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Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness Paperback – January 21, 2003
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Top Customer Reviews
The people I needed to forgive ranged from my father for demanding to know why I "didn't get an A+" on a math exam for which I had ONLY received an A, as well as for not protecting me from the prying eyes of my younger brother as I was maturing into a woman, to the murderer of my roommate as well as his defense attorney the latter worked real hard at (and basically succeeded in) rattling my cage by showing me gruesome crime scene and autopsy photos of my beaten and strangled friend while I testified at the trial.
I can and will explain my reasons for keeping this book and returning the others in two ways.
THE TOUCHY-FEELY REASON
While reading this book (Forgive For Good) I felt understood, hopeful, calm, and, most important, forgiving, whereas when reading the other two books I quickly became bored and frustrated and had to work hard just to get through them.
THE RATIONAL REASONS
Forgive For Good, contrary to what some other customer reviewers have said, accepted right on page one that I had something to forgive and it immediately granted me "personal power" on a silver platter so I could proceed with the forgiving. Conversely, the other books were similar to most psychological self-help books I've read that focus the vast majority of their pages to figuring out whether or not I had really been a victim and just who was to blame for my problems and emphasised the probability that I would need outside help for years to do so.
The first "step" in all three books is having someone validate our pain.Read more ›
My one criticism of this book is that it's too long-winded. A good editor could cut this book down to half its length without losing any substantial content. Less is more.
I was coming out of a long depression, and two and half years of deep therapy for incest, and a whole lifetime of terrible relationships. Most of the work in analysis was done, but I had huge feelings that I couldn't put to rest. Anger. Grief. Fear about about the future.
Fred's methodology is very practical and sensible. It's easy to learn, and easy to do. It's a discipline, so you have to exercise it. But what I found was that, when I had these bad feelings and I went through the discipline, I could not only manage the feelings, but also gain insight and peace of mind.
This is exactly what I'd hoped for, because I knew that all these negative emotions were keeping me from moving on with my life. I highly recommend the book and the online course.
I barely even got to the program steps, and I could feel myself breathing again! Not only do I let go of the big hurts I've been carrying around, but I've discovered little hurts that have been waiting their turn to disrupt my life, and poof... They're gone.
If you're someone with legitimate pain and grievances, and you're looking to move on with your life, or just someone looking to calm down and lower your risk of heart attacks, PLEASE buy this book. Everyone should read this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So much to learn in this book about why we need to forgive and what that actually means.Published 12 hours ago by Janet Fouts
This book was pretty good. Some of it was tough to read and there are some typos and fragment sentences that make it confusing at some points, but over all it has very good... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Joshua T Peters
This book has played such an important role in my life... I was stuck for so long - caught up in a terrible cycle of hate, anger and despair. Read morePublished 13 days ago by GoldenWolf
Written with compassion and insight. If you harbor any deep-seated resentments against anyone, you should read this book. It's thought provoking. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bookworm
Great , I had someone I thought I could never forgive. This book helped me cross that bridge !Published 3 months ago by Allison Riquier
Changed how I view forgiveness and healing. Bought it for someone who needs healing and we're both benefiting. I recommend this book highly!Published 4 months ago by Sarah Chava
An extraordinary waste of time. He spends an enormous number of words congratulating himself on what a good job he did using his techniques in very difficult circumstances. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rich Orwell