Writing at the intersection of popular psychology and spiritual advice, Meninger describes forgiveness as a process that develops through five stages from "claiming the hurt" to wholeness. Forgiveness is not a matter of forgetting so much as it is a matter of letting go. He illustrates the process with reference to the popular "enneagram" model of personality types, then describes meditational tools for forgiveness grounded in monastic "centering" traditions and Eugene Gendlin's "focusing" technique. This is not a scholarly introduction to any of the traditions mentioned, but it will appeal to readers seeking a popular introduction to techniques for dealing with hurt. Steve Schroeder
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"Will appeal to readers seeking a popular introduction to techniques for dealing with hurt."—Booklist
"Going beyond Lewis Smede's classic Forgive and Forget, Meninger makes abundant use of scripture to help readers understand forgiveness, and he recommends prayer to help them experience it."—Publishers Weekly