Forgiveness: The Power & the Puzzles

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Forgiveness: THE POWER AND THE PUZZLES is a complete handbook on forgiveness that opens up the tremendous power of forgiveness to the reader.

It could have been called "The Anger Handbook" because it teaches how to overcome problems of hurt feelings, anger, and aggressive behavior. Overcoming problems of anger is crucial. Spouse abuse, failures in marriages, failures in childrearing, and even child abuse often erupt from anger. Parents who model angry behavior are likely to raise children with anger problems. And most importantly, God is not glorified by Christians who have anger problems.

Forgiveness: THE POWER AND THE PUZZLES could have been called "The Overcomer's Manual" because it teaches how to be free from the spiritual, emotional, and behavioral control by offenses of others.

It would not have been accurate to call it "The Sexual-Abuse Overcomer's Manual," because fully overcoming the effects of sexual abuse sometimes requires the use of biblical principles that are not included. However, Forgiveness: THE POWER AND THE PUZZLES teaches the kind of forgiveness that is nearly always an absolute necessity to becoming really free from the trauma of sexual abuse.

Although Forgiveness: THE POWER AND THE PUZZLES is not a handbook on overcoming sexual abuse, it includes material on extending the power of forgiveness to "recovered memories" or counselor-implanted "false memories" (whichever view you hold).

Forgiveness: THE POWER AND THE PUZZLES starts by teaching four kinds of forgiveness that God grants, goes on to teach how to forgive when offended by others, teaches how to know that you have forgiven, explains what to do when forgiveness "doesn't work," and teaches how to "extend the power of forgiveness."

Last, but not least, Forgiveness: THE POWER AND THE PUZZLES includes the solution to the problem of forgiving self. You will be surprised as the author unfolds the answer right before your eyes.

Forgiveness: THE POWER AND THE PUZZLES will add biblical power to the books that you already have on Christian living, discipleship, marriage, childrearing, anger, communications, forgiveness, and sexual abuse.

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I would venture a guess that ninety-nine percent of the Christians alive today have never thought through the multi- faceted doctrine of forgiveness presented in Forgiveness: THE POWER AND THE PUZZLES.

Though I have been a Christian for forty-eight years, have had twelve years of training for ministry in college, seminary, and graduate school, and have preached and taught the Word of God weekly for almost forty years, I have never discovered in my studies the marvelous program of forgiveness that Wendell Miller has discovered in God's Word.

. . . I praise the Lord for the help I have received and I pray that multitudes will gain light and help from this careful study. Earl D. Radmacher, Chancellor, Western Seminary

From the Author:

Who is there that has not been deeply offended by another, or who will not someday be deeply offended? Do you have a loved one who has been seriously wronged by another? If not, it is likely that someday you will. Will you be ready to provide biblical help?

Will you, or that loved one, become a spiritual, emotional, or behavioral slave to the "enemy" who has offended you? Will that "enemy" be able to "cut the telephone line" between you and God, or between your loved one and God? Will you, or your loved one, drop out of church for years?

Will there be a divorce, and will children be batted back and forth between two families like a badminton bird, because you, or a loved one, lacked the knowledge that is required to access the power of forgiveness?

Pastors, missionaries, and other Christian workers have problems too. Too often, a Christian worker fails because of wrongly handling offenses received from others. Do you suppose that ministry "burn out" is often nothing more than "having it up to here" with the offenses of others? According to my understanding, more missionaries fail because of interpersonal problems than culture shock.

Your gift of a copy of Forgiveness: THE POWER AND THE PUZZLES to a friend, relative, pastor, missionary, or other Christian worker may save someone from spiritual, moral, and/or relational catastrophe. Give copies to your children before/after they leave home, to relatives, to your pastor, and to your missionaries. If they don't need a copy to help solve their own problems, it is certain that, sooner or later, their copy can be a valuable resource in helping others.

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