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!
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!
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.
Although history is replete with tales of revenge, Christian forgiveness provides an alternate response. In this volume, Pentecostal scholars from various disciplines offer their vision for forgiveness, reconciliation, and restoration. The essayists offer long-overdue Pentecostal perspectives through analysis of contemporary theological issues, personal testimony, and prophetic possibilities for restoration of individual relationships and communities. Though Pentecostals remain committed to Spirit-empowered witness as recorded in Luke-Acts, these scholars embrace a larger Lukan vision of Spirit-initiated inclusivity marked by reconciliation. The consistent refrain calls for forgiveness as an expression of God's love that does not demand justice but rather seeks to promote peace by bringing healing and reconciliation in relationships between people united by one Spirit.
Remarkably, as many as sixty-six thousand churches are in conflict at this moment, and one-third of those will experience permanent damage. Though Christ commanded his followers to forgive, we often don't, and that lack of forgiveness poisons all of our relationships. Churches are particularly vulnerable to unforgiveness for a simple reason--no one has taught us what forgiveness actually is, how it benefits the forgiver and the forgiven, and, most importantly, how to forgive. The Road Home provides a pathway to forgiveness and healthy reconciliation for churches wounded by conflict. While the road it follows is not easy--just as forgiving is not easy--the result is an explosion of grace and restoration, taking relationships beyond where they were to where they were meant to be.