How can you forgive those who have hurt you? How can you know that God has forgiven you? In this new addition to the Women of the Word Bible study series, readers learn how to accept God's forgiveness for their sins and to extend forgiveness to others. Through personal stories any woman can relate to--about family, career, and church--The Gift of Forgiveness deals honestly and compassionately with this tough yet necessary choice: the choice to forgive.
Eight sessions of Bible study cover topics such as "Experiencing God's Forgiveness," "Why Forgiveness Is Hard," "Loving Your Enemies," and "The Power of the Cross." Readers will examine the challenges of accepting and offering forgiveness, dig into the teachings of Scripture, and reflect on their own relationships. Each session wraps up with action steps for applying to their everyday lives what readers learn from God's Word. Plus, a brand-new Leader's Guide is included to facilitate meaningful group study.
EVA GIBSON has written six teen novels and several nonfiction books. She has been a contributing writer on several Aglow Bible studies. Her favorite ministries are teaching women's Bible studies and teaching teens at her home church, where she works as a part-time secretary. She also teaches writing at the local community college, leads journaling and quiet time classes, and speaks at retreats and seminars. She and husband, Bud, have six grown children and ten grandchildren, and they enjoy hiking, gardening, and reading.