A gifted retreat master looks at forgiving from its many perspectives. Martha Alken's reflections on the power of forgiveness - especially when it is the path chosen over vengeance and bitterness of heart - explore the psychological, philosophical, and theological benefits of forgiving, as well as its unique spiritual dimension. Alken's gentle wisdom is liberally sprinkled with advice and examples from those who have struggled with the challenge of loving when individuals, or systems, or institutions, or God seem to have dealt the spirit a deathblow. Job and Jeremiah, Corrie ten Boom and Pope John Paul II, contemporary psychologists, and your own neighbors will be found in these pages, as well as wonderful prayer exercises and a mandala retreat.
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Alken, a Sinsinawa Dominican nun (ministry, McCormick Theological Seminary), here offers a substantive discussion of forgiveness as a human need, an act of will, and an experience anchored in relationship with the Divine. The freedom that comes with true forgiveness is a complex process that the author explores through scriptural reflections and an understanding of mandalas. This practical work of inspiration surpasses most self-help books with its rare combination of theology, insights from depth psychology, clarity, and compassion. Highly recommended for all libraries.
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