Forgive: Why Should I and How Can I? (Hardcover)
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Pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller outlines the reasons why forgiveness has to be a central part of everyone’s lives.
Forgiving anyone in a meaningful way is one of the hardest things a person has to do. If you do not, resentment and vengeance begin to consume you. It is nearly impossible to move past transgression without forgiveness, but few people have the resources and the tools to forgive others fully and move on with their lives. Forgiveness is an essential skill, a moral imperative, and a religious belief that cuts right to the core of what it means to be human. In Forgive, Timothy Keller shows readers why it is so important and how to do it, explaining in detail the steps you need to take in order to move on without sacrificing justice or your humanity.
About the Author
Timothy Keller was born and raised in Pennsylvania and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He was first a pastor in Hopewell, Virginia. In 1989 he started Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City with his wife, Kathy, and their three sons. Today, Redeemer has become a network of sister churches and church plants. After stepping out of the pulpit, Dr. Keller worked with Redeemer City to City to help affiliate networks around the world plant over 750 churches worldwide. He taught at Reformed Seminary, New York City. Also the author of Every Good Endeavor, The Meaning of Marriage, Generous Justice, Counterfeit Gods, The Prodigal God, Jesus the King, and The Reason for God, as well as many other titles. Timothy Keller lived in New York City with his wife until his passing on May 19, 2023.
“People in all walks of life can find value in this book about spiritual forgiveness. Keller is a well-known pastor and author, and his insights into the true meaning of living in forgiveness will spark discussions and motivate action.”
“Pastor Keller delivers a thorough and eloquent apologetic for forgiveness... All will appreciate Keller’s lucid prose and gift for succinctly summarizing biblical wisdom. The result is a thought-provoking take on how to forgive.”
“The author presents a solid defense of Christian forgiveness theology within a modern, relevant context, quoting sources as varied as Augustine, Adele, Kafka, and Clint Eastwood....Refreshing, accessible work on the basics of forgiveness from a Christian perspective.”