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Father Forgive

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In this book I examine the wide-ranging and frequently challenging subject of reconciliation in the light of the statements set out in the Coventry Litany of Reconciliation. The Litany is loosely based on the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ – each of which describes an aspect of the condition of the human heart and each of which is easily identifiable as a cause of conflict in human elations. Ultimately, the Litany helps us to cut through the complex geopolitical, religious and relational quagmires that exist and get to he heart of the issue. Simply, we are all in need of reconciliation.

In Father, Forgive I also attempt to tackle perhaps the greatest reconciliation needed in Christianity – namely, the way in which we have dealt with the Jewish people for over 2,000 years. But my purpose is not just to look at conflict at an international level. We must also examine our hearts as individuals. What are our own needs for personal reconciliation – not only with God but with one another?

As we come to look at reconciliation, we see that it is all to do with forgiveness. Forgiveness is the most important thing in life, since it is the only thing that can prevent the pain of the past from determining our future. So, whilst we look at each aspect of the Litany, remember that, in the end, forgiveness is the key to unlocking the most complex of situations.


Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Monarch Books; 1st New edition edition (May 15, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0857212923
ISBN-13: 978-0857212924


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3 reviews for Father Forgive

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Andrew White reflects the glory of God more than any other Christian writer I know. He is a man wholly given over to Jesus, and because of that God is able to work through him in an extraordinary way.

    His book shows the power of God’s presence in Iraq and the middle east. He is an academic who loves being with people. He lays out the causes of the conflict and shows the way to resolution – through forgiveness.

    But more than that his writing reveals the glory of God – the sheer goodness of God and how He can be trusted. He and his church live in the most appalling conditions; experiencing murder, kidnapping, rape, and deprivation on a scale those of us living in the West cannot imagine. People here get annoyed when their wheelie bins are stolen, yet over there whole houses and districts and families are destroyed, without a second though.

    The keynote of Christians belonging to St. George’s church is ‘Joy’, because they are held by the Holy Spirit – they know the presence of Jesus. Even writing of the horrors, and revealing the source of deep injustice, including the attitude of influential leaders of the Anglican church down the centuries (and now even) to Israel, it is the joy of the Lord that spills out of the pages of this book.

    Father, Forgive is a seminal work, and the truthfulness of it will annoy many. But for those who love Jesus Christ and who love to glorify God, it is an utter delight. I keep buying copies to give to others.

  2. 4 out of 5

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    Andrew White is very powerful on peacemaking but, although he tries to be fair between the sides he somehow favours the Israelis.

  3. 5 out of 5

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    Andrew White is an incredibly blessed and gifted man and he uses the gifts he has received to work for good in an explosive area. This book is full of his passion for the work he does and for our God whom he serves. I can only read small bits at a time as my life is probably the exact opposite in lots of ways but not all. I would recommend this book for anyone who needs to be uplifted.

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