In a gospel full of magnificent beauty, perhaps the concept of forgiveness is the most beautiful gift of all. It is a divine grace, bestowed in its purest form through the Savior's Atonement and available to each of us daily as we receive and extend mercy. And each single instance of forgiving immediately becomes a double blessing, touching both the person who forgives and the one who is forgiven.
In Twice Blessed, author Michael Wilcox explores many rooms of "the mansion of forgiveness." From forgiveness within the family to forgiveness for repeated offenses to forgiveness of the deepest of wounds, each case is unique and requires a different type of healing. "As with all aspects of the gospel, forgiveness is much deeper and more beautiful than we appreciate on our first examinations," writes Wilcox.
Is there someone you are struggling to forgive? Are you finding it nearly impossible to forgive yourself, even long after God and others have forgiven you? Spend some time in the mansion of forgiveness, and secure for yourself the double blessing that Heavenly Father is so eager to give.
|Published||Deseret Book 2016|
|Size||5.5 x 8|
This book explores a number of doable avenues for forgiving others, ourselves, and even God. Excellent book to the last page.
I really enjoyed this book. It inspired me to live my life a little bit more Christ-like and to apply the atonement more in my life. Even if you have no problem with forgiving others you can learn something from this book. If you have been offended or hurt by others and have not been able to get past it, this book will be even more meaningful for you. This book is good for young adults and adults- though I believe it is directed more towards the latter. I would recommend this book to other, however I only gave it 4 stars because it did get a little bit dry towards about 3/4 of the way into the book. It felt like he was running out of things to say but trying to stretch the book longer. But over all it was very good. It is worth reading once.
Sometimes we come across books we didn't know we needed. I had never considered myself to be one to hold a grudge, and I've never been so deeply hurt or abused by another that I've had to struggle for soul-wrenching forgiveness. However, this book illuminated many ways that my life could feel richer and I could be closer to the Spirit if I more fully applied the principle of forgiveness in a variety of situations. I learned to view forgiveness as a gift that goes two ways and that still can work wonders within my own heart even if the other party isn't seeking forgiveness. Importantly, I better learned how to forgive myself of my shortcomings and had my eyes opened to the idea that sometimes we need to "forgive God" when we feel angry, confused, or hurt by things we believe He could have prevented. Forgiveness does indeed bless both the giver and the receiver, and reading this book was a third blessing. I highly recommend it, whether you're personally struggling with this topic or not.