A Brick in the Valley

My Book: Unpacking Forgiveness

Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

So many forgiveness books that target a general audience are too simplistic in their teaching about forgiveness. They encourage forgiveness so broadly that they diminish the justice of God and the integrity of grace. This is what Dennis Praeger pointed out in a Wall Street Journal article.

Though I am a Jew, I believe that a vibrant Christianity is essential if America’s moral decline is to be reversed. And despite theological differences, Christianity and Judaism have served as the bedrock of American civilization. And I am appalled and frightened by this feel-good doctrine of automatic forgiveness.

Unpacking Forgiveness presents the beauty of God’s grace and the necessity of forgiveness. But, it also teaches that forgiveness must take place in a way that is consistent with justice. We must move beyond a “feel-good doctrine of automatic forgiveness.”

My goal with Unpacking Forgiveness was to write a biblical, Christ-centered book that is accessible, but also one that is not trite or superficial.  Only Christ and his Word can unpack forgiveness.


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I ordered a copy last week. I look forward to reading it and being challenged by your thoughts.

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If you are willing to send me a review copy I’ll see it reviewed on my blog (on average of 40 hits a day) and it may end up in The Gospel Witness magazine I review for. E-mail me at allen [dot] mickle [dot] jr [at] gmail [dot] com.


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