Tuesday, October 29, 2013


_240_360_Book.949.coverForgiveness – Overcoming the Impossible
Written by Matthew West
Published at Thomas Nelson

About the book

Whether giving or receiving, forgiveness is the key toward true healing and blessing.

God says there are no limits to forgiveness toward others or ourselves. And when Matthew West set out on a journey asking people to share their true life stories, Renée shared about how she chose to forgive the drunk driver who hit and killed her daughter.

This remarkable story and others like it bring peace and healing to the one needing and the ones giving forgiveness. Fifty powerful stories share forgiveness through divorce, betrayal, addiction, abandonment, death, and more. Each story ties into the promises of God’s faithfulness and healing, and ends with the story of God’s ultimate forgiveness through the message of salvation.

My Thoughts

Forgiveness is possible if you are willing to take a step toward it and let God work in your life.  I have seen and experienced wounds in my own personal life and went through a program of healing ministry.  I know that God is with me on this journey and will guide me through it.   I see how a life of unforgiveness can affect the heart, mind and soul of a person.   I see how isolation from everyone can darken a life. And as much I don’t want this for the person I know going through this ordeal of loneliness and unforgiveness, I can’t do a thing about until he/she will make the decision to let go and let God work in his/her life. (sorry but I won’t specify who this person is)

When I was offered the book Forgiveness  to review, I wasn’t sure if it could speak to me but I knew that somehow I needed to read it and review it in order to let others know about it.   I was touched by the testimonies and realized that if we are not careful we could easily fell into the trap of unforgiveness as life goes by.

The book is divided in four sections each containing testimonies followed by Matthew West thoughts on a specific subject

  • Forgiving Others
  • Asking for Forgiveness
  • Forgiving Yourself
  • Embracing God’s Forgiveness

The testimonies are powerful and will encourage you into reading more from Matthew.  Matthew West takes the time to expand on the theme of the testimony, sharing Scriptures and encouraging you to pursue forgiveness.  The stories included in this book are real – real people who talked to Matthew West.   I have discovered also that Matthew always takes the time to visit children’s home, addiction recovery centers, and women’s shelters in wherever city he is for a concert.  I applaud his effort to go encourage people in need.  Everyone needs encouragement and uplifting every once in a while no matter the walk we are doing.

I really like the story of Jordan and the section Matthew West wrote following that testimony.  Titled “Hello, My Name is”  I can relate with it somehow because God has spoken to me on being my Father many times since I went through the healing ministry I mentioned above.   He gave me a specific scripture reminding me that He will not forsake me or abandon me.  He has spoken through the leader on the ministry on the specific on discovering my relationship with him as His precious daughter.   So when I hear the song of Matthew West I sing along that I am a Child of the One True King. 

This book is well written and present numerous testimonies in order to encourage you to pursue forgiveness above all things.  I consider that it’s the first step toward healing.   May God speaks to you while reading this book and may He guide you on the journey of forgiveness.  Thank you Matthew West for writing a book on this subject and on how we can overcome the impossible. 

Hear Matthew signing about forgiveness from his new CD.

Forgiveness is available for purchase at your favourite bookstore, even amazon.ca and amazon.com.


Disclaimer: Thanks to Thomas Nelson for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes . I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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