Forgiving someone who has hurt you is one of the most difficult tasks anyone ever faces. In fact, it is so hard that most people avoid it at all costs. But when we don't forgive, we pay the price of bitterness that affects all of our relationships. Is it possible to forgive a great wrong and treat others with compassion despite the way they have treated us?
Timothy S. Lane, drawing on his personal, pastoral, and counseling experience, explains that only when you understand God's love and forgiveness for you, will you be able to forgive those who have deeply hurt you. He applies that truth by explaining what forgiveness looks like in different situations and how to wisely practice forgiveness in the midst of difficult circumstances.
About the author:
Timothy S. Lane, M.Div., D.Min. has been a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America since 1991 (PCA) and is the coauthor of the books How People Change and Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, coauthor of the curricula Change and Your Relationships and How People Change, and author of many minibooks. Tim has 30 years of experience in pastoral ministry, counseling, teaching and executive leadership. Tim is also adjunct professor of practical theology at several seminaries including Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He speaks nationally and internationally, consults with churches and writes about the importance of pastoral care.