Best Books of the Month Shop Costumes Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Super Humanoids All-New Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote Subscribe & Save Introducing Handmade New Kitchen Scale from AmazonBasics Amazon Gift Card Offer redoaks redoaks redoaks  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 Kindle Voyage UnchartedBundle Shop Now Kids Halloween

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: $9.99

Save $6.00 (38%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Flip to back Flip to front
Audible Narration Playing... Paused   You are listening to a sample of the Audible narration for this Kindle book.
Learn more

Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers: Finding Freedom from Hurt and Hate Kindle Edition

88 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
"Please retry"

Length: 212 pages
Audible Narration
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible narration with Whispersync for Voice. Add narration for a reduced price of $3.99 when you buy the Kindle book.
Audible Narration: Ready

"The Story of God's Love for You" by Sally Lloyd-Jones and Jago
Lloyd-Jones paints a powerful picture of God’s epic love for each one of us. Check out "The Story of God's Love for You", by Sally Lloyd-Jones and Jago.

Editorial Reviews


"A call to very hard, but very vital, work of the soul."
—Dr. Henry Cloud, leadership expert, psychologist, and best-selling author

"Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers is essential reading for anyone who wants to deal with those hurts in a constructive, healing, and God-honoring manner."
—Jim Daly, president, Focus on the Family

"Leslie Leyland Fields and Jill Hubbard take us into raw, messy stories so we can be transformed by that mysterious and painful grace in the force called forgiveness."
—Scot McKnight, Northern Seminary

About the Author

Dr. Jill Hubbard is a clinical psychologist and regular co-host on Christian radio's nationally-syndicated New Life Live program. Dr. Jill has gained a reputation for her gentle and insightful style of connecting with radio callers. She is also in private practice where she sees clients who struggle with depression, addictions, eating disorders, and relational and personal growth issues. Dr. Jill lives with her family in southern California.

Product Details

  • File Size: 692 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0849964725
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (January 28, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 28, 2014
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DNBE996
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #322,773 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By carre gardner on January 21, 2014
Format: Paperback
Although this is a book primarily about forgiving our parents, its lessons are for anyone who has been wounded deeply by the very people who were supposed to love and protect us the most. Fields goes far beyond the dry duty and Scriptural "shoulds" of forgiveness. Instead, she tells her story like a love song, peeling back the layers of the process to expose the beauty of forgiveness for the sake of the one who extends it. Fields tells the story of her and her siblings' forgiveness of a father who was cold, emotionally absent, and unrepentant of the deep damage he inflicted on his children. She walks us through their process of not only letting go of the injustices done them, to then learning to pour out Christ-like love on a man who, to the end, never acknowledged his need to be forgiven. The end result is a picture of the way God loves us: lavishly, undeservedly, faithfully.

A beautiful look at why we forgive anyone who doesn't deserve--or necessarily even want--to be forgiven.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By dgrec on January 21, 2014
Format: Paperback
Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers arrived in my mailbox the day I arrived at an impasse with one of my parents. It's essentially the same roadblock I've been running into for my entire adult life. I was primed to read this and finished it in three days. Not only is Leyland Fields a great writer, she has tremendous integrity on topic. Raised by a father who struggled with mental illness and was mostly absent, Leyland Fields does not exhort her readers to forgive from a detached, academic perspective. She's been there and thankfully done that which allows her to empathize with those of us who have been hurt or disappointed by our parents. If you have struggled to let go of bitterness, anger, or unforgiveness with one or both of your parents, you will be encouraged and challenged by this offering. (And if you have never been hurt by your parents but minister to those who have been, trust me, you won't be skipping pages.) The book is grounded in Scripture and fleshed out by real life experiences. The study questions at the end of each chapter are also insightful and worth working through. WARNING-I would not advise reading this in public spaces unless you don't mind crying in front of total strangers. I started it while on the elliptical at the gym and had to put it down. It's an incredibly moving book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Keith E. Earley on January 22, 2014
Format: Paperback
Even though this is a very good book about forgiveness, it is also a book about how one wants to finish their relationship story with (difficult) parent. Reading this book brings up hurtful memories of my childhood with a mean father. Even though I believe I have done a good job of applying the Biblical forgiveness principles that are presented in the book, the book went on to make me ponder how I want story between my father and I to end. (My father does not have a computer or go on the internet, so he should never see this.)

I appreciated how the author acknowledged that an abusive parent may feel no obligation to ever admit their bad parenting, ever ask for forgiveness, or even want to begin a new loving relationship with their child even as they come to the end of their life. The book also made me open my eyes to the hurts that my two brothers experienced with the same mean parent and could still use help healing.

This book would serve well in a study group. Initially I read through the book academically, and it wasn’t until I discussed several of the study questions with a friend that I could see how to begin to apply some of the Biblical principles to my life.

I now realize my significant but limited influence over how my father could possibly reconcile his bad behavior toward me as my parent. But looking forward, I am determined to reconcile any parenting rifts in my relationships with my own adult sons. Surely there are examples of my bad behavior as a mother that I need to ask their forgiveness for. I want to wipe that slate clean so that they can have as good a relationship with me as possible and have those parental forgiveness issues resolved.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By T. Richards on May 9, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
I didn’t WANT to read this book. I still don’t want to read it, and I’ve read it. This book challenges everything I think concerning my father. Yet deep inside me there’s a voice prompting me to pursue the principles contained within this book. Still, there’s another voice telling that one to just be quiet! It’s maddening. And frustrating. And I don’t clearly understand WHY I need to deal with this. AT all.

Forgiveness for what my father did to our family is one thing. Reconciliation is QUITE another. Ultimately, that’s what this book is about. Forgiveness to the point of reconciliation.

Leslie’s story is inspiring, if not completely heartbreaking. Some of the stories she relayed from others, make you want to vomit. The atrocities that some parents will do to their own children is horrifying. The pain and misery and fall-out from these abuses are unconscionable. There is no reason for it.

At the heart of the book is the reconciliation between Leslie’s family and their father. A man who abandoned them. A man who would not make his own children a part of his life. A man tormented by a mental disease. Yes, it’s warming, if not somewhat convicting, that her sister was willing to help him through the end of his life, after he had sexually abused her. The story of reconciliation between siblings is the handiwork of a God who loves them.

Yet, I can’t help but wonder, just how much this story helps others on their journey of healing. There’s REALLY no practical advise given. How does one deal when their father is in jail, a life-long pedophile? How does one reconcile that though the person gave life, they are a harm to one’s children?

Is honoring your father and mother TRULY mean reconciliation? Is that what God requires?
Read more ›
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in