Extending Forgiveness (Hardcover)
Is forgiveness possible even when there is no restitution and no remorse on the part of the perpetrator? Is forgiveness possible when your pain and loss seem unbearable and the perpetrator appears to suffer no consequence? Bestselling author Virginia H. Pearce declares, “We always have a choice when we are wounded. We can pass the pain on or return it. Or we can metabolize it and treat others differently than we’ve been treated.” Using real life examples and stories from the scriptures, she reveals that the greatest wounds we inflict are often those we have no idea that we are inflicting. But when we forgive others, we mirror God’s mercy to us.
- Size: 4" x 6"
- Pages: 48
- Year Published: 2013
About the Author
Virginia Hinckley Pearce is the author of the bestselling book A Heart Like His: Making Space for God’s Love in Your Life, and has edited and coauthored several additional books, including Glimpses into the Life and Heart of Marjorie Pay Hinckley. She has served as a counselor in the Young Women general presidency and on the general Primary board of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She and her husband, the late James R. Pearce, have six children and twenty-six grandchildren.
Everyone needs to read this book!
by Shauna - reviewed on September 21, 2013
Forgiveness...we all want it.... So why do we struggle to extend it? Filled with tender stories about those who have mastered the art of forgiving...even for just one time. This book will show you that forgiveness is in the miracle of the atonement..."this is what Christ can do that we cannot do on our own." Forgiveness is more about our relationship with the Lord than it is with the one who hurt us. A beautiful book to be read and re-read. A beautiful book to be cherished and shared. "Keep a place in your heart for forgiveness, and when it comes, welcome it in."
A Beautiful Message to Ponder
by Monica - reviewed on August 15, 2013
Extending Forgiveness is a beautiful message of how to more fully incorporate forgiveness into a life. Virginia H. Pearce has struck a chord by pointing out that as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints we honestly want to forgive but often are lost how to fully forgive or the implications of it. Sister Pearce wonderfully illustrates with personal stories and stories from the scriptures how to seek to forgive and what it can mean for us.