In a world where the ugliness of rage and retaliation are driving the story line, Unconditional? offers the beauty, reconciliation, and total restoration of forgiveness the way Jesus taught us to live it. More than just another biblical exposition, this book begins with the horror of the Holocaust as it explores what forgiveness means?and how far it should go?in the real world of murder, rape, child abuse, genocide, and other atrocities. With unusual honesty, compassion, and depth, Zahnd incorporates some of the most compelling and difficult thoughts on the subject from history’s writers, philosophers, and theologians; always returning to the example Jesus gave us with his life and his death. Can we show mercy to those whom we feel least inclined to? Addressing this question in light of the Holocaust, murder, child abuse, and other atrocities, Zahnd confronts believers with the reality of how deep we must reach to obey Christ—and contends that if faith is not about forgiveness, it’s about nothing at all. 256 pages, soft cover from Charisma.