Are you groaning over that title? Have you been struggling with a needed forgiveness? Refuse to forgive ‘your enemy’ in the usual ways? Step out of the box and try anyone of the many ways offered by Wes Daughenbaugh in his new book, 21 ways to Forgive.
Stop clinging to the traditional family feud and do as God asks you. Forgive. Stop listing reasons why not and start doing it. Oh and by the way, the book includes nine reasons we must forgive. Whew. I have said a mouthful now, haven’t I? To top it all off the book is illustrated as well!
Here are a few of the chapter outlines.
- Forgive so we won’t go to Hell.
- Forgive so the devil doesn’t get a foothold in our lives.
- Forgive so we don’t die of stress-related illnesses.
- Forgive so that we can be like Jesus.
This book is for everyone. Even a child will easily understand the illustrations. Be brave. Face the truth about your way of living. Forgive where you need to forgive. If you aren’t sure, ask God. He will tell you quite quickly where your forgiveness needs lie; that is if you will be bold enough to ask.
If you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. (Matthew 6:15, NIV)
Prayer- Lord, we cling to long past slights and sometimes even justify them in your name; shame on us. Today we choose to forgive in Christ’s name. Amen.