Moving Forward: Six Steps to Forgiving Yourself and Breaking Free from Your Past

Everett L. Worthington Jr. WaterBrook, $15.99 trade paper (240p) ISBN 978-0-307-73151-7
The author (A Just Forgiveness) draws from the personal experience of the murder of his mother and the suicide of his brother to examine moving on after trauma or tragedy. Writing as a Christian and a clinical psychologist, he identifies the source of problems as three ruminations: Satan, sin and self. Drawing from research he has done over his lifetime as well as other research plus scripture and good common sense, Worthington, who teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University, constructs a narrative for living a life beyond guilt. Through his work with the Templeton Foundation Campaign for Forgiveness Research and his life as a clinical psychologist, he presents a path worth following, the REACH method for emotional forgiveness (Recall hurt; replace unforgiveness with Empathy; give the Altruistic gift of forgiveness; Commit to it; Hold on through doubt). His exposition is full of easy to follow formulas for the individual seeking to get through a crisis. This book is for people of faith facing difficulties in their lives. Agent: Esmond Harmsworth, Zachary Schuster Harmsworth. (July)
Reviewed on: 06/10/2013
Release date: 07/16/2013
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