Forgiveness From the Heart: Path to Interior Freedom and Peace

Forgiveness From the Heart: Path to Interior Freedom and Peace offers guidance, encouragement, and an overview of the step-by-step process available to those who find it difficult to forgive. It is also an excellent "wake up call" for all Christians, since Jesus stressed forgiveness and placed it at the heart of Christian discipleship.

Here you will also be introduced to "The Great Exchange," an approach to sacramental confession in which Jesus takes away your weakness and replaces it with his strength. This offer of "exchange" finds expression in a revelation given to St. Faustina Kowalska and is recorded in her diary which contains God's loving message of Divine Mercy (381).

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Forgiveness Is a Choice is a self-help book for people who have been deeply hurt by another and are caught in a vortex of anger, depression, and resentment. As a creator of the first scientifically proven forgiveness program in the country, Robert D. Enright shows how forgiveness can reduce anxiety and depression while increasing self-esteem and hopefulness toward one's future. This groundbreaking work demonstrates how forgiveness, approached in the correct manner, benefits the forgiver far more than the forgiven. Filled with wisdom and warm encouragement, the book leads the reader on a path that will bring clarity and peace. Enright is careful to distinguish forgiveness from "pseudoforgiveness" and to reassure readers that forgiveness does not mean accepting continued abuse or even reconciling with the offender. Rather, by giving the gift of forgiveness, readers are encouraged to confront and let go of their pain in order to regain their lives.

Forgiveness Is a Choice
A Step-by-Step Process for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope
Dr. Robert D. Enright
American Psychological Association

My Peace I Give You
Healing Sexual Wounds With the Help of the Saints
Dawn Eden
Ave Maria Press

Dawn Eden, internationally known speaker and author of the bestselling The Thrill of the Chaste, shows how the lives of the saints have given her hope and aided her journey of spiritual healing after childhood sexual abuse. One in four American women and one in six American men report having been sexually abused during childhood and My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints provides a much-needed resource for spiritual healing from the isolating effects of these wounds.

Led By Faith
Rising From the Ashes of the Rwandan Genocide
Immaculee Ilibagiza
With Steve Erwin
Hay House, Inc.

For three months in the spring of 1994, the African nation of Rwanda descended into one of the most vicious and bloody genocides the world has ever seen. Immaculée Ilibagiza, a young university student, miraculously survived the savage killing spree that left most of her family, friends, and a million of her fellow citizens dead. Immaculée’s remarkable story of survival was documented in her first book, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust. In Led By Faith, Immaculée takes us with her as her remarkable journey continues. Through her simple and eloquent voice, we experience her hardships and heartache as she struggles to survive and to find meaning and purpose in the aftermath of the holocaust. It is the story of a naïve and vulnerable young woman, orphaned and alone, navigating through a bleak and dangerously hostile world with only an abiding faith in God to guide and protect her. She shares her difficult journey into forgiveness.

HOW DO YOU FORGIVE?

Especially if your heart is broken or you’re in great pain. We can help you. IFI is an organization centered on the scientific research of Dr. Robert Enright and his colleagues at the University of Wisconsin. With our help you can release your anger and live a healthier life.

The Freedom to Love
Recovery and the Seven Deadly Sins
Fr. Emmerich Vogt
Milll City Press, Inc.

Addicts and Codependents are unable to choose real love without being grounded in sound moral values. The founders of AA encouraged the recovering alcoholic to inventory the seven deadly sins, for recovery meant - not simply giving up drinking - but embracing a moral life-style, otherwise one would simply be a "dry drunk."

As a priest who has worked with the 12-step program for over thirty years, Fr. Emmerich combines traditional Christian spiritual principles with the wisdom of the Steps. An undertanding of the moral virtues and the extremes that set a person up to become an addict or codependent is addressed in this study. For centuries Western culture has provided a moral sense of the deadlness of sin. Today's culture easily throws off the wisdom of the ages thereby has increased vulnerability to addiction and codependence. The seven deadly sins are shown to be desructive of the love of God and the love of neighbor that should guide a Christian's actions.  There is nothing so beautiful and salvific as the revelation of God's love, which alone makes man fully alive. We communicate this love by His grace, which heals the wounds of addiction and sets us free to love. 

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