The soul cannot forgive until it
is restored to wholeness and health.
In the absence of love - how can one forgive?

With an abundance of love, starting with one's self,
forgiveness becomes a viable opportunity.
-Nancy Richards

Friday, June 13, 2008

Heal & Forgive II: The Journey from Abuse and Estangement to Reconciliation

I am happy to announce that Heal and Forgive II is finally out!

This book would have never made it to print without the incredible help and support I received from a team of wonderful people.

I would like to thank Alice Peppler of Alice ‘n Ink, my publisher Paul Clemens of Blue Dolphin Publishing, Inc., Leona Idom, Chris Richards, Bill Petschl, Mary Morrison, Dawn McArthur, and Colin McArthur for their careful reading of the manuscript. I’m grateful for their editing, knowledge, support, input, expertise, helpful suggestions and in general just putting up with me.

I am grateful to the many men and women who have offered their support in my estrangement support groups. I am honored to have your encouragement on my journey. Your validation and feedback helped to give me the clarity necessary to put my experiences on paper.

I also want to thank those who wrote endorsements for this book: Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune, Founder and Senior Analyst of the Faith Trust Institute, Sister Renee Pittelli, Director of Luke 17:3 Ministries, and Leona Idom, a fellow survivor.

A special thanks to Mark Sichel, CSW author of Healing from Family Rifts: Ten Steps to Finding Peace after Being Cut off from a Family Member, for his exceptional foreword to my book.

I hope this book is enormously helpful to many.

Warm regards,



Anonymous said...


Yay! And, Congratulations! I know that it was a lot of hard work. No doubt I will get as much from it as I did from your first book.

Off to order my copy ;-)

AbuseAndForgiveness said...


Thank you for your constant support!

All my best,

Unknown said...

Hi Nancy, I am so happy for you congratulations. I will be looking at getting first book, and Im sure I won't be disappointed. It just might help me in my struggles..take care...Your doing a great job...all the best Mary

Anonymous said...

Much Deserving Congratulations!!!!
Thank you for sharing with us a perfect example of “triumph over turmoil”. May all who search find your work. God Bless You.

AbuseAndForgiveness said...

Leona and Mary,

Thank you!!