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The Ignatian Guide to Forgiveness

Ten Steps to Healing

Marina Berzins McCoy


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2021 Illumination Book Awards, Bronze Medal: Spirituality

Forgiveness is hard. But Jesus knows how much we need it. True forgiveness can be complicated because the pain of betrayal, loss, deception, and personal attack clings tightly to our emotions, memories, even our bodies. We may intend to forgive yet become stuck in our own mixed motives, others’ silence or anger, and the skewed stories we believe and tell about our lives.

In The Ignatian Guide to Forgiveness, Marina McCoy delves into the principles of Ignatian spirituality and uses gentle honesty to lay out 10 steps toward forgiveness, including:
  • Sort out true desires
  • Honor anger while deepening compassion
  • Make friends with time
  • Create a new story
  • . . . and more.

Each chapter offers stories, real-life steps to take, and a powerful prayer for healing 

Forgiveness is hard, but it’s also possible—with our “habits of mercy” and God’s abundant grace.

Praise For The Ignatian Guide to Forgiveness: Ten Steps to Healing

McCoy weaves together personal experiences and Ignatian theology in this robust take on forgiveness…this touching work will appeal to Christians of all stripes.
— Publishers Weekly

Loyola Press, 9780829450071, 144pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2020

About the Author

MARINA BERZINS MCCOY is a professor of philosophy at Boston College who works on themes of vulnerability, rhetoric, and self-knowledge, among other topics. She is also a married mom to two adult children. Along with her teaching vocation, Marina enjoys accompanying others as a spiritual director and volunteering at a men’s prison, leading discussions of spirituality.