Friday, July 06, 2007

The strength of forgiveness

I don't usually promote self-help books on such philosophical topics as forgiveness, peace, and love because they remind me too much of the seven blind men and the elephant or like Job's friends who were so sure of what was right when they were wrong. What I do like to see are the stories of those who have traveled through issues relating to these areas and provide those resources--whether positive or not--for others to read. So this link Journey toward Forgiveness from Faithstreams comes as a welcome link to resources as well as snippets of a video they are selling.
Some of the books include
Cloke, Ken. Resolving Personal and Organizational Conflict: Stories of Transformation and Forgiveness. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000
Digeser, Peter. Political Forgiveness. Ithaca, NY Cornell UP, 2001.
Henderson, Michael. The Forgiveness Factor: Stories of Hope in a World of Conflict. London: Grosvenor Books, 1996.
Minow, Martha. Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History after Genocide and Mass Violence. Beacon Press, 1998.
Shriver, Donald W., Jr. An Ethic for Enemies: Forgiveness in Politics. NY: Oxford UP, 1995

And then one book not in the list:
Hutchison, Katy. Walking after Midnight: One Woman's Journey through Murder, Justice, and Forgiveness.

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