Friday, March 24, 2023

Celebrate Lit Presents: Epic Book Launch Forgiveness: A Surprising Way Forward Authors: Mark Henderson and Michael Snuffer

 

Book: Forgiveness: A Surprising Way Forward

Authors: Mark Henderson and Michael Snuffer

Genre: Non-fiction; Interpersonal Relations; Religion

Release date: April 13, 2023

WHY AM I SO MISUNDERSTOOD? I am only trying to do what is right! Of course, I forgive, but I can’t seem to get past the pain. God seems distant. Does he even care about me?

Do any of these questions hit close to home? It may surprise you that the underlying cause is often hidden unforgiveness. Our closest relationships, emotional health, and perhaps even our faith seem to be crumbling around us, but most of us have no idea that forgiveness is the way forward. If we are honest, we don’t even know what forgiveness is. We may have a vague idea that it has something to do with “forgetting” or “letting go” but would be hard-pressed to come up with a working definition. Worse yet, we have no idea how to practice forgiveness in a way that brings lasting relief from the hurt we carry. Most of us are not trying to hang on to the pain, but freedom is elusive.

Freedom from your pain is within reach! Forgiveness is not a vague, esoteric concept, nor is it a lofty, out-of-reach ideal. Forgiveness: A Surprising Way Forward digs into the biblical definition of forgiveness, tells real stories of real people who have found healing, clears up some huge misconceptions surrounding forgiveness, and teaches us how to practice forgiveness. If we do not address the wounds of our past, they will shape our future. God has provided a powerful tool to help us find freedom—forgiveness is the surprising way forward!

 

Excerpt:

Dont get me wrong, Jesusstories are shockingly brilliant. But when I am honest with myself, when I actually step out of the I-am-a-mature-Christian-so-I-should-understand-this mindset, I admit that Jesusstories sometimes leave me perplexed. The disciples themselves, who spent nearly every day with Jesus for three years, often seemed to walk away a bit confused. Have you noticed? (Check out Luke 18:34, John 12:16, and Mark 4:10, 13) When I read these verses, I imagine a disciple said something like, OK, Jesus, now what exactly did you mean by that story?”

The story of the unforgiving servant is no exception. We dont know the reason, but the man in Jesusstory owed an absurd amount of money to the king. The interest on his debt kept piling up, and the servant couldnt possibly even make the minimum payments. Now, the king was calling in the entire debt, and it was time to pay up. The servants whole life and family were being liquidated for cash. There was no filing for bankruptcy; a life of slavery awaited him. 

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About The Authors

 Mark Henderson


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Michael Snuffer


 

Dont get me wrong, Jesusstories are shockingly brilliant. But when I am honest with myself, when I actually step out of the I-am-a-mature-Christian-so-I-should-understand-this mindset, I admit that Jesusstories sometimes leave me perplexed. The disciples themselves, who spent nearly every day with Jesus for three years, often seemed to walk away a bit confused. Have you noticed? (Check out Luke 18:34, John 12:16, and Mark 4:10, 13) When I read these verses, I imagine a disciple said something like, OK, Jesus, now what exactly did you mean by that story?”

The story of the unforgiving servant is no exception. We dont know the reason, but the man in Jesusstory owed an absurd amount of money to the king. The interest on his debt kept piling up, and the servant couldnt possibly even make the minimum payments. Now, the king was calling in the entire debt, and it was time to pay up. The servants whole life and family were being liquidated for cash. There was no filing for bankruptcy; a life of slavery awaited him.

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