Forgiveness: Received from God, Extended to Others
Forgiveness is always personal. It’s incredibly difficult to do. But it’s never optional.
When someone has offended us, the temptation to not forgive is great. But the roots of unforgiveness and bitterness can grow deep in the human soul. Left alone, unforgiveness produces bitter fruit that shows itself in angry thoughts, words, and deeds. Eventually, it will destroy us from the inside out.
Through this study, you will learn of the rich, life-altering teachings God’s Word offers about forgiveness. Your heart will soften as you learn of Jesus’ forgiveness for you. And, most important, you’ll be encouraged to extend that same forgiveness to others.
When you order the study, you’ll get three free dowloadables!
- 31-Day Devotional
- 31-Day Bible Reading Plan
- Mini Prayer Cards
(Freebies will automatically be added to your cart when you purchase Forgiveness.)
Praise for Forgiveness
“With fresh insights into familiar Bible passages and opening her heart and life to readers, author Donna Pyle has tackled the topic of forgiveness. Readers will want to grab a journal to document the lessons and Bible verses the author encourages readers to write down, helping to imprint God’s truths. Thank you, Donna, for delving into an area where many people struggle. Thank you even more, for leading readers to God’s Word for the answers.”
—Janice Wendorf, Past LWML President
“In Forgiveness, Donna tackles the universal struggles that underly extending and receiving grace in our fallen world. She identifies and corrects common misbeliefs about forgiveness, defines biblical restitution, and discusses key biblical examples of forgiveness. Donna addresses revenge, bitterness, and all the ways we can respond to our wounds in the flesh. Yet, uses Scripture and beautiful language to remind us of the power of Jesus at work in us, making forgiveness in every relationship possible. Forgiveness is the perfect comprehensive approach for studying a topic that effects us all.”
—Angie Goeke, author of A Girl and Her Warhorse, musician, and speaker
“With her trademark warm, candid style, Bible teacher and author Donna Pyle invites you into the life-transforming journey of true forgiveness. Turn these pages, immerse yourself in God’s comforting, refining Word, and walk with Donna away from the burden of bitterness and into the liberating lightness of forgiveness.”
—Michelle DeRusha, author of Katharina and Martin Luther: The Radical Marriage of a Runaway Nun and a Renegade Monk
“Donna Pyle's latest book on forgiveness is a welcome new resource for individuals or groups to discover more on both the process and intricacies of something that is meant to shape so much of our daily walk of faith- forgiving one another in love and truth. Donna covers the depth and the breadth of damage that unforgiveness can reap in our hearts and lives, but shines light on the freedom we are given in Jesus Christ. She recognizes the losses involved in forgiveness and she doesn't shy away from calling out the lies and cultural myths that stand as barriers to forgiveness and freedom. She covers a wide range of experiences and offenses when forgiveness can enter in and offer much needed restoration, including adultery, abuse, family turmoil, habitual sins, to name only a few. The book is in a helpful format utilizing beautiful language, questions that root around Scripture and our personal experiences, and optional small group sections. Forgiveness offers an authentic look at the pain of life's journey, but reminds us on every page that we have a Savior who came to heal and renew.”
—Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, writer, blogger, and speaker at I Love My Shepherd Ministries
“What an incredible tool this Bible study on forgiveness is as we, or those we care about, can’t let go of a grudge, find it hard to forgive, or are looking for forgiveness. In this study Donna helps us better understand the forgiveness God lavishly offers to all through Jesus' sacrifice on the cross, and how He desires for us to live forgiven and forgiving lives. What a joy it is to know and to be reminded that as we have been forgiven, we are equipped to share that forgiveness with others. Thanks Donna for these Biblically based teachings about forgiveness.”
—John Heckmann (Pastor St. Paul Lutheran Church, The Grove, Texas) and Debra Heckmann (Director of Women’s Ministry at St. Paul)
“I wasn’t aware of the unforgiveness packed deep in my heart. The tension of its unlocking was, at times, a bit uncomfortable. As I read the book Forgiveness I was better equipped to break through the walls that were built in my heart. Donna’s insight and ability to focus on the Word of God made this process quite freeing and I was once again reminded that ‘forgiveness means sharing the unmitigated grace we have already received.’ Thank you, Donna, for unpacking God’s truth, reminding me that I am loved and helping me to walk in the daily journey to forgive.”
—Mia Koehne, Singer/Songwriter, Host of Aspire Women’s Event Tour
About the Author
Donna Pyle is a popular speaker and author. She has written several Bible studies and books, including The God of All Comfort, Quenched: Christ’s Living Water for a Thirsty Soul, and Without This Ring: Surviving Divorce. For more information about her work, go to ArtesianMinistries.org and cph.org/DonnaPyle.