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Published:April 6th, 2012 12:33 EST
New Book Explores the Essence of Forgiveness

New Book Explores the Essence of Forgiveness

By SOP newswire

Professor and Teacher Larry D. Ellis has released a practical, but scholarly, book Forgiveness: Unleashing a Transformational Process. It addresses the widespread problem of ongoing broken relationships between friends, family, and professional colleagues. This book makes clear that extending forgiveness is the responsibility of all people, whether they are the one hurt or the one doing the wounding. 

The author dispels thirteen popular fictional myths about forgiveness. In their place is the startling news that forgiveness has nothing to do with any action from the one doing the hurting, and it is unconditional and entirely the work of the victim. Additionally, Ellis draws clear distinctions between forgiveness, confession, repentance, and reconciliation. 

The book is distinctively Christian and draws extensively from the Scriptures, ancient Christian writers, and contemporary stories to drive home how learning to forgive others is a foundational element of healthy, lasting relationships. 

"We have all been hurt and wounded and need to have a basic understanding of the power of forgiveness. I strongly recommend this volume as a vital resource in your ministry arsenal." -- Dennis Jernigan, Worship Artist, Song Receiver/Board Member -- Exodus International. 

The book contains an excellent study guide for individual study or class and small group discussion. The study guide can be downloaded at and distributed free of charge to anyone studying the book. The book is available for immediate shipment on and as well as Kindle. 

Dr. Ellis is a graduate of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. He is available for interviews and speaking engagements. For more information check the book website at