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"Forgiveness is about using my power.  Unforgiveness
is about being a victim to someone else's power."

"There is no doubt that the the need for forgiveness is paramount to any meaningful relationship. In his well-written book, Gil sets forth the simple truth that receiving God’s forgiveness for yourself and extending that forgiveness to others literally sets you free to live more like Jesus Christ. This wonderful book will enable you to be that agent

of change for healing and hope."


"Gil has identified the most important quality to cling to and to release, forgiveness. Clinging to our own forgiveness through Christ empowers us to release others from being captive to our internal prisons. This is a must-read to understand true freedom."


“Gil Mertz is a man of grace. He is also a man of forgiveness. Forgiveness is something we all need to give and receive. Gil shows us in this wonderful book how true forgiveness can transform us and free us to become the person God wants us to be. If you want to truly live . . . learn to forgive.

If you want to forgive your way to freedom, read this book!”

Jack Hibbs,

Senior Pastor,

Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, California

Tammy Dunahoo

Vice-President of

US Operations

Foursquare Church

Charles Billingsley

Worship Leader, Shadow Mountain Community Church and Gospel Recording Artist

Sample of Gil's teaching on forgiveness

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There are few messages that can revitalize and transform your church than that of forgiveness.  God does not bring revival simply because we pray for revival.  God shows up when we repent of our sin and reconcile with one another.  It's the one message that applies to everyone.  Gil is available to preach at your church to bring this powerful message.


Forgiveness is not just one of the most needed messages of our day, it is also extremely flexible to help enhance your conference.  This is a powerful message  that deals with our relationship with God, personal relationships with family and other people, managing our emotions, and breaking free from our past, resolving our pain, and reclaiming our purpose to experience true freedom in our daily lives.


The message of forgiveness is an excellent theme for a weekend retreat for any group.  The teaching is broken down into four sessions to cover a Friday night, two Saturday sessions, and closing out on a Sunday morning.  This can also be taught in a half day at your church in a seminar format.  It is done in a more casual setting with time for more group interaction with discussions and questions. 

Host a

Forgiveness Workshop

at your church or weekend retreat.


Forgiveness is one of the most important issues today for every member of your church.  Here is your opportunity to spend quality time for a half-day workshop or a four-part weekend retreat on this vital subject.  Deep teaching with a student's manual, interactive discussions, engaging questions and lots of fun along the way.  The momentum that is created through a sustained focus creates amazing opportunities for genuine transformation, revival and true freedom.  ​


Participants are encouraged to nail their challenges to the cross

and leave them there!

Please use our CONTACT page for questions

or to make a booking

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