Unique among books on forgiveness, Beyond Shame And Pain combines a Christian approach with a solid foundation in clinical and social psychology. Based on 26 years of teaching and clinical practice, Berecz condenses insights into reader-friendly prose, using case examples to illustrate his primary points. Berecz says that forgiveness is something most people want more of, but few know how to genuinely achieve. This book offers fresh ideas on how to appropriate more of this psychologically powerful commodity to a discouraged world. Though written for a general audience, Beyond Shame And Pain is especially useful for pastors, pastoral counselors, social workers, physicians, nurses, and anyone in a helping profession who approaches their work from a Christian perspective.