The Way Of Letting Go: One Woman's Walk Toward Forgiveness by Wilma DerksenThe Way Of Letting Go: One Woman's Walk Toward Forgiveness by Wilma Derksen

The Way Of Letting Go: One Woman's Walk Toward Forgiveness

byWilma Derksen

Perfect | February 21, 2017

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Maybe it was the sting of remarks from a relative or friend. Maybe a miscarriage ended your hopes for a family. For all of your heartbreaks, maybe you wished there was someone to help you through. For Wilma Derksen, letting go of the 15 misconceptions about grief led her back to hope. In this book she tells how you can do the same.

Wilma’s world collapsed when her teenage daughter, Candace, was taken hostage and murdered. Wilma now shares her choices to “let go” of heartbreak, which gave her the courage to navigate through the dark waters of sorrow. Like Wilma, maybe your heartbreak forced you to retreat from happy expectations, of believing that life is fair, of finding closure for every circumstance. She encourages patiently: let go of the happy ending, let go of perfect justice, let go of fear, and let go of closure. Wilma's wisdom will help you overcome your broken heart, and her advice will enable you to break free of pain to live a life of true joy.

Wilma Derksen is an international speaker and consultant on victimization and criminal justice. She has told her story and facilitated support groups of survivors of homicide, organized dialogues between victims and inmates in prison, conducted trainings, given lectures, participated in panel discussions, presented her insights to the ...
Title:The Way Of Letting Go: One Woman's Walk Toward ForgivenessFormat:PerfectDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 0.7 inPublished:February 21, 2017Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0310346576

ISBN - 13:9780310346579


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not what I expected.. Ended up being very thought provoking When I originally bought this book I did not completely understand what it was going to be about. As I continued reading, it ended up being an very interesting read and taught me a lot about the process of forgiveness. Was written very beautifully and I enjoyed every page.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good book! The Way of Letting Go by Wilma Derksen is a book about processing grief. This book is filled with the author's personal experiences as well as the stories of others who have faced unimaginable losses. The most interesting part of this book for me was about the idea of letting go of getting closure. In a situation involving grief, many people cannot heal until they have "closure."Derksen explains that closure is not always going to happen, but life will. Holding back until closure happens could cause you to miss out on many other wonderful things in your life. This book covers everything from getting dropped by a friend to the unexpected and violent loss of a loved one. There is a lot of information in the book, so I would suggest reading it slowly so that you can absorb it all.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent book! A good read... I found myself wanting to write out a lot of key points or phrases that stuck a chord with me to keep them in mind. Was definitely helpful and insightful.
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Everyone must read this once! Fantastic book - definitely would recoomend to a friend. I really enjoyed it and plan on reading it a second time #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good book Good book would also like the husbands perspective
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Story I love it. It's very interesting and thought-provoking. I'm going to be very nitpicky here: the assumption that rape takes a woman's virginity, though mentioned only in passing, is still frustrating because it feels like it discounts experiences outside of this, like rape within marriage, rape suffered by men and just rape in general in every instance in which the woman/man is not a virgin. Maybe that was not at all the intended implication, but it felt like it was. I'd love to read another book by the husband as well, just out of curiosity to contrast the different perspectives on such a huge trauma.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from great get read, really enjoyed it
Date published: 2017-02-22

Editorial Reviews

The answer is love and compassion for all of humanity. When the Nazarene said that we should forgive seventy times seven, he was telling us that forgiveness should be a habit, a way of life. Forgiveness is not for the person who has wronged us; it is for us---it sets us free. Wilma's story is proof of this.