Against the Odds Paperback

True Stories of Healing and Forgiveness

by Carmel Thomason;

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This collection of powerful stories of forgiveness and healing told by everyday people is both absorbing and challenging

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Against the Odds

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Forgiveness is central to our faith because it is central to life. No relationship can survive without the ability to forgive, but sometimes we are hurt so deeply or so often that forgiveness appears impossible.

This collection of inspirational true stories demonstrate the healing power of forgiveness through ordinary people's experiences of war, crime, terrorism, betrayal, relationship breakdown and the uncertainty of life's path. Aimed at both individual reflection and group study, each story is followed by thoughts from a practitioner or church leader, which can be used to open a conversation about what you've just read, and questions to help you think about the wider issues raised.

Wherever you are in your life right now, this uplifting and practical book will encourage you to think about your own experience of forgiveness - how you might make this gift an everyday part of your life, let go of pain, restore relationships and live your life to the full.

Carmel Thomason is a journalist and writer based in Manchester. She is the author of Every Moment Counts: A Life of Mary Butterwick, which was listed in the top ten Christian books in the Church Times and WHSmith, and has collaborated with the Archbishop of York, writing the stories for John Sentamu's Faith Stories, both published by DLT. Carmel has also contributed to the The Way, The Truth and The Life series published by the Teachers' Enterprise in Religious Education.

Against the Odds by Carmel Thomason was published by BRF in February 2014 and is our 16479th best seller. The ISBN for Against the Odds is 9781841017396.

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"This book contains some extraordinarily powerful and compelling stories from those who have faced huge challenges in their lives. They tell of how they have overcome them, and in reading them many will find hope and fresh resolve to face their own situations - or to understand a little more about the experience of others. I recommend it." - The Very Revd John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry.

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Details for Against the Odds

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBRF (February 2014)
Number of Pages192
Height198 mm
Width130 mm
Product Code4088065
Page last updated 7th May 2016
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