Melissa Spoelstra’s new study “Joseph: The Journey to Forgiveness” (Abingdon Press), hit the shelves this week.
In the book, Melissa, the wife of Grace Brethren pastor, Sean Spoelstra (Encounter Church, Dublin, Ohio), takes a look at Joseph and his dreams, his betrayers, his dysfunctional family, his struggle to forgive, and his journey toward reconciliation.
“All of us know what it’s like to be hurt or betrayed,” she says. “Often it’s a small breach such as being spoken to rudely or overlooked in a time of need. Other times we experience lies, gossip, or harsh words that cut us to the core. Some of us have endured unspeakable pain through abuse, adultery, or abandonment. God knows the pain we cause each other and longs to help us learn to practice forgiveness. Nowhere do we see forgiveness played out more fully in Scripture than in the biblical story of Joseph.”
The six-week Bible study explores what God has to say about grace and forgiveness through Joseph’s story of trial and triumph found in Genesis 37-50 and includes DVD teaching, a leader guide, as well as the participant book.
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