The Divine Gift of Forgiveness
In this book, Elder Andersen writes especially to those who are "awakening" unto God—those who are just beginning to discover or who seek the divine gifts and power of repentance and forgiveness in their lives. The Divine Gift of Forgiveness is organized in such a way that readers can choose the section or chapter that applies most to them and study it without having to have read from cover to cover. Leaders can similarly recommend specific chapters to those with whom they work. Filled with powerful doctrine along with stories and experiences, this book will help all readers become more devoted disciples of the Savior.

The Divine Gift of Forgiveness Details

TitleThe Divine Gift of Forgiveness
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 30th, 2019
PublisherDeseret Book
ISBN-139781629727417
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GenreReligion, Christianity, Lds, Own, Christian, Christian Non Fiction

The Divine Gift of Forgiveness Review

  • Samcwright
    January 1, 1970
    This book is written is simple and plain language. But it represents a meaningful change from the way repentance and forgiveness were presented in The Miracle of Forgiveness. While The Miracle of Forgiveness focuses on defining specific sins with the intent of ensuring readers do not rationalize away sin, this book focuses on the blessing and promise of forgiveness. The former approach left many feeling guilty and hopeless, the latter leaves readers with hope and a desire to improve.Do not This book is written is simple and plain language. But it represents a meaningful change from the way repentance and forgiveness were presented in The Miracle of Forgiveness. While The Miracle of Forgiveness focuses on defining specific sins with the intent of ensuring readers do not rationalize away sin, this book focuses on the blessing and promise of forgiveness. The former approach left many feeling guilty and hopeless, the latter leaves readers with hope and a desire to improve.Do not confuse simple and plain language with a lack of depth. This book has profound ideas, though they will sound pedestrian to those who have heard this approach to repentance and forgiveness their entire lives. One example of depth is Elder Anderson’s comment that instead of focusing our efforts to change (or helping others with change) on willpower or steps of repentance, we should focus on gaining greater faith in Christ. I have seen how building faith in Christ changes behavior and increases the likelihood and permanence of change.It is difficult to communicate true miracle of forgiveness unless you experience it yourself or witness it in someone close to you. Our repentance and feelings of guilt don’t earn anything. Grace is a gift. We turn to God and accept that gift made possible through the atonement of Christ. And all the theology in all the world can never provide the clarity and appreciation we gain for forgiveness from experiencing it firsthand.
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  • Megan
    January 1, 1970
    Think of this as a "Miracle of Forgiveness" by President Kimball 2.0 The same topic is updated with a tone of beauty and wonder and compassion and love and mercy surrounding the topics of repentance and forgiveness.Elder Andersen has dozens and dozens of really fabulous stories about people who've repented, about people who've forgiven horrible things done against them.Elder Andersen was my mission president so I was excited to read this as soon as I saw news of its publication on our mission Think of this as a "Miracle of Forgiveness" by President Kimball 2.0 The same topic is updated with a tone of beauty and wonder and compassion and love and mercy surrounding the topics of repentance and forgiveness.Elder Andersen has dozens and dozens of really fabulous stories about people who've repented, about people who've forgiven horrible things done against them.Elder Andersen was my mission president so I was excited to read this as soon as I saw news of its publication on our mission facebook page.It was a beautiful book.
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  • Nathan Cureton
    January 1, 1970
    I'm a new bishop. This book taught me great principles to aide in my own relationship with God as well as the special privilege I have to help others do the same. As I read, I marked it up and took notes in the front pages to help summarize my own thinking and applications. I came away with many new ideas and insights I'll use when counseling with members of my congregation. I highly recommend Elder Anderson's book to everyone, those struggling with large personal mistakes, those hurt by the I'm a new bishop. This book taught me great principles to aide in my own relationship with God as well as the special privilege I have to help others do the same. As I read, I marked it up and took notes in the front pages to help summarize my own thinking and applications. I came away with many new ideas and insights I'll use when counseling with members of my congregation. I highly recommend Elder Anderson's book to everyone, those struggling with large personal mistakes, those hurt by the mistakes of others, and those simply striving to be a little better each day.
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  • Lois
    January 1, 1970
    It was a great book. I highly recommend it.
  • Scribs
    January 1, 1970
    Though Elder Andersen qualifies his remarks as a beginners guide to repentance, I found the concepts in this book quite profound. So much so that one story in here changed the course of a family relationship of mine, as I was able to try and see that person differently, and have compassion and forgiveness for them. One of the more touching stories that was shared was of a wife with a husband with a pornography addiction. She remarried happily but later in life ended up taking care of her ex Though Elder Andersen qualifies his remarks as a beginners guide to repentance, I found the concepts in this book quite profound. So much so that one story in here changed the course of a family relationship of mine, as I was able to try and see that person differently, and have compassion and forgiveness for them. One of the more touching stories that was shared was of a wife with a husband with a pornography addiction. She remarried happily but later in life ended up taking care of her ex husband as he slowly suffered and died from cancer. That time she took care of him ended in complete forgiveness on her part as she served him and as he was grateful for her care. Inspiring. Absolutely recommend this book. All the stars and everyone should read it.
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  • Joshua Gregg
    January 1, 1970
    Great companion book to Miracle of Forgiveness. The tone is much lighter for the majority of the book, but the topic of repentance is still the core of the book. Some of the book won't necessarily mean a whole lot for those who haven't committed any major transgressions except for highlighting the depth of mercy available to us through repentance. Elder Andersen brings up many ideas that are helpful and refreshing on the idea of repentance throughout the book as well.
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  • Bradley
    January 1, 1970
    This was priceless! With a much more compassionate tone and with Elder Andersen’s loving approach and insights, this is a much needed update to the standard book on forgiveness by the Church. I had several insights while studying this work and I find myself so grateful for the Savior and for His divine gift of forgiveness in each of our lives. Recommended for all members of the Restored Church, hands down
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  • Brandon
    January 1, 1970
    Elder Andersen offers such beautiful insights into repentance and the Savior's divine gift of forgiveness. Each chapter presents another view of these topics in such a compassionate, hopeful light. This is a great book and a great opportunity to strengthen your understanding of and appreciation for the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
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  • Daryl
    January 1, 1970
    A very powerful and very compassionate book. I would recommend this book to everyone, especially if you are a member of The Church of Jesus Christ. It is a life saver and life changer.
  • Sam Bright
    January 1, 1970
    Great stuff. Kind of like an updated version of the church classic, "The Miracle of Forgiveness".
  • Cheri
    January 1, 1970
    What a great book on forgiveness. Neil Andersen shares, scriptures, stories and insights.
  • Kristi Reeves
    January 1, 1970
    I wish I could give this 6 stars because I loved it so much. His clarity of what repentance and forgiveness looks, sounds, feels like was wonderful.
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