Stories of Forgiveness

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If we hold a grudge against someone, the door to God will be closed. It will be absolutely closed, with no way to him. Only if we forgive others will we be forgiven. I am sure that many prayers are not heard because the person praying has a grudge against someone, even if he is not aware of it. Jesus says more than once that before we pray we must forgive. If we want Jesus, we must have a forgiving heart.

- J. Heinrich Arnold

Books: Stories of Forgiveness

Seeking Peace English

Seeking Peace

By Johann Christoph Arnold

Where can we find peace of heart and mind – with ourselves, with others, and with God? Arnold says there is such a peace, but it will demand a relentless pursuit kept up only by hope and courage, vision and commitment. Français 한국어 Español

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Why Forgive?

By Johann Christoph Arnold

No matter the weight of our bitterness or despair, forgiving is the surest way to get out from under it. But that's easier said than done. Why Forgive? brings together survivors of crime, betrayal, bigotry, and abuse - and ordinary men and women plagued by everyday strife. Together, their stories will challenge and encourage others wherever they are on the road to healing. العربية 中文 Français Deutsch हिंदी עברית മലയാളം русский 한국어 Español

Escape Routes English

Escape Routes

By Johann Christoph Arnold

In Escape Routes, Arnold explores the roots of loneliness, frustration, alienation, and despair and the keys needed to leave them behind. No self-help mumbo jumbo here - just lots of real-life stories and straightforward advice. Potent medicine for anyone willing to down it.

Articles: Stories of Forgiveness

Izzeldin Abuelaish

Better Than Hatred

By Izzeldin Abuelaish

A Palestinian doctor who grew up as a refugee and lost three of his daughters to a bomb, speaks about his life, his rejection of hatred, and the value of each human life.

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Restorative Justice Gets Personal

By Bill Dyer

The morning I was robbed and shot would change my life forever. But could the secret I learned during my long recovery change the lives of offenders, too?

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Can We Forgive Like Jesus?

By Johann Christoph Arnold

When Christians do put Christ’s command into practice by forgiving, they create a ripple effect that can touch thousands of lives and even affect the course of history.

Dr. Martin Luther King giving his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington in Washington, D.C., on 28 August 1963.

Martin, We Need You Now

By Johann Christoph Arnold

He's got his own national holiday, but it seems every year Martin Luther King Jr.'s real message becomes more obscured. King's principle of overcoming enemies with love is the only solution to the problems facing us today.