Thursday, June 11, 2015
The Heart of the Amish
"Time heals clean wounds. Soiled wounds fester and infect." This quote was one of my favorites as I read The Heart of the Amish.
Growing up in an Amish home intentional forgiveness was something that we were taught by example. Thinking back over certain happenings I'm thankful for my parents calm response and how they showed us the power and freedom that comes through forgiveness, whether or not the offending party ever feels remorse for their actions or words.
I remember how I used to think that their ability to forgive was something that comes with being grown up, but having been an adult myself for a while now I have come to realize this is not the case.
Reading this book filled with true accounts of intentional forgiveness has been refreshing. What I didn't realize at the time I read it was how I would soon be glad I had my mind filled with all things forgiveness related as we were handed a doozy to practice on.
I won't share any particular story from the book, other than mentioning the fact that one pertaining to something that happened in my childhood and how my parents chose forgiveness is included. I would recommend this book to anyone that has ever been hurt, anyone that has ever struggled with forgiveness, anyone that wants peace and freedom in their life. Yes, it is that good!
I wasn't asked to do a review, I simply wanted to share a little about a great book with all of you.