This is a small book with a big message: if we are to heal ourselves and learn to live with each other in love and harmony, forgiveness must become as important and regular as breathing. The first chapter offers a number of powerful stories chosen to open the reader's heart to forgiveness. Subsequent chapters explain why so many of us find it so difficult to forgive, and why holding onto grievances is really a decision to suffer. He describes the causes of being unforgiving, how the mind works in this process, and the ultimate negative effects this attitude can exert on our bodies and our lives in general.
Written in direct, accessible language, the book approaches its subject from a practical standpoint rather than a deep psychological or religious perspective.
"What I've noticed in my life is that is has been easier to talk about forgiveness than to practice it. That's why Jerry's book is so important to me. I am glad to learn more about this miracle tool and the miracles it can produce. I am so happy to learn how to use it, not just talk about it. . . . This book is Jerry's truth, but it is God's message. . . . So be very clear that, as you read this book, you are having a conversation with God. And be very sure that you are not having it by accident." -- from the foreword by Neale Donald Walsch, author of Conversations with God
Gerald G. Jampolsky, MD, is an internationally recognized authority in the fields of psychiatry, health, business, and education. He has published extensively, including classic bestsellers Forgiveness, Teach Only Love, and Love is Letting Go of Fear. Neale Donald Walsch devotes his time to sharing the messages of his books through writing, lecturing, and facilitating spiritual renewal retreats. The creator of the School of the New Spirituality and founder of The Group of 1000, a nonprofit organization supporting global spiritual awakening, he lives in Ashland, Oregon, and may be contacted through www.nealedonaldwalsch.com.