In this powerful and ultimately uplifting new novel set in 1970s Mississippi, the acclaimed author of The Last Suppers tells of three generations of women whose lives are thrown into upheaval when a dark secret is brutally exposed . . . On a hot, humid July morning, sixteen-year-old Cissy Pickering calmly and deliberately shoots her father in the back. To their Mississippi community, the death of well-regarded attorney Richard Pickering is a fascinating scandal. To Cissy’s distraught mother, Caroline, it’s an unforgivable crime. But in Cissy’s troubled mind, killing her father was the only way she knew to save the two people she loves most in the world. For years, Cissy has endured a devil’s bargain with her father, hoping that he would leave her younger sisters alone if she kept his abuse to herself. When that thin trust shattered, she saw no other choice. Janelle Clayton, the family’s matriarch, has kept her distance from her daughter, Caroline—a fact she now regrets—yet she hopes to do right by her granddaughter. Cissy has always been an unusual girl, given to compulsive counting and list-making, but Janelle believes her implicitly. When Cissy is remanded to the Greater Mississippi State Hospital, a caring psychiatrist tries to help, yet new revelations drive Cissy to retreat even further from reality. It will fall to Janelle, despite her own failing health, to become Cissy’s advocate and rescuer. And over the course of an unlikely road trip, Janelle and Cissy will confront the truths they’ve hidden from the world and themselves, finding courage, deep-rooted resilience, and a bond tender and tough enough to transform them both.
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For over 30 years, Joao Vilas-Boas battled against racial discrimination in Brazil just to bring to the world a tale of a never-ending living saga. Human rights completely violated while he struggled to survive at working for big companies like PwC and IBM, is just a glimpse of this real story and "Never Surrender", the main plot. Though fighting as a warrior, he hopelessly looked for Justice everywhere even in the religions he attended since he was a kid. As time passed by, he realized that his efforts had been fruitless and that he would not survive in the country with his family; then the Vilas-Boas took the hard decision to escape to the United States, where they are living until today. This is not only a biopic but also lessons learned from a life that, if put into a screenplay, it would be a shocking, revealing, breathtaking Hollywood drama movie. His message is clear, simple: Do you want to move on with your own life? Yes!? Then go with him "Walking Alone on The Forgiveness Road". Enjoy the journey!
The authors relate the pain of losing their eleven-year-old daughter and her grandmother in an accident involving a drunk driver and describe how they healed themselves by forgiving the person who took the lives of their loved ones.
To make amends for his troubled past, Joel Hunter goes back to the Herrera family farm in Nevada. The Herreras believed in him, supported him, and he let them down. Especially Mari, the beautiful girl he grew up with—and secretly loved. A changed man, Joel can now help save their farm and support Mari's mother and two young siblings. The one thing he can't do? Explain to Mari where he's been the past nine years. How can he expect her to understand—or want him around? Until Joel discovers that the road to forgiveness is paved with love.
Signposts on the Road to Forgiveness is a book about forgiveness and so much more. It’s a call to come to the spiritual place for which you were born. It’s a call to a deeper relationship with the Lord. Ten chapters lay a scriptural foundation concerning the plan God has had for you from the beginning. Twenty signposts then give scriptural directives to help you make these truths a reality in your life. Learn how to get beyond the pain you’ve experienced at the hands of others, even as Jesus did. See how to forgive others and how to forgive yourself, so you can truly fulfill your destiny. Understand what the Bible really teaches about gossip, anger, and the Christian’s responsibility in judging others. Take a fresh, scriptural look at when to remit sins, when to retain sins, when to confront, and when to walk away. Whether you have just embarked on your spiritual quest or you’ve been a Christian for years, God wants to take you on a walk with Him that will liberate and heal you, enabling you to be all He intended you to be. Hear anew His call to follow Him on this spiritual road purchased for you by His own blood. Lift up your eyes and behold His glory. Experience the restoration of the joy of your salvation. Rejoice as you continue on your personal journey with Him, recognizing and following His signposts along the way.
Each individual has been hurt emotionally, physically, psychologically, or spiritually at some point in his or her life. Although some people have been able to address their painful issue and move on, far too many persons resolve that they “will never forgive” the person who has injured them. Victor D. Marshall holds the view that people who are unable to forgive and let go of past hurts have not experienced healing. In fact, the major principle of On the Road to Forgiveness: Experiencing Healing on the Way is that “for a person to forgive, he needs to experience some degree of healing; and to experience healing, an individual needs to forgive themselves and others.” Out of this audacious perspective, Victor has developed eight principles, on which each chapter is built. Marshall then identifies five stages that every individual needs to pass through in order to experience healing and move on with his or her life. In his biblically grounded, insightful, and well-researched book, Victor uses a psycho-spiritual approach to illustrate the impact of forgiveness on our lives. A key element of this volume, On the Road to Forgiveness is the practical cases he includes to provide analytical discussions. If you are struggling with issues of forgiveness, this book identifies ways by which you can overcome “living in the past.” Victor also shares some major discoveries about the psychological benefits of forgiving others, one of which is that forgiveness contributes to the fulfillment of various psychological needs. As you turn the pages of this intriguing book, you will be helped to experience emotional freedom, be encouraged to develop your spirituality further, and ultimately grasp the importance of focusing on issues of eternal value. May the Divine One be with you on this journey!
In this fascinating book about our struggle to forgive, psychologist and award-winning author Robert Karen uses movies, people in the news, and sessions from his practice to illuminate the conflict between our wish to repair our relationships on one side and our tendency to see ourselves as victims who want revenge on the other. Why do we harden our hearts, even against those we want to love? Why do we find it so hard to admit being wrong? Why are the worst grudges the ones we hold against ourselves? When we nurse our resentments, Karen says, we are acting from an insecure aspect of the self that harbors unresolved pain from childhood. But we also have a forgiving self which is not compliant or fake, but rather the strongest, most loving part of who we are. Through it, we are able to voice anger without doing damage, to acknowledge our own part in what has gone wrong, to see the flaws in ourselves and others as part of our humanity. Karen demonstrates how we can move beyond our feelings of being wronged without betraying our legitimate anger and need for repair. The forgiving self, when we are able to locate it, brings relief from compulsive self-hatred and bitterness, and allows for a re-emergence of love.
At the core of every story of forgiveness is Jesus and his cross. In this book, Catholic spiritual writer Anne Costa shares her own story of forgiveness and healing as well as those of many others. In the process, she encourages readers to take their own