Edith Gutierrez, M.A., L.P.C., shares a powerful story of how the sacrament of Reconciliation can heal
Hedwig Lee teaches us the progression of the pain of rejection as we go through life.
Hedi feeling unloved while growing up hears God telling her to forgive her mom.
Papa Jonnas tells an amazing story of a newborn baby rescued from a 40 foot latrine discarded by her mother.
Abducted by Joseph Kony and the L.R.A. Children find physical and emotional healing through forgiveness.


Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace    Miroslav Volf (Zondervan)

When it comes to contemplating forgiveness, Volf's works stand head and shoulders above the crowd. Here he puts forgiveness into the larger context of the generosity of God and the generosity that God, in turn, desires of us.

Forgiving As We've Been Forgiven: Community Practices for Making Peace   L. Gregory Jones and CĂ©lestin Musekura (InterVarsity Press)

Musekura's first-hand experiences in post-genocide Rwanda and Jones's theologically rich insights create a thought-provoking and practical guide. Notable themes include community, truth-telling, and the burden of memory.

God and the Victim: Theological Reflections on Evil, Victimization, Justice, and Forgiveness   Edited by Lisa Barnes Lampman (Eerdmans)

This is a collection of essays from theologians, experts, and practitioners. Unlike so many examples of mere exhortation to forgive, this book breathes with compassion for victims.

Helping People Forgive David W. Augsburger   (Westminster John Knox Press)

This book should be in the hands of all clergy and counselors who grapple with how to encourage others to forgive. The discussion on moving toward mature reconciliation is more than worth the price.

Five Steps to Forgiveness: The Art and Science of Forgiveness   Everett Worthington (Crown)

Worthington, one of the world's experts on forgiveness, gives a straightforward self-help guide. His depth of clinical research is matched only by his personal experience of wrestling with forgiving those who murdered his elderly mother.


*The Scandal of Forgiveness

Want to shock your neighbors? Try forgiving them.(December 28, 2007

*Freedom Through Forgiveness

*The Forgiveness Factor

Social scientists like Robert Enright are discovering the healing power of a Christian virtue. (January 10, 2000)