29 October 2008

Total Forgiveness: A Book Review

I finally finished reading this book last week and have not had time
to review it until now. I've been a little slow this time around with my
reading list for Callapidder Days' Fall reading challenge. That's what happens when I start off with non-fiction.

Total Forgiveness by R.T. Kendall is an amazing book. We'd actually bought a copy a few years ago when we'd heard him speak at a conference, but had never read it. Then this year came and we have had challenge after challenge that have required much forgiveness on our behalf. Without going into unneccesary details, it has been a year of extreme dissappointment in certain people--many of whom we looked up to and respected. We have both struggled with much anger and frustration and hurt. And working through that is definitely a process, much like grieving is a process.

This book has really helped catapult me along in that process. It took me quite a while to get through the book because I really wanted to take it all in slowly. I would read a little, mainly at bedtime, and then I would lie there and pray about what I had read.

It was pure, simple Biblical truth that I've heard and known my entire life, and yet it was so profoundly new in so many ways. Dr. Kendall really digs into what forgiveness is and what it is not.

I would most highly recommend this book to anyone, because we all have this struggle to some degree. We have all experienced things in life that require us to forgive. This book could be a great roadmap to wholeness.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

I haven't heard of this book...thank you so much for sharing!

I'm so sorry you guys have had to go through the struggles you've had this year. But I'm glad you found a resource to help you in the midst of it all!