[Audiobook] “Forgiveness” by Adam Hamilton

This audiobook edition is narrated by Sean Runnette.

Forgiveness, as Hamilton puts it, is essential to our lives. It is due to our human nature to cause harm. Success, freedom, and joy come from “I am sorry” and “I forgive you.” These six words determine if we will have bitterness and pain, or otherwise. Not intended as an exhaustive study on the doctrine of forgiveness, this text instead examines the four common relationships in which forgiveness is crucial: G-d, significant other, parents/siblings, and others.

While each circumstance is unique, Hamilton summarizes the most common relationship struggles that people encounter every day, and this book is the basic summary of how to heal from each relationship hurt through forgiving and seeking forgiveness.

Runnette’s narration is solid for this text, reading at a medium pace and with a slight intonation. He manages to provide an empathetic reading that permits listeners to identify with the text and learn from the material. Whereas prior works have felt slightly mechanical, Runnette’s effort in this text is clearly heard, reducing the amount of “computer” feel to his voice talent narration. Audiobook enthusiasts will find this performance to be a fair pairing to the written material.Disclosure: I have received a reviewer copy and/or payment in exchange for an honest review of the product mentioned in this post.