Friday, February 15, 2008

A Good One

I realize there are several good books on the market on forgiveness, but I wanted to recommend this one, Choosing Forgiveness by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. Incredibly well written, and excellent application of scripture. It is an easy read, but not comfortable in conviction. Seeing our lack of forgiveness never is. Here are a couple of quotes..."

"The question is this: Do those wounds—past or present—have to define who you are, where you’re headed, and how you get there?"

"But if we are going to be true instruments of mercy in each other’s lives, we must deal in truth-God’s truth."

"But like everything else in the Christian life, forgiving others is much more than what-fors and how-comes. Ours is an active faith. It is made alive and appealing only when our nouns turn into verbs. On the other side of “choosing forgiveness” is the kind of life God intended for you when He sent His Son to die for your sin – the freedom to bless others, to walk unhindered by bitterness and resentment, to relate confidently with God and with the people around you, and most important to be living, walking display of the gospel and grace of Christ."

Let me know if you end up reading it. I finished it in two reading sessions...

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