Tuesday, November 8, 2011

book review: the encounter.

i think it's safe and sad to say many {like millions} of people have issues about their past.  their childhood to be specific. 

but...how in the world does one forgive?  especially forgive those who were supposed to protect and love you but failed?

The Encounter by Stephen Arterburn is a fiction story based on two true events. 

here is the plot:

a successful business man has everything in life but can't seem to keep his anger under control, thus ruining any good relationships.  his bitterness and unforgiveness is eating him alive...even to the point of suicide.

he must confront his past {literally} in order for the healing to begin.  but, of course, it's much easier said than done. just why did his mom abandon him? 

this is a great story, one that i'm still thinking about days after reading.  i've always been a sucker for psychology and this book hits the nail on the head.  i hope many people read it for many healed hearts! 

"The past can be a dark and haunting place - full of secrets and mysteries too deep, too painful to confess."

thank you booksneeze for this complimentary copy in exchange for a book review.


  1. I love Stephen Arterburn! I hadn't heard of this book. Thanks for the review.

  2. Never heard of this one...thanks for the review. Looks as though I need to get to the bookstore...you're full of them:))

  3. so anxious to read this.. thanks for the review, I may have never found it otherwise

  4. I think this sounds interesting. I had a great childhood, which would make something like this easier to read I think.

  5. wonderful! love,scout


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