I’d like to direct you first to the International Forgiveness Website, where you can read about founder, Dr. Robert Enright, who pioneered the first scientifically proven forgiveness program in the country, and whose forgiveness model informed my group.


Dalai Lama, Wisdom of Forgiveness

Enright, Robert, Forgiveness is a Choice

Enright, Robert, 8 Keys to Forgiveness

Enright, Robert, The Forgiving Life

Frankl, Viktor E., Man’s Search for Meaning

Kessler, David and Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth, On Grief and Grieving

Kessler, David, Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief

Minnow, Martha, When Should Law Forgive?

Nouwen, Henri J., The Wounded Healer

Peck, M. S., People of the Lie

Ruiz, Don Miguel, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

Tutu, Desmond and Tutu, Mpho, The Book of Forgiving

Wiesenthal, Simon, The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness

True Stories

Bonner, Barbara, Inspiring Forgiveness: Poems, Quotations, and True Stories to Help with Forgiving Yourself and Others

Bishop, Jeanne, Change of Heart

Bishop, Jeanne, Grace from the Rubble: Two fathers’ Road to Reconciliation after the Oklahoma City Bombing

Hunnel, Rhonda, Snake in the Grass: A memoir

Schwarzenegger Pratt, Katherine, The Gift of Forgiveness: Inspiring Stories From Those Who Have Overcome the Unforgivable

Roe, Gary, Aftermath: Picking up the Pieces After a Suicide


International Forgiveness Website