When You’ve Been Wronged
Moving from Bitterness to Forgiveness
Bitterness is a self-inflicted wound. By choosing not to forgive, we voluntarily sentence ourselves to diminished, pain-filled lives. Why would anyone do such a thing? Because forgiveness seems to us a weak response to offense; we feel it’s unjust.
To experience a broken promise, betrayed confidence, personal rejection, false accusation, injury, or abuse, is to be wounded. Such wounds cry out for justice. But what if justice is not possible? Or if it doesn’t undo the damage done? What then?
In his concise, readable style, noted pastor and author Erwin Lutzer carefully illustrates how it is possible to right the wrongs of your life. Whether you’ve been wronged or have wronged others, Lutzer makes it possible to experience the freedom of forgiveness, and the restoration of a clear conscience. When You’ve Been Wronged is a book that can truly liberate the one suffering from bondage to hatred and a lifetime of bitterness, reflecting back on those who have hurt you.
About the Author
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years. He earned a B.Th. from Winnipeg Bible College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law.
A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on three radio programs that are heard on more than 1,000 outlets in the United States and around the world:
Running to Win—a daily Bible-teaching broadcast;
Moody Church Hour—The Moody Church’s Sunday morning worship service;
Songs in the Night—an evening program that’s been airing since 1943.
Dr. Lutzer is also an award-winning author of numerous books including: He Will Be the Preacher, The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent, One Minute After Your Die, When a Nation Forgets God, and Hitler’s Cross.