"I forgive you." The phrase is only three words long, but they can be three of the most difficult words to say. Sometimes forgiveness is easy; sometimes it is elusive. Yet, it is something for which everyone should strive. But how? And what exactly does it mean to forgive? In Glass Houses: The Practice of Biblical Forgiveness, author Carl H. Lenz explains the difference between forgiveness as commonly practiced in the world and forgiveness as demonstrated and taught in the Bible. Using the image of a wheel, Lenz uses the spokes to represent the topics necessary to understanding biblical forgiveness and the acts of forgiving and being forgiven. You'll discover that God has given His children a road map to forgiveness. Despite one's best efforts, forgiveness is not always achievable. In Glass Houses, Lenz reminds us that is not always a bad thing. After all, "Our obligation is first and foremost to bring glory to God by our obedience. Sometimes, that is achieved by our silence and measured by our tears."