To Forgive Is Human: How to Put Your Past in the Past, By Michael E. McCullough and Steven J. Sandage and Everett L. Worthington Jr.
To Forgive Is Human
  • Length: 240 pages
  • Published: February 25, 1997
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 1683
  • ISBN: 9780830816835

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Forgiving can be one of the hardest things you'll ever do. Perhaps you sense deep down that it will be good for you and others to put the past in the past. But sometimes no matter what you do, you just can't seem to forgive and get on with life. You still feel hurt, bitter and angry.

How can you break the cycle? Grounding their analysis and advice in the latest psychological research, the authors of To Forgive Is Human reveal how you can forgive and begin to repair broken relationships. Inside you'll discover

  • why, when you forgive, it sometimes doesn't last
  • what you can learn about forgiveness from the latest brain research
  • why you can't forgive by forgetting
  • why simply deciding to forgive often doesn't do the trick
  • how memory research can help you actually change your memories
  • what it means to forgive yourself
  • how to balance justice and mercy
  • how children can learn to forgive
  • how you can gain empathy for those who have hurt you

Life is messy. Relationships are messy. And forgiveness is messy. But with this complete book on forgiveness, you can learn how to move ahead positively and constructively in ways you may never have thought possible.

To err may be human, but so is to forgive.


1. Forgiveness You
2. Forgiveness the Moral Sense
3. Forgiveness Rational Thought.
4. Forgiveness Rational Thought: Limitations
5. Forgiveness Your Response to Hurts
6. Forgiveness Transformation
7. Forgiveness, the Brain the Mind
8. Forgiveness Your Memory
9. Forgiveness Motivations.
10. Forgiveness Stories.
11. Forgiveness Self-Condemnation
12. Forgiveness Your Own Hurtful Actions
13. Forgiveness Its Consequences for You
14. Forgiveness the Family
15. Forgiveness the Healing of Communitiess.