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The Ignatian Guide to Forgiveness


M Berzins McCoy

The Ignatian Guide to Forgiveness

‘this application of Ignatian spirituality is a timely reminder of the need for reconciliation in relations at many levels of life today…’  The Furrow

‘To anyone who listens to others, this handbook is invaluable. More importantly, we can begin to understand our own pain so that we may reach a place of peace between God and ourselves.’  Transforming Ministries

…as [the author] tells us, despite all that happens, we can still arrive at a place of forgiveness.’   The Irish Catholic

‘…recommended as a resource for personal or communal use…provides substantial material for an examination of conscience’   Intercom

True forgiveness can be complicated because the pain of betrayal, loss, deception, and personal attack clings tightly to our emotions, memories, even our bodies.

In The Ignatian Guide to Forgiveness, Marina McCoy delves into the principles of Ignatian spirituality and uses gentle honesty to lay out 10 steps toward forgiveness, including: Sort out true desires; Honour anger while deepening compassion; Make friends with time; Create a new story. . . and more.

Each chapter offers stories, real-life steps to take, and a powerful prayer for healing. Forgiveness is hard, but it’s also possible—with our “habits of mercy” and God’s abundant grace.

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The Ignatian Guide to Forgiveness

210mm x 140mm