When Angry Hearts Forgive is about forgiveness from the heart, a quintessential ingredient as the launch pad for revival and reformation. Forgiveness is the essence of the Kingdom of God. It is the air we breathe.
Our relationship with God stands or falls on our acceptance of His glorious gift of forgiveness in Jesus Christ. And it also stands upon our willingness to then extend this grace of forgiveness to others. This is poorly appreciated, even in Christian circles.
Like so many of us, the author was confined to the pews until a longing to serve God began to rise in his heart. After much prayer, God sent him on an amazing mission: to bring a week of forgiveness to nations, not confined to churches, but at a national level across communities.
In 2004 the inaugural National Forgiveness Week (NFW)(as mentioned in the Transformations series – Let the Seas Resound) was held in Fiji. The Prime Minister endorsed the idea and it became an annual government-sponsored event. When Angry Hearts Forgive developed from a series of essays written for that event.
In 2010 Vanuatu held their first Vanuatu Forgiveness Week, also government sponsored. And now Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land have held Forgiveness Week on Australian soil. Under the auspices of i4Give Week, NFW is planned to become an annual Australia-wide event.
Arguably forgiveness is the most powerful, yet the most neglected force on earth. Forgiveness is the starting point for reconciliation and unity; and is foundational for the glory of God to manifest upon the earth.
When Angry Hearts Forgive will inspire tears and humility, as is fitting for all Christians.