What is the cost of unforgiveness? What price do we pay — spiritually, emotionally, even physically — for holding grievances and grudges against people? When we refuse to let go of others’ offenses against us, what toll does it ultimately take on our lives?
The truth is, many of us have been so deeply wounded by things done to us in the past, we feel virtually helpless to prevent these unfortunate events from negatively affecting our present and future. But when we fail to forgive — whether because the violation was too traumatic, or the pain is just too great, or we simply don’t know how — we inevitably imprison ourselves. We ironically self-sabotage and arrest our own development, without even realizing it — and we usually end up paying a higher price than our offender ever does.
What this finally results in is a life of nagging dissatisfaction: the person rendered unfulfilled and incomplete in their purpose, as unforgiveness ultimately robs the soul and displeases God.
In The Power of Forgiveness: The Who, What, When, Where, Why & How, first-time author Pastor Harvey L. Spencer, Sr. — a “gentle giant” of a Southern minister, known for his practical theology and down-to-earth teaching of Scripture — shares with truth and transparency his testimony of how unforgiveness once adversely affected his own life. That is, until he learned to tap into the principles, the practice, and eventually the power of releasing those who had offended him from the prison of his wounded heart.
With candor, compassion, and conviction in the Bible’s final authority on the matter, Pastor Spencer offers readers in The Power of Forgiveness a clear and compelling guide to effectively accessing, utilizing, and experiencing the power of forgiveness . . . for the ultimate healing of their souls.
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