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In this succinct booklet, Rodney Hogue explains the essential need for forgiveness in all relationships but especially those within the family of God. Lack of forgiveness is often an obstacle to healing and therefore this message must be shared as an essential Kingdom principle.

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Forgiveness | Rodney Hogue

Have you ever found it difficult to forgive? Do you know you should forgive but you just can’t? Have you ever wondered to yourself, ‘Why is it important to forgive?’ or ‘What is unforgiveness doing to me?’ or ‘Is it really possible for me to forgive and get past this offense?’ Have you ever convinced yourself that you are somehow punishing your offender by retaining the offense? Do you think that somehow forgiving someone is just letting them off the hook?

You may not realize it but forgiveness is more important for what it does for you than what it does for your offender. Do you realize that your offender still has power over parts of your life until you forgive? The act of forgiveness can be and should be a simple act of the will. Once you know you should forgive, it could be just an immediate decision of the will. However for many it just isn’t that simple. Some people need to wrestle through this process in order to solidify it in their lives. It isn’t uncommon to find people who, after making a choice of their will to forgive, still find themselves wondering if they really did forgive since feelings of unforgiveness still linger. Others haven’t done the necessary follow-up work to rebuild their heart so that bitterness has no place to return.

Based on a Christian frame work

Rodney leads the readers to the place of being willing to take the risk of releasing their offenders and learn to live in freedom. In the book, the reader will see the necessity of forgiveness to release every offender in their life. To accomplish that objective the reader will first understand what forgiveness really means. There are too many misconceptions of what forgiveness really is and it requires clarification. When one really understands what they are doing when they forgive another, they might not be reluctant to forgive, or even struggle with the idea of it.

Rodney then examines how one opens the door to bitterness and gives it a home in their heart. This subject is covered because it helps unravel the areas where we have entangled ourselves that have kept this door open. The book In conclusion, seeks to help create a heart where bitterness has a difficult time penetrating into it. Wouldn’t it be great to walk through life with a Teflon© nonstick spiritual armor, where offenses slide off rather than stick as they are thrown at you daily? Building a heart that quickly resolves offenses is actually the most important aspect of this book. It is imperative that our hearts be ruled by a stronghold of compassion so we will react and see everyone – even our offenders – through the eyes of Jesus.

Additional information

Weight 0.4 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.25 in



Page Count

81 pages



Community of Grace

Publication Date

June 2008

6 reviews for Forgiveness

  1. Rebecca Patton

    This is the best book on forgiveness that I have ever read. Got copies for all the kids and many friends. Thank you, Rodney!

  2. Phyllis Wheeler

    This book answers many of my questions, such as the roots of bitterness and what to do about it. And how do you know you’ve really forgiven someone? It’s a fabulous book.

  3. Carolyn Holland

    This book is the most thorough and easiest to read book we have ever found on forgiveness. We always keep some copies on hand for those who are seeking relief from their suffering.

  4. Lauren Salamone

    This is the best book I have ever read on Forgiveness. It’s all about how to forgive. I went to one of Rodneys conferences at Bridgeway Church in Denver and it changed my life. I am finally free from bondage. I purchase these books and give them to others as gifts from my heart. There is no pastor who can quite hit this topic at the heart level quite like Rodney Hogue. If you pray for Gods presence and the power of the Holy Spirit coupled with this great book, you will start peeling the layers of the onion that binds you to the hurt that holds you prisoner. I pray for your freedom! And….never buy just one of these books. You will regret not having some on hand as those you love come to mind through your studies. I am now on my 4th order of multiple copies of this book. Many blessings to you!


    My husband and I use this book on a regular basis when ministering at our church. We assign it in applicable circumstances and “prescribe” people read it one page a day like a vitamin and keep a journal with them to make notes and converse with God. We had one woman so changed she started out very bound up with hurts and unforgiveness. Once applying the truths in the book, she was a different person. She excitedly reported what a change it had made in her life. We use it in out healing room all the time.

  6. Natalie

    The best book on why one needs to forgive! Straight forward, easy to read and compelling to forgive everyone. Outstanding! This is a must read for every person. This should be taught in every church!

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