In conversation with Cora Jakes Coleman
Written with grace and understanding, and based on more than 20 in-depth interviews and stories as well as personal reflections from Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt herself, The Gift of Forgiveness is about one of the most difficult challenges in life—learning to forgive. The book features experiences from those well known and unknown, including Elizabeth Smart, who learned to forgive her captors; Sue Klebold, whose son, Dylan, was one of the Columbine shooters, learning empathy and how to forgive herself; Chris Williams, who forgave the drunken teenager who killed his wife and child; and Schwarzenegger Pratt's challenges and path to forgiveness in her own life. All provide different journeys to forgiveness and the process—sometimes slow and thorny, sometimes almost instantaneous—by which they learned to forgive and let go.
Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt is a New York Times–bestselling author, animal advocate, sister, wife, stepmom, and daughter of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger. As an author, she has skillfully translated her own personal experiences into her books, all of which speak to her generation.
Cora Jakes Coleman is a powerhouse preacher, associate pastor, and overseer of the children’s ministry at The Potter’s House Church of Dallas. Coleman is proudly following in the footsteps of her well-known and influential parents, New York Times–bestselling authors, movie producers, and megachurch pastors Bishop T. D. Jakes and Mrs. Serita Jakes. She is known around the world as a powerful prayer warrior, and is an accomplished speaker and bestselling author who recently released her second book, Ferocious Warrior: Dismantle Your Enemy and Rise, in which she shares how she battled difficult obstacles including infertility, loss, depression, and insecurity and WON! She has made it her mission to teach people how to fight for the life they want, armed with the weapons of faith, hope, and prayer. Widely considered one of the leading global voices of her generation, Cora Jakes Coleman is a spiritual advisor and mentor to numerous people, including corporate executives, civic leaders, and celebrities, such as LaToya Luckett and Tamar Braxton.
"When we learn to embrace forgiveness, it opens us up to healing, hope, and a new world of possibility."
— Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt