Are you looking for a book about how to forgive, rich with practical tips and personal, down-to-earth illustrations? I recommend Suzie Eller’s powerful new release, The Unburdened Heart, my favorite about forgiving the unforgivable.
The Unburdened Heart explains how to let go of shame and anger and respond instead with godly maturity. Suzie weaves in definitions of Greek words like those that mean “holding on,” “releasing,” and “loving.” Her illustrations stir our hearts to understand the roles of anger, control, and resentment, and how they can be replaced by peace, confidence, and forgiveness. I love it when Suzie speaks to unresolved emotion. She’s very down-to-earth and easy to understand.
Powerfully-woven topics include those about finding a safe place to heal and what happens when there’s no happily ever after. The Q & A section at the end of the book includes, “How do I let go of the need to guard myself against all other hurts if the change only occurs in me?” and “The ultimate risk for me is the truth I’ll need to face about myself and the hurt I’ve caused others. How do I face that and still have hope?”
Here’s what reviewers on amazon.com are saying:
“This is 200 pages of sage, straightforward wisdom wrapped in girlfriend gentleness and grace . . . Suzie engages some of the hardest topics surrounding resentment and forgiveness . . . Those of us living in a place of tender, fresh pain will feel loved and respected in it.” (Laurie W.)
“This book was an eye-opener for me . . . Eller is honest, real and willing to uncover the truth, even if it hurts a bit.” (Carey S.)
“With real life stories woven throughout and biblical insight, this book gives us the tools to make forgiveness doable and freedom attainable.” (Stephanie S.)
Friends, what resources on forgiveness can you recommend?
Find Suzie Eller at:
Proverbs 31 Ministries: http://www.proverbs31.org/