Recommended Reading: Release and Forgiveness
Below are good, solid books about various aspects of release and forgiveness. I could recommend more than is listed on this page, for this topical area is large and wide. But I haven’t read those books yet. As I do, I’ll add to this list. But these listed here can give you a good start.
Make Miracles in Forty Days: Turning What You Have into What You Want
By Melody Beattie
This book outlines a six-week plan for creating miracles in your life. Most of the work is about releasing the past. When I went through this book, I found it very cathartic. I laughed. I cried. I railed at the Universe. But in the end, I felt much lighter and created the miracles I needed at that point in time.
This is also a good read because interwoven among the exercises are stories from Melody’s life. Each story illustrates a point and shows how she developed the exercises through her own experiences.
A Forgiveness Journal: Letting Go of the Past
By Kristin E. Robertson
This book is by a former client of mine. I was working with her when she launched this book and helped create the web pages for it, as well (that was back in my web design days). This is a simple book that walks you through an easy-to follow process for letting go of unforgiveness. If you’d rather journal your way through release, this might be a better option for you than the Beattie’s book.
Focus on Forgiveness
By Carma Spence
OK, time for a little self-promotion. I created this book for Robertson’s book launch. I’m now working on a more robust, expanded online course based on the work — and further work — I’ve done on the topic of forgiveness. However, at only 99 cents, this is a great way to get started with your forgiveness work. Each day, for 31 days, read a quote and journal your thoughts and feelings on it. You’d be surprised how doing this kind of simple journaling work can help you release the past.
Here are some articles I’ve written on this topic that are posted on this website.