Hargrave's contributions to the area of forgiveness are well known. Back in 1994, his book Families and Forgiveness was published to enthusiastic reviews and his workshops have become increasingly popular. In the years since he started exploring the topic, the place of forgiveness in the field has changed dramatically, with more and more professionals looking for ways to integrate a meaningful definition and effective applications into their therapy. Now Forgiving the Devil introduces practical ways to do both.
The title of this book is meant to reflect the essential idea that 'forgiveness' can be an active - and powerful - healing agent, even in the wake of the most heinous experience. Whether or not a relationship can be reclaimed, there are pieces that can be salvaged from it and used ... to protect, to prevent, to forewarn, to move on. And in cases where restoration is possible, Hargrave outlines the steps that may be taken to facilitate a shift from victim to victor in the relationship. The author's own moving story, which he shares here, coupled with case material and a thoughtful theoretical foundation, make this a uniquely accessible and penetrating resource for therapists and their clients. -- from the publisher
About the Author
Terry D. Hargrave, Ph.D., is a contributing writer for Modern Maturity magazine, and was recently the subject of an article in the launch issue of My Generation. He is associate professor of counseling at West Texas A & M University in Canyon. Hargrave is the author of numerous books, is a popular workshop presenter, and is well known for his work in the areas of forgiveness, aging, and couples relationships.