Pastor Keller delivers a thorough and eloquent apologetic for forgiveness... All will appreciate Keller's lucid prose and gift for succinctly summarizing biblical wisdom. The result is a thought-provoking take on how to forgive.
"Both in my devotional life and in my development as a Christian thinker I have constantly turned to the work of Tim Keller. His writing and speaking have been a constant source of gracious wisdom to Christians in confusing times. 'Forgive' is a book that deals masterfully with one of the central tenets of Christianity, and reveals just how different our lives and the world could look if we took seriously the words and example of Jesus. There is no one for whom this book will not be relevant at some point in their life. Read it and pass it on to others."
Full of cultural references and solid biblical exposition, Keller deftly explains why the need to forgive is so essential in a society that seems, increasingly, to hang onto hurt feelings and desire vengeance. Without shying away from the thorny issues of church abuse, seeking justice and dealing with the real-world consequences of others' bad behaviour, Keller nevertheless makes the case for forgiving as God commands. But he doesn't leave the reader there. he also provides a practical guide on how to do this.