear conscience.
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.1" Width: 4.4" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jul 2, 2007
Publisher Moody Publishers
ISBN 0802488986 ISBN13 9780802488985
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More About Erwin Lutzer
DR. ERWIN LUTZER has served as senior pastor of the Moody Church in Chicago for over 30 years. A renowned theologian, Dr. Lutzer earned his BTh from Winnipeg Bible College, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, a MA in philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law. He is an award-winning author and the featured speaker on three radio programs that can be heard on more than 700 radio stations in the United States and around the world. Dr. Lutzer and his wife, Rebecca, live in the Chicago area and have three grown children and eight grandchildren.
Reviews - What do customers think about When You've Been Wronged: Moving From Bitterness to Forgiveness?
Real Tools for Healing Feb 8, 2008
The Bible teaches that we are forgiven as we forgive others, and that it is to our glory to overlook offenses. Yet letting go and finding forgiveness in our own hearts isn't easy, even when we know it's right. Too many of us unwittingly become slaves to those who have hurt us. We wallow in our own anger and bitterness. Many times the anger and bitterness lead us to rash and unwise actions that only make the situation worse, such as filing lawsuits and seeking revenge. Pastor Lutzer gives us tools to rise above the hurt, above the anger, above the desire for retribution, tools to help us find real peace, genuine forgiveness and lasting wholeness. For me, as a practicing Christian attorney and author (The Believer's Guide to Legal Issues), I can only hope and pray that more people will read Pastor Lutzer's book before they decide to call me or any other lawyer!
Don't be a slave to bitterness, buy this book! Jan 4, 2008
This book was a major influence in my recovery from betrayal and freedom from bitterness. I was able to see that I could not be healed until forgiveness replaced unforgiveness. I will buy this book for loved ones and recommend it to all who have been "Wronged".
Fulfilled my expectations Dec 28, 2007
Erwin Lutzer always writes in a very easy to understand style. This book, like his others, is biblically based. "Moving from bitterness to forgiveness" is an apt subtitle because forgiveness is an act of the will, but also a continual process. I especially liked his explanation about the difference between forgiveness and reconciliation. He talks about the three different types of reconciliation that can occur following forgiveness. I bought copies of this book for family members. It is an excellent choice for anyone wanting to live free of bitterness.