Forgiveness: A Lenten Study
Adult Education Topical Book Study: Sundays, beginning March 1, at 9:45 a.m.
“Forgiveness is the healing stream flowing out from the crucified Christ over a world that does not know how desperately it needs the healing.”
From March 1 through April 5, the Adult Christian Education Team invites you to join a new topical study reading Forgiveness: A Lenten Study, by Marjorie J. Thompson. On Sundays, after a time of fellowship and light refreshments in the Sharp Atrium at 9:30 a.m., please join us in the Craig Room at 9:45 a.m.
Forgiving others and humbly asking for forgiveness are central disciplines for all Christian believers. Lent, a time to reflect on our Christian journey, is an appropriate time to deepen our understanding and practice of forgiveness. Author Marjorie J. Thompson takes a close look at our understanding of forgiveness in this encouraging study. In six brief chapters, Thompson addresses such questions as the following:
- Is forgiveness a Christian duty under all circumstances? Or are there situations when Christians do not need to forgive?
- Is forgiveness a matter between individuals, or is it meaningful only in the context of communities?
- Is forgiving the best route to healing for the injured?
- How do we get past emotional barriers to real forgiveness?
Using biblical examples and real-life situations, Thompson illustrates each chapter’s theme in an informative and engaging way. With clarity, insight, and sensitivity, this book is the perfect resource for examining both our ability to forgive and our own need for forgiveness.
Marjorie J. Thompson is author of the best-selling book Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), she spent thirteen years as Director of Congregational Spirituality with Upper Room Ministries. Marjorie has exercised a ministry of teaching, writing, and spiritual guidance for many years.