• Title: Forgiven and Forgiving
  • Author: L. William Countryman
  • ISBN: 9780819217349
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Paperback
  • Forgiven and Forgiving Only the strong can forgive God who is strongest forgives best writes Dr L William Countryman in this fresh look at forgiveness Unlike most books on the subject Forgiven and Forgiving is not about
    Only the strong can forgive God, who is strongest, forgives best, writes Dr L William Countryman in this fresh look at forgiveness Unlike most books on the subject, Forgiven and Forgiving is not about a step by step process Rather, it is about conversion Once we truly understand the depths of God s love for us and know deep down that we are forgiven, we begin to se Only the strong can forgive God, who is strongest, forgives best, writes Dr L William Countryman in this fresh look at forgiveness Unlike most books on the subject, Forgiven and Forgiving is not about a step by step process Rather, it is about conversion Once we truly understand the depths of God s love for us and know deep down that we are forgiven, we begin to see the world anew through God s eyes Only when we are able to accept God s forgiveness for ourselves can we offer forgiveness to others Biblically based with sound academic research, yet written in a conversational style, Forgiven and Forgiving offers valuable insights for clergy, laity, and church study groups L William Countryman is an Episcopal priest, professor of New Testament at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California, and the author of The Good News of Jesus, Biblical Authority or Biblical Tyranny , Language of Ordination, and The Mystical Way in the Fourth Gospel Crossing Over into God Trinity Press International , and Living on the Border of the Holy Renewing the Priesthood of All.

    One Reply to “Forgiven and Forgiving”

    1. I've been impressed with Countryman's books and I found this one very helpful on the issue of forgiveness. I liked the ideas that forgiveness is not the same things as reconciliation and that we will always carry the hurts forward with us but they can be stumbling blocks or building blocks, depending on what we do with them. Forgiveness is the way to turn the wrongs into building blocks of the future.

    2. One of my favorite passages in the bible is the one about the rain falling on both the good and the bad. For me, this book is excellent because it encouraged my instinct that the right point of view for me is God's bigger view point where love causes the rain to fall on everybody. The author --- Mr. Countryman? Father Countryman? --- helped me to grasp the imperative of forgiveness in this context. He emphasized that we are working to be citizens of the future kingdom and that the present and th [...]

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