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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Pauline Books & Media (September 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081982691X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0819826916
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #383,465 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"That forgiveness is both the central idea of Christianity, and an assault on the conventional human understanding of justice, comes through with great clarity in Fr. Scott Hurd's short, lucid new book..." -Mike Potemra, National Review Online

"I am very moved by your book..."
-Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR


(W)ritten lovingly, and with common sense... No matter what you may think you know about forgiveness, you will learn from this book. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. - Dennis O'Donovan, host of "Religion, Politics, and the Culture," WLVJ radio

"Forgiveness: A Catholic Approach is exceptional! Fr. Scott Hurd has penned the book that should be in every Catholic home."
-Kris McGregor, host of "Inside the Pages," Spirit Catholic Network


"Forgiveness: A Catholic Approach" should help bring hope and healing to countless people who are struggling to forgive what seems unforgivable. - Deacon Greg Kandra, "The Deacon's Bench"

More About the Author

Reverend R. Scott Hurd is a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, and is presently serving a three year term as Vicar General of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, established by Pope Benedict XVI on January 1, 2012. Fr. Hurd began his ordained ministry as an Episcopal priest and entered the Catholic Church in 1996. He holds degrees from Oxford University and the University of Richmond. He and his wife Stephanie live in Virginia with their three children.

His first book, "Forgiveness: A Catholic Approach," received an "Excellence in Publishing" award from the Association of Catholic Publishers.

His third book, "When Faith Feels Fragile: Hope for the Wary, Weak, and Wandering," received an award in 2014 from the Catholic Press Association, placing second in the "Popular Presentation of the Catholic Faith" category. Also, in April of that year it was designated a finalist in the Association of Catholic Publisher's "Excellence in Publishing" award competition in the "Inspirational" category.

"The Living Gospel: Daily Devotions for Advent 2014," Father Scott's fourth book, will be published on August 4, 2014, by Ave Maria Press, who published his earlier collection of Lenten reflections as part of their "Living Gospel" series.

Future projects include a children's Christmas poem, and adults titles on the Eucharist and Hope.

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Very well written and easy to comprehend.
Lillian M. Ohnleiter
This is a great book because it helps a person to see that may continuing to be unforgiving, the only person one hurts is oneself.
Mrs. John I. Ghawaly
This book receives a well deserved five star rating.
Donald True

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Ekko on November 15, 2011
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I'm not Catholic and I'm not a religious person, but I found this book very enlightening. There are definitely passages that are heavy on the Jesus, but I think even athiests can read this and find insight into the meaning and power of compassion.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Donald True on October 13, 2011
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I'v had the privilege of meeting Fr. Scott Hurd and enjoyed a brief conversation with him before publication of his book. Based on my initial impression of Fr. Hurd, I looked forward to reading his book in hopes that it would help me in the most difficult part of my spiritual life; the act of forgiving. His comments on forgiving and forgetting, which is what I get stuck on, was beneficial in that I discovered that, while I could forgive hurts, I could not forget them. Now, I know that is not a barrier to forgiveness and for that insight alone, I am rewarded with studying Forgiveness: A Catholic Approach. This book receives a well deserved five star rating.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By G. Davis on February 16, 2013
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I have read a few books on forgiveness recently. I know how important it is to forgive not only yourself but others and how the two are interrelated. This book does not only show us why it is important to forgive but gives concrete methods to forgive.
This book is for anyone who is serious about forgiving themselves and others.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Bush on April 9, 2013
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This book teaches Christians why to forgive and how to forgive. I will continue recommending this book for years to come.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ruth C on August 13, 2013
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For those dealing with forgiveness at every level of the human experience. Short chapters held my interest and made it possible to pick up this book and read just a few pages on a busy day. Even five minutes of reading this book is encouraging in our struggle to give and accept forgiveness.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jack on June 29, 2013
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Anyone who needs to be forgiven for something they did, or is troubled by a past aggression or violent act which has been done to them - this is your book.

The author opens every discussion about 'forgiveness' with a real life story. The story helps the reader better understand what forgiving the other AND forgiving ourselves, truly means.

This books cleanses the soul and can make the reader a better person for others.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ambars on April 24, 2013
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Very well written book on a topic we don't always examine fully. I learned a lot from this book's straightforward manner.
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