Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The Supernatural Power of Forgiveness by Kris and Jason Vallotton
The Supernatural Power of Forgiveness: Discover How to Escape Your Prison of Pain and Unlock a Life of Freedom
by Kris and Jason Vallotton
About the Book:
God’s plan has never been to help believers avoid pain. In fact, He uses difficult seasons and relationships to propel His children toward their destiny. The healing process from emotional and spiritual wounds is a journey that prepares Christians to live powerful lives, fully trusting the God who has freed them from the past.
Jason Vallotton thought his world was burning down around him when he found out that his wife, Heather, was having an affair and planned to leave him and their children. Using his own story as a poignant, evocative illustration of God’s grace and healing, Jason invites readers to reframe their understanding of redemption. With his dad, Kris Vallotton, Jason shows believers how they can steward the hardest times and deepest pain in their lives and allow God to use them to lay a foundation for complete restoration and empowerment for the future. While it may be hard to see emotional wounds as gifts when they still hurt so deeply, those who read The Supernatural Power of Forgiveness will discover that God can not only heal their wounds, but He can also use the process of healing to equip them for whole, fulfilled and powerful lives.
About the Authors:
KRIS VALLOTTON is the cofounder and senior overseer of the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, which has grown to more than 1200 full-time students in 13 years. He is also the founder and president of Moral Revolution, an organization dedicated to cultural transformation, and is the senior associate leader of Bethel Church in Redding, California. Kris has written several books, including Heavy Rain and the bestseller Supernatural Ways of Royalty. He and his wife, Kathy, have four children (three in full-time ministry) and eight grandchildren.
JASON VALLOTTON was born and raised in Weaverville, CA, a small town known for its mountainous views and mellow pace of life. He got a quick start in life after getting married at the age of 18 to his high school sweetheart and fathering their three children by the age of 24 (Elijah, Rilie and Evan). Jason’s life has been riddled with challenges, from raising a young family and fighting fires through the hills of Northern California, to overcoming the heartbreak of his marriage dissolving in 2008. He has become a testimony to the redemptive power of perseverance and unconditional love. Jason’s love for people and his drive to see them completely whole, has led him to Redding CA, where he helps to oversee a School of Ministry and a men’s sexual purity group. Having gone through the hardships of life and come out on the other side, Jason has a heart to see people restored to complete wholeness and freedom, the way God intended them.
This is one of the two best books I've read this year. This is an amazing story of heartbreak and loss overcome by the supernatural power of forgiveness. The details of walking this out brought me to tears. If you have come to view forgiveness as the ability to not hate someone or being able to tolerate someone from a distance, be prepared to step into a new paradigm. The book is about so much more than forgiveness though, because there are so many peripheral issues involved. A particular quote about mourning and comfort is going up where I can see it every day. I plan to read this book multiple times to wrap my brain around it all. Highly, highly recommended.