BOOK GIVEAWAY --FREE YOURSELF TO LOVE--The Liberating Power of Forgiveness

Monday, March 02, 2009

As a Pastor for many years I have read, studied, prayed about and had a lot of experience with people who live miserable lives because they cannot forgive.

Jackie Kendall's excellent book, Free Yourself to Love--The Liberating Power of Forgiveness, is the best book, next to the Bible that I have ever read on the subject of forgiveness. As a survivor of severe childhood abuse, Jackie Kendall is an expert on forgiveness. A counselor deemed her family "one of the top-ten most dysfunctional in America."

In this passionate and empathetic book, Jackie examines the six most common excuses people use not to forgive and shares her own struggle to learn this vital life skill. She has been involved with ministry for twenty-five years, working as a teacher, counselor, conference speaker and author. She works with several athletic teams, including the Atlanta Braves and Pro Athletes Outreach.

In the movie Seems Like Old Times, Charles Grodin makes a classic statement to Goldie Hawn: "If you can't learn to give up the past, you'll have to give up the present." This book will help you to realize that if you live in a perpetual state of victimization you will never receive all that comes with each new day. The theme song for people who can't forgive is whining. Quoting Jan Silvious regarding bad events in our lives, Jackie Kendall says, "This is one event in a lifetime of events."

This book will help you realize that we all offend at some time. And that forgiveness is never optional for the Christian. Jackie points to Psalm 39:5 as a good perspective on life: "You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath." Measuring the width of her hand she found it to be three and three-quarter inches. She then said,"Don't let anyone use up your three inches." Good advice.

This marvelous book will free you to love. There is liberating power in forgiveness!
The generous folks at Hachette Book Group are allowing me to host this book giveaway for five (5) copies!

  • Winners are restricted to the US and Canada. No PO Box mailing addresses, please.
  • I must have a way of contacting you, so be sure to leave your email address in your comment
  • I'll close the comments at 6 PM EST March 8th and pick the five winners. I will contact the winners via email to get their mailing information. The winners will have three days to respond. If I do not hear from them within three days, I will select another winner(s). If you're interested, just say so in a comment with that all-important email address in code. Example of email in code: you [at] your email [dot] com.
To check out other participants in the book giveaway carnival,
click Book Room Reviews March 2-8.


Barbara said...

Cliff, I would like a copy, please. My email is

Barbara said...

Cliff, I would like a copy, please. My email is

Rue said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the chance to win.
ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

Kim said...

Sounds like a wonderful book to add to my Spiritual Director training.

liane66 said...

Sounds great.
Thanks for the giveaway!

EllyBean said...

This looks like a good read! Count me in :)

Thanks for such a great giveaway!
ellybean (at)

Linda said...

sounds good to me


would love to read please count me in

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Please put my name in the pot!

My email addy is:



bp said...

I am going to post about your giveaway on my blog and check out the other giveaways. I need to have a book giveaway soon.


Cherdecor said...

I would love to have a copy so put my name in the hat.

Elsie said...

I need a little wisdom,
And certainly some wit,
Seems I'm in a maze of sorts,
And sometimes things don't fit...

Hope I win a copy,
This book sounds like it's great,
I've made a wish, and wrote a poem,
And now it's up to fate.

YZgirl4 said...

Wow, 5 copies, that is generous of them. Please enter me to win one, sounds great!


Bev said...

Cliff, please enter me as well, sound like a great read :D


Anonymous said...

Oh I LOVE when I find new sites! I especially love the background music...I have my speakers turned low that I wasn't sure if I was going nuts!

I think the book reminds me of a "sort of" kind of way! I would love to read it and comment on the book when I'm finished. I look forward to reading more on your site! Glad I was able to visit!

demmi said...

sounds like a good book con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Ms.Daisy said...

Would love to read this very interesting sounding book. Please count me in.



Ms.Daisy said...

Would love to read this very interesting sounding book. Please count me in.



Valerie said...

thanks for the chance
KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

Mevely317 said...

Whew, I'm not too late after all!

Curious ... I've finally reached the age where I welcome the opportunity to read something that's "good for me."

Thanks for providing the chance!


sweetsue said...

Please enter me,I'd like to be a more forgiving person.
smchester at gmail dot com

Myra said...

Thanks for the opportunity to enter your book givaway.


myra_sorrell at yahoo. com

Boo Bear's Place said...

would love the book sounds interesting ezziriah(at)gmail(dot)com

gahome2mom said...

This sounds a great book to add to our library. Thanks.


Anonymous said...

Your daughter would just like to borrow your copy, please. Thank you.

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

Jinxy and Me said...

My e-mail address is in my Blogger profile. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Rebecca Graham said...

Hope I win this! Thanks for your giveaway!

Nickolay said...

This looks like a very inspirational book

Nicole said...

This looks like a good book to read.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to read this book. Thanks.
-Terra H.

JamericanSpice said...

I definitely would love to win this!

Thank you

Molly C. said...

Wow! I would love this book!

Sherrylinn said...

This sounds like a must read, thanks for the chance to win

slcremer at gmail dot com

Candie said...

I could definately use this. This is an area of personal struggle for me. THank you


dymphna said...

wish me luck

Daniel M said...

looks great add me please! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

barbara said...

This sounds really good! I'd love to win this.

ed said...


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