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My weight loss journey is logged on Sparkpeople:
One of the books I’ve made a priority to read this year is “Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds” by Chris Brauns. I believe I ran into the title reading Tim Challies’ blog, but unfortunately I can’t be sure of it. Either way, this book was brought to my attention when it was needed the most, I’m happy to say. One of my ongoing sins is anger and unforgiveness, and it needs to be dealt with immediately.
I fully anticipate that I’ll be tempted to close this book sometime and avoid finishing it. On the other hand, I believe I’ll need to finish it.
I’ve finished the Introduction and Chapter One of the book so far. In the Introduction, Brauns subjects us to a “Forgiveness Quiz”, 10 true or false questions. Not very easy ones, which is good. Then he goes through the answers to the questions, and thus introduces us to the book. It definitely hooked me.
Chapter One, How to Begin Unpacking, starts with the story of Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton, an incredibly interesting story. He walks us through our decision to find rest through Jesus Christ. One of the most interesting parts of this chapter is the concept of “means of grace”, which I’m sorry to say I haven’t heard of.
Chapter Two is titled “Motivation to Unpack” – and I’ll keep sharing my thoughts as I go.