SPIRITUALITY & RELIGION

Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers: Finding Freedom from Hurt and Hate

Fields, Leslie Leyland & . W Pub. Jan. 2014. 236p. ISBN 9780849964725. pap. $15.99. REL
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Fields (contributing editor, Christianity Today) and Hubbard (cohost, New Life Live on Christian radio), a clinical psychologist, have broken a kind of barrier in Christian writing. The standard in spiritual memoir or sermon has long been to return to established relationships with renewed patience and vigor; the authors write frankly of disastrous failure in parent-child relationships and the importance to the victim as well as to the wrongdoer, not of forgetting but of forgiving.
VERDICT This candid volume should prove painful but necessary reading for individuals, church groups, and pastors.

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