From this book, you become able to gain peace and freedom from resentment. Through the use of gratitude, compassion, and forgiveness, peace is generated within you, and is reflected in your outer world; thus, world peace expands and grows. You may see yourself in some aspects of this heart-warming and inspirational tale of the author’s discoveries while on her quest to get beyond a 30-year anger and resentment over childhood, and an unrequited love that shattered her heart. In the author’s words, “‘The Art of Forgiveness’ originated from my deepest desire to pay forward to you what I have learned about resentment and forgiveness, and how the latter leads to exquisite peace and freedom. It is my sincere intention to share my message with you and the world in order that each may gain the great relief available when the art of forgiveness is practiced. In the end, what is gained from forgiving is a promise of peace.”
"It is the stories CJ shares in 'The Art of Forgiveness' that reveal her humanity. In this sharing, she grants you permission to explore your own humanity without shame or humiliation, but rather, with curiosity. As a retired psychotherapist of forty years and a current women's empowerment mentor, I found in CJ's book an approach that facilitates healing from wounds that lead to anger and resentment. Hers is a gentle and compassionate approach to deal with these feelings that may be consuming your life. In the process of exploring, you discover forgiveness and this leads you to great peace and freedom."
- Iris Stallworth-Grayling, LMFT (Ret), Women's Empowerment Mentor
"The intimacy of her writing style draws you into the healing process that comes with forgiveness."
- Linda Diane Wattley, Entrepreneur, Coach, Podcaster
"This book is clear, fun, and powerful. CJ Jones uses her personal story of transformation to illustrate her YIPPEE Method of changing resentment into empowerment, and simultaneously shares expertise in the psychology and spirituality of forgiveness. Reading this book helped me develop my existing forgiveness skills to a much higher level and finally release the negative emotions that had bothered me for many years."
- Ivan Galperin, Entrepreneur
"'The Art of Forgiveness' is a complete guidebook on moving from playing the blame game to living in a place of real forgiveness. CJ illustrates her book with touching, personal stories of how she has used forgiveness to take her from a well of depression into a world of light. If you, or someone you know, would like to change your life's outlook to one of openness, forgiveness and self-acceptance, then pick up and read this book. It will change your life."