Forgiveness Catholic Approach 3V Set

Hurd R Scott
$19.95
Item Code
170343
EAN/UPC
9780819827364
Publisher
PBMJP

Whether we are uncertain what real forgiveness looks like, are tired of forgiving, or don't know where to start, Forgiveness: A Catholic Approach offers spiritual considerations and practical guidance.

"In Forgiveness: A Catholic Approach, Scott Hurd writes of the spiritual, psychological, physical, and social benefits of learning how to forgive and find peace. Drawing from his pastoral experience, in twenty-four short chapters, Father Hurd examines how human weakness affects such things as our ability to forgive and reconcile, our capacity to trust, and how we cope when a plea for forgiveness is rejected by a person we have wronged. We learn that through these very experiences, we find in Jesus Christ and the sacraments a way to move forward toward healing.

"The first question author Scott Hurd addresses is one that perplexes many people, '"why forgive?' Here we learn that forgiveness is essential for human growth and flourishing. Forgiveness is not only a human experience; it is an expression of God's love and mercy. Forgiveness is at once deeply personal and an opportunity for sharing the Good News. As participants in the New Evangelization, our acts of forgiveness and reconciliation offer people an experience of God's love. Scott Hurd writes, 'Forgiveness from our hearts can turn others' hearts toward God.'

"All of us know that there is more to forgiveness than simply saying 'I'm sorry.' In the section entitled, 'Hallmarks of Forgiveness,' Scott Hurd deftly outlines seven such marks of forgiveness that reflect the teaching and example of Our Lord. In Jesus, we learn how to forgive others as God has forgiven us. Forgiveness is a decision, a process, and a gift.

"Equally challenging today is the question of how to forgive. In Forgiveness: A Catholic Approach we find an entire section on this topic. Scott Hurd examines a wide variety of experiences of forgiveness and reconciliation. With examples from Scripture, Church tradition, literature, and his own ministry, he offers a useful ten-step process to aid people ready to make the decision to forgive."

"Scott Hurd has provided a wonderful manual concerning the need for and the procedures to forgive."

Format: Audio Book on CD
Reader: John Edmondson
Length: 3 discs
Length: 2 hrs 45 mins

Format:
CD

Scott Hurd is a Catholic author with over twenty years' experience in professional ministry. He presently serves as Senior Director for Leadership Formation with Catholic Charities USA.

"Forgiveness: A Catholic Approach," his first book, received an "Excellence in Publishing" award from the Association of Catholic Publishers.

His third book, "When Faith Feels Fragile: Hope for the Wary, Weak, and Wandering," received an award in 2014 from the Catholic Press Association, placing second in the "Popular Presentation of the Catholic Faith" category. Also, in April of that year it was designated a finalist in the Association of Catholic Publisher's "Excellence in Publishing" award competition in the "Inspirational" category.

He has earned degrees from Oxford University and the University of Richmond and currently lives in his hometown of Alexandria, Virginia, with his three children.

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