Joining Wisdom and Love
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 (PCA) since 1991 and is coauthor of How People Change and Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, as well as the Change and Your Relationships and How People Change curricula. He has written several minibooks including PTSD, Forgiving Others, Sex Before Marriage, Family Feuds, Conflict, and Freedom from Guilt.
He has experience in both campus and pastoral ministry (serving as a pastor in Clemson, South Carolina 1991–2001). Since 2001, he served as a counselor and faculty at CCEF (2007–2013 as Executive Director) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Tim is adjunct professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Westminster Seminary California, and Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas. He speaks both nationally and internationally, consults and writes about the importance of pastoral care. His primary desire and commitment is to help pastors and leaders create or improve their ability to care for the people who attend their churches.
Other Booklets in the Series
-Angry Children: Understanding and Helping Your Child Regain Control by Michael R. Emlet
-Can We Talk? The Art of Relationship Building by Rob Green
-Dealing with Rejection by Jack Miller
-Divorce Recovery: Growing and Healing God’s Way by Winston Smith
-Family Feuds: How to Respond by Timothy S. Lane
-Freedom from Resentment: Stopping Hurts from Turning Bitter by Robert D. Jones
-Making Friends: Beyond Loneliness to Rich Relationships by Dee Brestin
-Peer Pressure: Recognizing the Warning Signs and Giving New Direction by Paul David Tripp
-Restoring Your Broken Marriage: Healing after Adultery by Robert D. Jones
-Sexual Assault: Healing Steps for Victims by David Powlison
-When Bad Things Happen: Thoughtful Answers to Hard Questions by William P. Smith