What some are saying about Forgiveness: Unleashing a Transformational Process
Forgiveness: Unleashing a Transformational Process is an insightful and inspiring book. Larry is able to draw deeply from his personal experience as well as a variety of scholarly sources to provide some soulful challenges to the reflective and self aware reader. I find myself compelled to pass along the message of hope that is found on every page.
I wish every believer could have the opportunity to read the wonderful new book by Larry Ellis called Forgiveness: Unleashing a Transformational Process. We have all been hurt and wounded and need to have a basic understanding of the power of forgiveness. As one who daily helps pick up the pieces of wounded lives I can attest from first-hand experience how the enemy uses resentment and unforgiveness to ruin countless lives. There is no doubt in my mind that many lives will be transformed by the Godly wisdom contained in this book. I strongly recommend this volume as a vital resource in your ministry arsenal.
An individual or group reading this book and using the study guide will be drinking at the well of abundant life. The treatment of forgiveness and reconciliation is pastorally wise, practically judicious, and grounded on sound use of scripture as well as the best historical scholarship. Here is a rare work of profound doctrinal substance that is simple, readable, accessible, and urgently needed.
The Rev. Dr. C. FitzSimons Allison, Retired Episcopal Bishop of South Carolina
Dr. Ellis’ work communicates the truth that God reveals to us in the biblical narrative regarding forgiveness. After sharing his own journey of engagement by God and shift in understanding he uncovers the challenging process of forgiveness which will lead many readers to a similar paradigm shift. A study guide serves as a helpful accompaniment to his work. His work is thoughtful, insightful and calls the reader to a rootedness within the Christian world view and to a journey of discovery and profound Christian formation.
The Rev. Dr. Larry Kochendorfer
One of the key elements of forgiveness is unleashing the redemptive story of God upon ourselves and one another. So, exactly how do you do that? Larry Ellis in Forgiveness tackles this vital question for us. If you know Larry, you will not be surprised to find that his answers are thorough, Biblical and practical. I recommend it!
There is much here that is worthy of private thought and/or group discussion; but regardless of the attendant circumstances, Ellis's treatment of the twelve "fictional myths about forgiveness" should be required reading for every Christian now.
Aware of the fractured relationships of those we know--and our own, could there be any more important topic than forgiveness? In an understandable, systematic, step-by-step presentation, Dr. Ellis leads us into an understanding of forgiveness that really can lead to transformed lives and relationships. I heartily recommend this book to all who want to know more fully about the kind of forgiveness that transforms.
The musician, David the Psalmist, had some important things to convey about forgiveness and reconciliation. So also does my musician friend, Larry Ellis, have much to say about forgiveness and reconciliation. It has become a passion for him. Larry's book will be a blessing. It could be God's tool for transformation in many lives. I pray it will be so.
Pastor David Morrison, Pollock Pines, California