You know that we are all called to forgive-but how? What does "letting it go" actually look like? What if the offender isn't even sorry? Find out how you can literally forgive-and be set free! Based on June Hunt's bestselling Hope For The Heart series (over 1 million sold), this 6-session Bible study digs deep into God's Word showing you how to foster a heart of forgiveness and how to release rocks of resentment that weigh you down. Digs into Scripture. Find out what the Bible says about our desire for justice and the difference between forgiveness and reconciliation. Interactive and Practical. Includes discussion questions, journaling, and practical steps you can take each day. Relevant and Relatable. Real stories and biblical answers to key questions, such as, Is forgiveness letting someone "off the hook"? and How do I know whether I've truly forgiven someone? Perfect for personal or small group use.
About the Author
June Hunt is founder of Hope For The Heart, a ministry that changes lives with resources translated into 30+ languages on 6 continents. She hosts two national radio programs, including Hope In The Night, featuring live call-in counseling. Her 100-topic Biblical Counseling Library provides biblical hope and practical help for today's problems.
Table of Contents
About This Bible Study 4
A Note to Group Leaders 7
Four Points of God's Plan 12
Session 1 Definitions of Forgiveness 13
Session 2 Characteristics of Forgiveness 33
Session 3 Causes of Unforgiveness 49
Session 4 Biblical Steps to Solution, Part 1 65
Session 5 Biblical Steps to Solution, Part 2 81
Session 6 Biblical Steps to Solution, Part 3 97
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Forgiveness is not for the faint of heart. June Hunt, the author of this Bible Study, candidly declares, “There is no shame in the struggle to forgive. The struggle is real.” Having said that, she also points out that while forgiveness is not easy, nor does it come naturally, forgiveness is a decision, not an emotion. More importantly for believers, forgiveness is not an option. It’s a commandment. This 6 – Session Bible study meets all the expectations that one would desire from a high-quality curriculum. I was impressed and encouraged with the sections that covered the expectations of the Bible Study, and the notes to the student(s) and the leader(s) that set the tone for a successful, interesting, and motivating Bible study on the topic of forgiveness. I was especially excited to see a clear, concise, and decidedly un-apologetic presentation of the plan of salvation in the opening pages. Too often this presentation is placed at the end of the Bible study, and its position there provides the opportunity to treat it as a kind of afterthought. With great open-ended questions that really get the ball rolling, Scripture passages that are central to the topic (not just “proof-texting,”), discussion questions at the end of each session and suggestions for concrete application, I just really feel like June Hunt hit the ball out of the park with this Bible study. Another exciting feature that one can anticipate are “Fill-In-The-Blank” sample prayers related to the topic of forgiveness. I’ve printed one off and have it hanging on my study wall, even as I’m writing this review. June Hunt uses the testimony of Corrie Ten Boom as a backdrop for her study sessions, and I’m not going to steal all of her thunder, but I can’t help sharing the final conclusion that Corrie Ten Boom arrived at when faced with the challenge of forgiveness: “When Christ tells us to love our enemies, He gives along with the command, the love itself.” Corrie Ten Boom What better invitation to explore this difficult topic of forgiveness?