Escaping the Pain of Offense: Empowered to Forgive from the Heart

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Ed and his wife Stephanie, married since 1980, are parents of four adult children. They are Innkeepers at Blue Rock Bed and Breakfast near Lancaster, PA hosting many who come for vacation, respite, and ministry. See more at For ministry info see . Dr. Hersh earned a Doctor of Religious Studies in Conflict Management at Trinity Theological Seminary and earned an MA in Human Service Counseling from Regent University. Pastor Ed has completed advanced level training in techniques for healing of the inner person. As an ordained minister he provides chaplain services and pastoral counseling to individuals and families. His writing, teaching, and training ministry have taken him around the world. He maintains membership in AACC, CAPS, HarvestNet Inc., and other professional and ministry organizations. Lancaster County, PA has many attractions to make a wonderful family vacation. We would welcome your stay at the Blue Rock BnB. We also host small retreats and in addition to the hospitality and prayer counseling we offer training to help leaders and lay counseling teams sharpen their skills in prayer counseling and healing ministry. The book includes a study guide to assist group study of the topic of dealing with offense and forgiveness. Contact Dr. Hersh for help in facilitating healing and spiritual growth in your church or ministry.

Escaping the Pain of Offense: Empowered to Forgive from the Heart

Escaping the Pain of Offense: Empowered to Forgive from the Heart

Authored by Edward Hersh
Edition: 2

Disappointed? Dissatisfied with life? Conflicts in relationship?
Learn how to stay free!

Escaping the Pain of Offense reveals how forgiveness and reconciliation are linked to a person’s spiritual, physical, mental and emotional health. This insightful book combines Bible knowledge with the findings of experts in the counseling field and provides solutions that can change lives. It leads us through a process of removing blocks and becoming free of entrapment to a cycle of offense. Conflicts are resolved by positively impacting core beliefs about God, self and others. Dr. Hersh shows us how to surrender to a loving, personal God as our ultimate authority and judge.

Through Escaping the Pain of Offense, you will be equipped to:
- Discern truth from fallacy about forgiveness
- Receive God’s love as central to change
- Find rest and peace in the inner being
- Resolve conflict to enable harmonious relationships
- Discover and break active cycles of offense

Includes a ten session study guide.

"This book helps the reader engage the power of Christ’s death and resurrection to release the provision for healthy and joyful living.”John Sandford, Founder, Elijah House

Dr. Edward Hersh earned a doctorate degree in Religious Studies an MA in Human Service Counseling. He directs a prayer counseling ministry near Lancaster, PA where he and his wife of 30 years operate Blue Rock Bed and Breakfast.

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Book Reviews / Endorsements:

"The author of Escaping the Pain of Offense is a former student of mine with an insightful and heart-felt approach to this important topic. Seldom does a book on forgiveness weave theology, science, and pastoral aspects of forgiveness into a form that is practically helpful. Dr. Hersh does this beautifully. His emphasis on uncovering core beliefs that hold hearts captive to the pain of unforgiveness can lead you to deeper levels of intimacy with the Lord. His book is well-worth your time and effort."
-- Fernando Garzon, Psy.D., Associate Professor, Liberty University

"Finding freedom from emotional pain buried by long forgotten hurts sometimes involves examining the source to allow God to show you where the "stuck point" occurred. Escaping the Pain of Offense provides sharp insight to cut to the heart of the matter. It sensitively leads you to Jesus as the true Healer of all life's hurts."
-- Frank Meadows LCSW, Clinical Director, Christian Psychotherapy Services and Founder of the Meadows Healing Prayer Center in Chesepeake, VA

"Dr. Hersh captures the essence of forgiveness in a way that takes the reader of Escaping the Pain of Offense to the heart of the matter. His thorough study of the topic gives the reader wise counsel and practical steps to follow towards wholeness."
-- E. Daniel Martin, MD, Psychiatrist

"As a recent student of mine, Ed Hersh demonstrated knowledge and commitment to the topic that makes this book well worth your effort to explore. Escaping the Pain of Offense outlines key aspects of forgiveness with biblical truth and action steps to greatly enhance your walk with God."
-- Dr. Howard Dial, Pastor, Berachah Bible Church, Jonesboro, GA

"There is little doubt that the topic of this excellent resource compiled by Edward Hersh will be relevant and helpful for all who have personally experienced struggles with forgiveness and reconciliation or are aware of others with a need to face those issues.
I have known Ed to be passionately and compassionately focused in addressing these topics. He has combined a wealth of life experience with intense research to produce Escaping the Pain of Offense.
As both a long-time friend of Ed's and one who has worked beside him in a variety of cultures, I know that this book will be a valuable tool and a useful addition to any library."
--Dr. Evelyn Biles, President of Global Mosaic Int'l

Publication Date:
0989305708 / 9780989305709
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Religion / Christian Life / General

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