The Joy of Forgiveness

Sandy Hoenig, Author

  • Learn strategies you can use in your personal and professional life to avoid or resolve hurtful situations.
  • Experience the six stages leading to complete forgiveness.
  • Find personal empowerment and spiritual healing through forgiveness.
  • Make peace with your past so you can go on with your life.

Somebody hurt you and you cannot forget it. You did not deserve the hurt and it went deep enough to lodge itself in your memory. Most of us find that the pains of our past keep rolling through our memories and resurface from time to time.

Grudges, resentments, self-defeating habits, and negative feelings are barriers to a healthy, productive life. Come explore a comfortable, safe, and trusting atmosphere in the pages of this new book. Here you will journey through the stages of forgiveness to personal empowerment. Forgiving is the only way to stop the pain and bring hope to the future.

You will find a wealth of resources here — easy exercises to stimulate your thinking, activities to help generate change, touching personal stories, ways that major religions treat forgiveness, and poetry and art from people who have begun their own journey of healing and hope. The book is filled with original illustrations from artist Howard Tempero.

About the Contributors

Sandy Hoenig, author, offers special insight from her personal experiences as well as her extensive background in elementary teaching and school counseling. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. A nationally certified conflict resolution facilitator, she also has led workshops and retreats on forgiveness for more than fifteen years. She lives in Winterset, Iowa, with her husband Rick.

Howard Tempero, designer and illustrator, specializes in website and application interface design. Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Des Moines, Iowa, with his wife Megan and children Rezin, Corbet, Islalucia and Aristella.


The book is 196 pages, softcover.

Simply make your check for $24.15 payable to “Joy of Forgiveness” and mail it to:

Sandy Hoenig
719 N. 8th Ave.
Winterset, Iowa, 50273

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