Forgiveness Epic Book Launch and Excerpt!

About the Book

Book: Forgiveness: A Surprising Way Forward

Authors: Mark Henderson and Michael Snuffer

Genre: Non-fiction; Interpersonal Relations; Religion

Release date: April 13, 2023

WHY AM I SO MISUNDERSTOOD? I am only trying to do what is right! Of course, I forgive, but I can’t seem to get past the pain. God seems distant. Does he even care about me?

Do any of these questions hit close to home? It may surprise you that the underlying cause is often hidden unforgiveness. Our closest relationships, emotional health, and perhaps even our faith seem to be crumbling around us, but most of us have no idea that forgiveness is the way forward. If we are honest, we don’t even know what forgiveness is. We may have a vague idea that it has something to do with “forgetting” or “letting go” but would be hard-pressed to come up with a working definition. Worse yet, we have no idea how to practice forgiveness in a way that brings lasting relief from the hurt we carry. Most of us are not trying to hang on to the pain, but freedom is elusive.

Freedom from your pain is within reach! Forgiveness is not a vague, esoteric concept, nor is it a lofty, out-of-reach ideal. Forgiveness: A Surprising Way Forward digs into the biblical definition of forgiveness, tells real stories of real people who have found healing, clears up some huge misconceptions surrounding forgiveness, and teaches us how topractice forgiveness. If we do not address the wounds of our past, they will shape our future. God has provided a powerful tool to help us find freedom—forgiveness is the surprising way forward!

Book Excerpt

One which—for a long time—I did not understand. Here is the statement: “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart” (Matthew 18:35, NIV).

Whoa! Seriously? What does that mean? Because this guy was handed over to the jailers to be tortured!” The New American Standard Bible translation sounds even worse. It says the servant was “handed over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed him.”

Beatings and torture were not an unusual part of the first century prison experience. The New Testament records how jailers often beat and tortured people who were arrested. (Matthew 27:26, Acts 5:40, Acts 16:22-23, and 2 Corinthians 11:25) But why did Jesus choose to include this in this parable on forgiveness? What is the spiritual significance? I don’t know about you, but if I take this statement at face value—it raises all kinds of concerns. What do the “jailers who torture” represent?

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Excerpt One: https://lakesidelivingsite.wordpress.com/2023/03/04/forgiveness-a-surprising-way-forward-epic-book-launch/

Excerpt Two: https://coverloverbookreview.blogspot.com/2023/03/forgiveness-surprising-way-forward.html

Excerpt Three: https://musingsbymaureen.blogspot.com/2023/03/celebrate-lit-presents-epic-book-launch.html

Excerpt Four: https://becauseisaidsomyadventuresinparenting.blogspot.com/2023/03/forgiveness-surprising-way-forward-epic.html

Excerpt Five: https://debbieloseanything.blogspot.com/2023/03/forgivenes-surprisingly-way-forward-by.html?m=0

Excerpt Six: https://guildmaster97.wordpress.com/2023/03/27/forgiveness-epic-book-launch-and-excerpt/

Excerpt Seven: https://www.artistwriterandstudentohmy.com/posts/forgiveness-a-surprising-way-forward-book-excerpt/

About the Authors

Mark Henderson received a Masters of Pastoral Counseling, was a licensed counselor, and served as a pastor of counseling for twenty years.

In Memory of Mark Henderson

Mark David Henderson, co-author of this book, passed away from cancer as this book was being finalized. Mark was a loving husband, father, and friend. He touched lives all over the world through his counseling ministry and often said he had a front row seat to God’s miracles. He always made sure the individual knew it was God’s healing, and Mark was simply the servant. His desire was to take what he learned and share it with others, which is the reason for this book.

Michael Snuffer has ministered as a counselor for more than ten years. Mark and Mike founded Equip2CounselTM, a ministry dedicated to providing simple yet powerful counseling tools globally