In this challenging book, the Sandfords show that the need to 'get even' with those who hurt you - though it seems natural - is deeply harmful in the long run. They explain why forgiveness is absolutely essential for spiritual...
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In this challenging book, the Sandfords show that the need to 'get even' with those who hurt you - though it seems natural - is deeply harmful in the long run. They explain why forgiveness is absolutely essential for spiritual and personal growth.
Sin and forgiveness are not exciting or happy issues to think about, and most people try to avoid dealing with them whenever possible.
John and Paula Sandford explain how ego and pride are involved in hurtful situations and how, in the world's eyes, it would be natural to seek revenge. But unforgiveness and sin have a way of keeping us in a constant state of chaos and trouble.
Sin isolates us from each other and from God, but forgiveness is the antidote to sin. Forgiveness is a crucial and pivotal element to spiritual and personal growth. If you want to be happy, to be healthy, and to grow in relationships with others, forgiveness is not an option; it is a necessity.
JOHN AND PAULA SANDFORD travel worldwide conducting seminars interdenominationally on marriage and family, inner healing and transformation, prayer, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, burden-bearing, intercession, and more. They make frequent television appearances and are active in the renewal and reconciliation movements. John and Paula live in Hayden Lake, Idaho.
Paula Sandford is cofounder of Elijah House ministries. Throughout the past fifty years, she has ministered to countless number of people in the areas of inner healing and transformation as an ordained minister and counselor. Many around the world consider her to be their personal counselor and spiritual mother. With her husband, John, she has coauthored more than twenty books. Paula and John have been married for over fifty years. They have six children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lee Bowman is a graduate of William Jewell College and holds a graduate degree in theology and a master's degree in art. He serves on the fine arts faculty of Dallas Baptist University.