Trade Paperback, 386 pages, 9″x6″, $16, ISBN1450542689
We have all carried in our hearts a hard knot of hurt and resentment that has called out for justice, for revenge, for retaliation. But what would happen if we let it go – if instead of pursuing payback we proffered pardon? What will happen if we forgive? Through their stories, the world’s most beloved writers give us a glimpse into the lives of others – how they have forgiven, how they have held onto the hurt, and how it affected their own hearts, their families, their friends and the world. What would happen if we were to forgive – and remember? Also included: 33 films exploring forgiveness. Stories by: Miss Mitford; Elizabeth Gaskell; Jerome K. Jerome; Leo Tolstoy; Maurice Baring; Oscar Wilde; Thomas Hardy; Edna Ferber; Yei Theodora Ozaki; Thomas Nelson Page; Israel Zangwill; L. Adams Beck; Anton Chekhov; Saki; Guy de Maupassant; Edith Wharton; Robert Barr; T S Arthur; O. Henry; Maria Edgeworth; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Susan Glaspell; Erckmann-Chatrain and Joseph Alden.
Free download: You can download 12 pages — the table of contents, Rosalyn’s introduction and Marietta’s preface as a PDF file. And while we are in a giving mood, you can also download for free Rosalyn’s insightful descriptions of 33 films about forgiveness.
About the author: Rosalyn Falcón Collier is the co-founder of the San Antonio peaceCENTER (1995) and founder and member of the Women on Pilgrimage Retreat at St. Anthony de Padua Church. A native San Antonio, Texas, she is a graduate of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Washington, DC (1990) and has led local meditation groups in Catholic parishes since 1997. Through Oblate School of Theology, Rosalyn facilitates the Called Back to the Well Spiritual Renewal Program, as well as the People of Pilgrimage Contemplative Retreat. She is a spiritual director and mediator and facilitates skillshops on nonviolence and transformative mediation. Rosalyn was a mediator with the Victim Offender Mediation Program through the Texas Department of Criminal Justice from 1999 to 2003.