The Gift of Forgiveness - Katherine Schwarzenegger

The Gift of Forgiveness

By Katherine Schwarzenegger

  • Release Date: 2020-03-10
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
4 Score: 4 (From 41 Ratings)



“[The Gift of Forgiveness] will spark conversations across families, across friendships, at workplaces, everywhere.” –Maria Shriver

A fresh, inspiring book on learning how to forgive, with firsthand stories from those who have learned to let go of resentment and find peace.

"When we learn to embrace forgiveness, it opens us up to healing, hope, and a new world of possibility." --Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt

Written with grace and understanding and based on more than twenty in-depth interviews and stories as well as personal reflections from Schwarzenegger Pratt herself, The Gift of Forgiveness is about one of the most difficult challenges in life--learning to forgive. Here, Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt shows us what we can learn from those who have struggled with forgiveness, some still struggling, and others who have been able to forgive what might seem truly unforgivable. The book features experiences from those well-known and unknown, including Elizabeth Smart, who learned to forgive her captors; Sue Klebold, whose son, Dylan, was one of the Columbine shooters, learning empathy and how to forgive herself; Chris Williams, who forgave the drunken teenager who killed his wife and child; and of course Schwarzenegger Pratt's own challenges and path to forgiveness in her own life. All provide different journeys to forgiveness and the process--sometimes slow and thorny, sometimes almost instantaneous--by which they learned to forgive and let go.

The Gift of Forgiveness is a perfect blend of personal insights, powerful quotations, and hard-won wisdom for those seeking a way to live with greater acceptance, grace, and peace.



  • This book’s as basic as the author

    By Bobsy9988
    I got the sense that Katherine listened to one Brene Brown Ted Talk and got the bright idea that she too could be a world renowned thought leader on vulnerability and forgiveness... not so much. I thought it was a little self centered and tone deaf. It was not particularly well written. If you’re looking for something in the same vein, read Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  • A much needed read for my soul

    By mariesagirl
    Well I had high expectations and this book fulfilled them. I don’t think you get through this life without wounds that can leave deep scars. Katherine wrote about a universal issue we all have called “forgiveness”. The 22 short stories were so diverse that there is a story in there for all of us. The theme is the same, forgiveness takes time and a willingness to let go so that we can live a better life come thru from each story. Katherines insights also help you with your own self reflection. This book is definitely an enjoyable read and I look forward to more books in the future from this writer.