When Annette Stanwick?s brother was tragically murdered, she never dreamed her journey of healing would take her to a place of forgiveness.
The journey of healing wasn?t easy as she moved through the stages of grief, experiencing the pain, anger and confusion we all experience when crisis hits.
Through an amazing turn of events the author felt led by God to publicly forgive her brother?s murderers in the courtroom. Forgiveness created a miracle in her life and heart; changing her so dramatically she developed a passion to help others find a way to heal from their own painful life situations, whatever they might be.
That passion has taken her into university settings, inside prison walls, around boardroom tables, on speaking platforms and interacting with people living on the street.
FORGIVENESS: THE MYSTERY AND MIRACLE - Finding Freedom and Peace at Last is an amazing account of that miraculous journey.Publishers Description
FORGIVENESS: THE MYSTERY AND MIRACLE Finding Freedom And Peace At Last By ANNETTE STANWICK When Annette Stanwick s brother was tragically murdered, she never dreamed her journey of healing would take her to a place of forgiveness. The journey of healing wasn t easy as she moved through the stages of grief, experiencing the pain, anger and confusion we all experience when crisis hits. Through an amazing turn of events the author felt led by God to publicly forgive her brother s murderers in the courtroom. Forgiveness created a miracle in her life and heart; changing her so dramatically she developed a passion to help others find a way to heal from their own painful life situations, whatever they might be. That passion has taken her into university settings, inside prison walls, around boardroom tables, on speaking platforms and interacting with people living on the street. FORGIVENESS: THE MYSTERY AND MIRACLE - Finding Freedom and Peace at Last is an amazing account of that miraculous journey. The authors desire in life has been to learn from the difficulties life brought her way, and to always make a difference wherever that path traveled. Her book about forgiveness is making a difference in the lives of its readers through the deep learning the author shares with candid vulnerability. From the very first sentence, this book is captivating, spanning a lifetime of learning. Wanting the book to be more than an amazing story, the author crafted the book in such a way that following the story in each chapter the reader is invited into a personal application that assists them in understanding the principles and impact the chapter topic may have in their own life. A series of practical questions assists the reader in a gentle process of exploring their own difficult circumstances. A meaningful prayer at the end of each chapter provides a spiritual connection and model for the reader to use in talking to God about their situation. The author s well-designed HEALING PROCESS FOR EMOTIONAL WOUNDS diagramed in the early pages of the book provides a backdrop and graphic depiction of the various stages in the healing journey useful for the reader and/or healing/caring professional in identifying progress on the healing pathway. Annette s personal experiences are amazing. Her insights are remarkable, and her ability to find deep learning and healing in spite of the tragedies she has faced, gives the reader hope that they too can endure, overcome and rise above their own unique experiences, says Thelma Box of CHOICES INTERNATIONAL. The power of personal choice is a strong theme throughout the book as the mysteries and miracles of forgiveness are unraveled to aid the reader in letting go of those things that hold them back from experiencing the freedom and peace they seek. Les Hewitt, Top Performance Business Coach and International best selling author of The Power of Focus states, In this masterpiece of personal growth and triumph, Annette Stanwick turns the aftermath of a tragic murder into a model for healing. Lucille Mandin, Ph.D, University of Alberta says, This book is a gift to humanity. FORGIVENESS: THE MYSTERY AND MIRACLE is impacting the lives and hearts of its readers. Unexpected stories are immerging from individuals in various walks of life who are healing from all types of wounds. This book brought miraculous healing to our family at the time we needed it most. Says L.P. an organizational director. Christian psychiatrists and counselors are extolling the benefits of the book for readers and for use in their professional practice settings. The power of this book is in the author s ability to spotlight the difficult and perplexing real life situations we all face, yet often feel so alone as we navigate the maize of corridors we travel in trying to cope with the relationship challenges that continually arise. Stanwick invites the reader to take an intimate look at those real life situations, but then takes the reader by the hand; friend to friend, giving them the opportunity and encouragement to reflect on their own particular set of circumstances, gently guiding them through a meaningful process that leads to releasing and letting go of their painful past experience. The power of story telling role modeled by the author and a method for the reader to tell their own story creates a healing atmosphere of trust, that has the potential to bring much needed relief to those in need of help in their life situations. There are many surprises in this book that keep the reader enthralled with wanting to know more. The principles of restorative justice provide healing moments in some astonishing and almost unfathomable circumstances. The power of personal choice and the destructive nature of hanging on to bitterness provide authentic and stunning examples that encourage the reader to make positive choices, when perhaps they didn t realize they even had a choice. Annette Stanwick is a woman of enthusiasm and contrast, a woman with courage to face tough issues. Aside from being an author, she brings a wealth of experience and insight to her writing, speaking and executive leadership. In her current role as Vice President-Medical Affairs of the world-renowned Gimbel Eye Centre in Calgary and as former vice president of a large hospital, Annette clearly understands the pain of personal and organizational struggles along with the tremendous significance relationships play in any home, group or business. Individuals everywhere are imprisoned by the anger and fear caused by their woundedness. Letting go of those emotions is like being released from prison. Forgiveness is the miracle that releases the chains of bitterness, allowing us to experience freedom and peace at last."
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Release Date Feb 12, 2008
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|Healing Through Forgiveness Mar 4, 2008|
|While attending a recent church service, my pastor asked how many people had audibly heard the voice of God speaking to them. I raised my hand as did several others in the congregation. Annette Stanwick in her book Forgiveness: The Mystery and Miracle also heard God's voice several times in her journey toward healing from the violent murder of her brother Soren. One night, when God told her that the man who had murdered her brother was deeply wounded, she wanted to reject these words. What about her own excruciating wounds and incredible pain? Her brother, a long-distance trucker from Idaho, didn't have any enemies; he was deeply loved and respected by his family and friends. It was unthinkable that Soren had been found shot to death outside a produce plant in Richmond, Virginia. His lifeless body was in a pool of blood, wedged between the seats and the sleeper of his rig. Annette believed that only an evil, cruel person could have done such a thing, and yet God described him as being wounded. Furthermore, God told Annette that He loved Soren's murderer as much as he loved her brother...and as much as he loved her. Though she struggled to accept what God was telling her, Annette had to acknowledge that it was true. Familiar verses from the Bible inundated her mind, and it was only after surrendering to the reality of God's words that she fell into a peaceful sleep.|
This book is an incredible first-person story that is written with total honesty as the author reveals her innermost feelings in regard to giving and receiving forgiveness. Readers will relate to Annette Stanwick as she struggles through the various phases of the grieving process. They will learn that it is permissible to be angry with God because He understands a broken heart. As she tells us about several family tragedies, it is easy to see how the choices made by others can affect those around them. There is a difference between joyous living and simply going on with life. When Annette chose to personally and publicly forgive those involved in the murder of her brother, she found inner peace and a way to honor her brother's memory by taking the message of forgiveness to others, even interacting with lifers in prisons.
If you are struggling to forgive someone, or you need to seek forgiveness, this is a book that will help you move from the past into a living and giving future. Regardless of the depth of the wounds, the author has the sincere desire to help you with the healing process. At the end of each chapter, in order to make this book more personal to you, Mrs. Stanwick provides three sections entitled: Personal Application, Exploration, and Prayer.
As a husband who held his sobbing and inconsolable wife when she received a telephone call that her only sister had been killed instantly in a head-on collision, I could easily relate to both Annette and her husband Clay. Not only was the young driver speeding, but he had a long history of driving offenses. My wife, a devout Christian, went through many experiences similar to the author. She initially directed her anger toward God and then blamed the young driver for "killing" her sister. She suffered several agonizing months of pain before finally moving forward with her life. If I could have placed this book in her hands, I am convinced that it would have been a great help. Forgiveness: The Mystery and Miracle is definitely a must-read when it comes to healing and finding freedom and peace!
|Forgiveness is a Possibility Mar 4, 2008|
|I had never read any of Annette Stanwick's work until now. The cover and the title are the reasons I decided to purchase this book and give it a browse. I am so happy that I did!|
Death is hard to deal with but losing a loved one to murder takes an irrepareable toll. At least that is what I thought until I read this spiritual message about forgiveness.
The words engulfed me, saddened by the death, and enlightened by the meaning. If you are having a difficult time forgiving then please pick up a copy of "Forgiveness: The Mystery and Miracle".
Deborah G., FL
|Forgiveness Mar 2, 2008|
|Forgiving is one of the hardest things for people to do. I am finding that out in my life right now. I have made some mistakes in the past and although I have been told by many, they forgive me, deep down inside you can tell they don't. This book helped me so much in learning to try a different approach to getting there forgiveness. First you must start by forgiving yourself. Only then can you expect forgiveness from others. This book is a must read for everyone, everyone has times in their life when they either have to forgive or be forgiven. |
|A challenging read, but well worth it! Mar 2, 2008|
|Forgiveness is probably the most difficult of all concepts for anyone, whether Christian or not, to grasp and to enact in our every day lives.|
In this book, Annette Stanwick takes a practical, understandable and sympathetic approach to help her readers to understand exactly what forgiveness is, and why it is important to grieve our losses or hurts, work through them and then let them go, along with letting the person or people responsible for our pain go as well.
Each chapter has a section at the end, designed to help the reader work through and apply the concepts taught within the chapter.
I found this book a challenging read, but it is a book I have no hesitation in recommending to others, whether you're a Christian or not.
|A Must Read Feb 29, 2008|
|Forgiveness: The Mystery and Miracle is a must read for anyone who has ever been hurt in anyway. We all struggle with the ability to forgive someone when they do something wrong or hurtful to us. This book helps you to see the steps needed to be able to let go of your anger and sadness and forgive. Annette Stanwick shares the sad story of the murder of her brother. She explains what it was like to deal with that tragic event in her life. The workbook questions found in the book are a great way to reflect on events in our life. I lost my dad at a very young age and have had a hard time forgiving myself for not telling him goodbye that day before he left for work. I was in such a hurry to get ready for school. This book has helped me let go of those feelings and forgive myself.|
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