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Unshackled and Free: True Stories of Forgiveness [Kindle Edition]

CJ Hitz , Shelley Hitz , Heather Hart
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In association with The Edge Books.
theedgebooks.blogspot.com/

True Stories from Real People

We all have a story to tell. And that's what this book is about. It's a collection of true stories of forgiveness to inspire and encourage you. These stories come from many people from various walks of life. So, no matter where you are at in your journey of life, we believe you will find hope within the pages of this book.

Unshackled and Free

Freedom...isn't that what we truly want? To be unshackled and free from whatever holds us back and imprisons us. The good news is freedom is available to each one of us. No matter where you've been or what's happened to you in your life, freedom is available to you through the transforming power of Christ.

Join Us on This Journey

Come join us in this journey where you'll meet real people with true stories of forgiveness whose lives were forever changed. You'll be inspired, encouraged and then changed as you apply what you're learning to your own life.

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." Galatians 5:1


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"The stories told here will echo your own. They echoed my own stories and brought me great comfort. There is also a strength in all of the stories to help anyone who is struggling to forgive someone else or themselves. I highly recommend this book!"  -Mindy Lee

"This varied and captivating (often emotionally moving) collection of stories demonstrates, since each hurtful life event differs, so the obstacles to forgiveness differ. Unshackled and Free tackles these obstacles, not by preaching at us, but by letting those who overcame the obstacles tell their stories...I have a passion for the message of this book. Read it yourself, then get a copy for your friends and children. Life's too short to live it enslaved to bitterness." -J. Steve Miller

About the Author

CJ and Shelley Hitz enjoy sharing God's Truth through their speaking engagements and their writing. On downtime, they enjoy spending time outdoors running, hiking and exploring God's beautiful creation.  To find out more about their ministry or to invite them to your next event, check out their website at: TheForgivenessFormula.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 1050 KB
  • Print Length: 166 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Body and Soul Publishing (February 27, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007F1FQ4C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #128,859 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book on Forgiveness March 1, 2012
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This book eloquently and clearly discusses the often-time difficult topic of forgiveness. Forgiveness of others and forgiveness of ourselves. It is centered in the Bible and shares personal experiences of forgiveness. In the experiences shared, I saw my own, making this book even more powerful for me.

This book not only talks about forgiveness and the benefits of being able to forgive and the destructiveness of not being able to forgive, but it also gives you steps to take to help you on that path. Little steps that can make a huge difference, day after day, week after week.

The stories told here will echo your own. They echoed my own stories and brought me great comfort. There is also a strength in all of the stories to help anyone who is struggling to forgive someone else or themselves. I highly recommend this book!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much Needed; Well Crafted March 1, 2012
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On the surface, forgiveness is a pretty simple concept, so why write a book about it? The problem is, beneath the surface, forgiveness is neither simple nor easy to put into practice. As this varied and captivating (often emotionally moving) collection of stories demonstrates, since each hurtful life event differs, so the obstacles to forgiveness differ. Unshackled and Free tackles these obstacles, not by preaching at us, but by letting those who overcame the obstacles tell their stories.

In this book I met people who've been wronged in a multitude of ways - betrayed by a friend, molested by a relative, cheated on by a spouse, "let down" by God. Each story is short enough to read in a five minute daily devotion, and that's the way I'd advise reading it. Those struggling with forgiveness (or struggling to understand it) need time to reflect on each story in order to internalize it.

In my personal experience, I've known many fine, upstanding people who drew their moral line at forgiveness. Someone had wronged them and they simply refused to let it go. Sadly, in punishing the perpetrator with unforgiveness, they cursed themselves with a festering bitterness. So I have a passion for the message of this book. Read it yourself, then get a copy for your friends and children. Life's too short to live it enslaved to bitterness.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. August 21, 2013
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How truely free you feel once you let go of the baggage. Holding grudges and harsh feelings towards the people who have done you wrong only makes you feel even more the victim. It is an awesome feeling when you let those things go and truely begin to live your life again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars forgiveness of others and/or self is the best answer February 25, 2013
By miki57
Format:Kindle Edition
I received this as a free download from Shelley Hitz.
Tried to download to my Kindle,but was unable to do so, so I downloaded from the attachment she sent me and read it on my computer.
This is a very moving account of various accounts of how horrendous events in differing peoples' lives and how forgiveness, with God's help, changed each of their lives as well as those of others who were connected with them.
Reading this and attending to the lessons learned from it can make a life-changing difference to your life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strategies to obtaining the freedom through forgiveness February 2, 2013
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The certainty in life remains that there will be others that cross our path who will need to be forgiven. Age has no boundaries for those that will suffer the sting of injustice but neither does forgiveness; for all, God's desire is that we cast the situation at His feet and forgive wholeheartedly.

Authors Shelley and CJ Hitz, along with Heather Hart have allowed a variety of individuals to share their stories of forgiveness in an effort to encourage you in the challenges you face or will face in the future. Forgiving is easier said than done but the remedies in this book will help along the way. As you read of the cries of individuals that felt chained, burdened, and in despair over situations involving murder, strained friendships, molestation, divorce, abandonment, and family issues, you will also hear their victorious endings that will inspire you in your journey. Some of these accounts of redemptive forgiveness will warm your heart and inspire you to reconsider the situation(s) in which you struggle with unforgiveness. As you look closer at God that can perfect your inabilities and gain strategies from this book on how to rid yourself of the toxic bondages that anger and unforgiveness bring, you will discover a more wholesome outlook while restoring relationships that could have been severed for years.

This book not only served me with information in forgiving others but equipped me with tools I can share with friends and others that are facing painful challenges in their lives. There are prayers enclosed that can be orally or silently read that invokes the power of the Holy Spirit and confesses repentance of sins.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unshackled and Free: True Stories of Forgiveness December 23, 2012
By kykimba
Format:Kindle Edition
As Christians we are instructed to forgive others. "For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:14-15 NIV Sometimes this is hard to do, or I find it so at times. Unshackled and Free: True Stories of Forgiveness compiled by CJ & Shelley Hitz is a delightful collection of inspirational stories about forgiveness. Read others stories and how they have dealt with forgiving who has wronged them. There are some heartbreaking stories included here, that they still managed to find it in their heart to forgive. I highly recommend this eBook to anyone that has a hard time with forgiveness. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Unshackled and FREE - I thought was a very good book - a How to do it...
I gave this book five stars for a marvelous and fantastic how to book on forgiveness! On how to di it for for self and yet know one does not have to do it alone but can ask God,... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Angela
5.0 out of 5 stars Forgiveness
This is a collection of true stories of people, many of whom had been wronged in a terrible way. Anyone who finds they are having a difficult time forgiving someone of a past wrong... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Carol
5.0 out of 5 stars Real People, Real Problems, Real Solution
Unshackled & Free: True Stories of Forgiveness is a collection of testimonies complied by CJ & Shelley Hitz. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Kyrana Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars Everyone needs forgiveness
This is a delightful collection of inspirational stories about forgiveness. I appreciate the honesty and openness of the authors; it's easy to relate and feel encouraged because... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Rachelle
4.0 out of 5 stars Powerful.
This was an excellent and powerful book. The stories were well written, and didn't go into too much graphic detail. Read more
Published on May 6, 2012 by Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Unshackled and Free.
The book speaks to many living with extreme hurt and unforgiveness and offers hope for healing and freedom of forgiveness.
Published on April 8, 2012 by Fit
5.0 out of 5 stars Unshackled
Excellent story 7 all true. I'd recommend it to any body
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Published on April 8, 2012 by Steve
3.0 out of 5 stars Eh...
I felt it was kind of cheesy and didn't offer that much in the way of actual help. I am always reluctant whenever someone tries to use religion or faith in place of therapy. Read more
Published on March 8, 2012 by Vicki
5.0 out of 5 stars Hurt By Others. Living Bitter-Free.
A poor, down-trodden drug addict. An abandoned child. A motherless child. Victims of pedophilia. The list goes on...

Abuse. Read more
Published on March 7, 2012 by Amanda
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