F. LERON SHULTS, STEVEN J. SANDAGE
Title: Faces of Forgiveness : Searching for Wholeness and Salvation
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: Used - Like New
Publisher: Baker Pub Group April 2003
0801026245 / 9780801026249
Seller ID: 152183
New condition but for one dogeared page crease.
An Eighth Day View:
While forgiveness has historically been regarded as a religious concern, it has also become a popular topic in contemporary psychology. Unfortunately, there has been little effort to combine a Christian understanding of forgiveness with psychology. The Faces of Forgiveness, winner of the Narramore Award from the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, steps in to fill this void.
The authors fuse Christian forgiveness and psychology with the unifying motif of the face; thereby building on the considerable psychological research linking emotions related to forgiveness with the human face. At a deeper level, the face can serve as a metaphor for integrating forgiveness, wholeness, and salvation. The authors argue that forgiveness should take a central role in our understanding of salvation because it is warranted by the Bible and engages our postmodern context.
Pastors, psychologists, family counselors, and students of psychology and theology will find The Faces of Forgiveness a helpful resource.