This small book weaves together some unforgettably powerful tales of individuals who chose to forgive the people who destroyed their lives. For Josef-Ben Eliezer, a German Jew who was robbed and beaten by the Nazis before he fled to Palestine, the alternative to not forgiving was becoming what he most hated: after the war, he found himself beating and even murdering Palestinians. He eventually became a Christian and felt God's forgiveness, and from there felt empowered to freely forgive those who had wronged him. Many of the book's contributors who chose to forgive remark that forgiving was actually a selfish, not selfless, option, for it permitted them to move on with their lives without being consumed by hatred. One man who had been abducted and shot as a ten-year-old later told his kidnapper that he had forgiven him, and borrowed the words of the biblical Joseph who told his brothers, "That which you intended for evil, God has used for good."
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