Forgiving and Not Forgiving

Jeanne Safer (Author)
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Description

In our culture the belief that "To err is human, to forgive divine," is so prevalent that few of us question its wisdom. But do we ever completely forgive those who have betrayed us? Aren't some actions unforgivable? Can we achieve closure and healing without forgiving? Drawing on more than two decades of work as a practicing psychotherapist, more than fifty indepth interviews, and sterling research into the concept of forgiveness in our society, Dr. Jeanne Safer challenges popular opinion with her own searching answers to these and other questions. The result is a penetrating look at what is often a lonely, and perhaps unnecessary, struggle to forgive those who have hurt us the most and an illuminating examination of how to determine whether forgiveness is, indeed, the best path to take--and why, often, it is not.

Product Details

Price
$13.00
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
November 14, 2014
Pages
228
Dimensions
5.08 X 0.56 X 8.22 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780380794713
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About the Author

Jeanne Safer, Ph.D., a psychotherapist in New York City, is the author of The Golden Condom, Beyond Motherhood, The Normal One, and several other books. Dr. Safer has appeared on The Daily Show and Good Morning America as well as numerous NPR broadcasts. Her work has been the subject of articles in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. She is the host of the I Love You, But I Hate Your Politics podcast.

Reviews

"A useful, intellectually and rhetorically nuanced work."--"Kirkus Reviews"A wonderfully readable book...nuggets of wisdom to be found on every page."--Maggie Scarf