- May 12, 2017
The Power of Forgiveness Chapter Download
Do the people who have wronged you deserve your forgiveness?
What about you?
Do you deserve the mercy that comes with forgiveness? Sixty-two percent of people say they need more forgiveness in their personal lives, but the majority of those same people say forgiving someone would first depend on the wrongdoer apologizing and making changes. Emily Hooks challenges us to take back control.
Inside the pages of The Power of Forgiveness, Hooks offers a sound and reliable roadmap to forgiveness, with a series of written exercises and guided meditations. Through a mixture of inspiring firsthand accounts, parables, spiritual and philosophical wisdom, and practical exercises, a detailed case is made for the transformational power of forgiveness to open individuals to more joyful and peaceful lives.
Author Emily J. Hooks had a lot to forgive when she began her journey: her father had kidnapped and abused her as a child, moving her to another country and making her believe her mother didn’t want her. She also had to forgive her mother for the perception of her not being there for Emily once she was finally returned home, and, for not protecting her from her father. And later in life, the author had herself to forgive for turning to drugs as a young mother, losing custody of her son, living out of her car, and attempting suicide twice.
Most importantly, she forgave herself for the extraordinary pain she caused those around her. With a focus on compassion and empathy for others, Emily transformed a life that seemed to be nothing more than a series of tragic events into one of gratitude, personal authority, and service to a higher good. As illustrated in great detail throughout the book, rather than perpetuating the suffering so widespread today, we can choose to create a world filled with people willing to be fully accountable for their lives and offer back something more. When we do our part in healing and releasing the wounds of the past, we can finally fully embrace our highest truth: love.
“Using the healing power of forgiveness is a must in order to live the joyous, vibrant life we are designed to live. Emily Hooks gives us powerful information, tools, and encouragement to do this important personal work. Do yourself a favor and read this book!”
– Edwene Gaines, author of The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity,
A Simple Guide to Unlimited Abundance
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