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Dare to Forgive: The Power of Letting Go and Moving On Paperback – January 15, 2006
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I picked this up while I was on vacation, and of course I had numerous past wrongs that were stewing in the back of my mind (as we all do).
This book is down to earth and written in an easy style. I thought I could never forgive some people that had wronged me "based on principle" and that I was not "a forgiving person". This book really helped me to think about my anger in a new way and gave good reasons for forgiving (continuing to be angry only hurts your life).
This book is interwoven with lots of personal stories (including the authors) which I found really helpful. I highly recommend this book!
When you read this book, you quickly realize that you're not alone. Many people are innocent victims who did nothing to deserve the wrongs against them. As you read this book, you feel angry, but you'll also laugh until your face is red. You'll be drawn in, and want to keep reading until the very last page. Honestly, this book is a masterpiece, worth far more than the cover price or what you pay for it.
Dr. Halliwell is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist, but he develops his concept of forgiveness from unlikely sources, like taxi cab drivers. One of Dr. Halliwell's personal stories is about losing a parking place to a BMW, and getting so angry that he jumped on top of the car and pounded his fists until they moved. There is a wide spectrum of emotions and experiences in this book-- lots of surprises, jolts, twists and turns.
One my favorite parts of the book was Dr Halliwell's story about Josselyn, his cousin. Evidently, Dr Halliwell was once so angry with her that he vowed never to speak to her again. He also revisits the house that he grew up in, where he had been physically abused, and makes peace with his past. "Dare to Forgive" reveals a strategy for forgiveness, but its the personal stories that brings the message home. It takes courage to forgive, and this book will help you find that strength to let go and move on with your life. Highly recommended, rewarding and satisfying, 5 stars book.
It's a wonderful and viable concept and it worked for me. I've even sent a copy to a friend. She thought it was wonderful too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I though the book offered practical advice and appreciated the vulnerability of the authorPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is the best book I've found in helping me to finally let go of a very painful past. Talk about an answer to prayers!Published on March 13, 2014 by lks
I read an article this guy wrote about forgiving your ADD spouse and it also advertised this book. I bought it thinking it was about being in a relationship with someone with ADD. Read morePublished on February 27, 2014 by Priscilla
I can't say enough about this book, Dare to Forgive. For two years I have struggled with forgiveness of my now-deceased father and my younger sister. Read morePublished on August 21, 2013 by learnsalot
Excellent book! Highly recommended if you need to forgive someone and move on. I recommended this to a friend as well.Published on June 21, 2013 by mamaJ