How do you respond to the word forgiveness? - Why should I forgive? - I kw I should. - I'll never forgive them! - Maybe later. This concise and easy to read book explains how forgiving benefits you, provides rationale for choosing to forgive and offers a four-step process to forgive. Discover that it is t a wimpy response, but a powerful tool that releases you from past hurts. Many people are held back by misconceptions and fear. Learn the truth-it will set you free! For the heart to be set free and to come out from under the weight of the pain and anger that often accompany us in our trek through life, forgiveness is vital and I can think of place better to start than this practical and truthful book on a topic seldom discussed and even less often put into practice. -Dr. Chris Miller, D. Min and M. Div, Grace Counseling Services, Littleton, CO One of the more difficult issues to work through with people...is the issue of forgiveness. Routt hits the nail on the head in an uncomplicated way. I highly recommend the book to those who need a fresh understanding of forgiveness as well as those who are helping others work through the roadblocks to complete and total forgiveness. -Graydon Jessup, Senior Pastor, Boulder Valley Christian Church and President of Heart and Soul90 About the Author: The difference between those that forgive and those who don't is profound. Sharon Routt went through an unwanted divorce and learned firsthand the truth about forgiving. Kwing that God wouldn't require something of her that wasn't good, she discovered the healing power of forgiveness. Her years of working in human services (American Red Cross Service to Military Families, Traveler's Aid, Alzheimer's Association, a teen shelter and churches) and observing people with emotional pain helped her realize that many people accept unforgiveness as rmal, never considering the benefits of forgiving. It is w her passion to share this information with others so they too can live emotionally healthy lives. She and her husband co-teach a Choices Divorce Recovery Workshop and witness changed lives when forgiveness is given.