How can I forgive you? : the courage to forgive, the freedom not to (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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How can I forgive you? : the courage to forgive, the freedom not to

Author: Janis Abrahms Spring
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Drawing on twenty-nine years as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Spring proposes a radically new, life-affirming alternative that lets us overcome the corrosive effects of hate and get on with our lives--without forgiving. She also offers a powerful and unconventional model for genuine forgiveness--one that asks as much of the offender as it asks of us.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janis Abrahms Spring
ISBN: 0060009306 9780060009304 9780060009311 0060009314
OCLC Number: 52288702
Description: xi, 254 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Is forgiveness good for you? --
Cheap forgiveness: an inauthentic act of peacemaking that resolves nothing --
Refusing to forgive: a rigid response that keeps you entombed in hate --
Acceptance: a healing gift to yourself that asks nothing of the offender --
Genuine forgiveness: a healing transaction, an intimate dance --
Appendix: how the offender's childhood wounds shaped the way he treated you.
Responsibility: Janis Abrahms Spring ; with Michael Spring.

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Drawing on twenty-nine years as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Spring proposes a radically new, life-affirming alternative that lets us overcome the corrosive effects of hate and get on with our lives--without forgiving. She also offers a powerful and unconventional model for genuine forgiveness--one that asks as much of the offender as it asks of us.

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