Book Review: Forgiving Others, Forgiving Me (Renee Fisher)

Renee does well to speak to millennials.  In “Forgiving Others, Forgiving Me” Renee explores the lessons learned along her journey and relates it to others in her own unique way.  I would recommend “Forgiving Others, Forgiving Me” as a source of encouragement, inspiration and even as a helpful resource for anyone navigating the journey of forgiveness.

In her foreword, Renee tells us exactly who she is as she describes her daily journal entries to God.  “I wrote to be honest with myself and with God – honest about the sorrow, the ecstasy, and even the mundane.”  She tells us about her daily self-portraits to God, each day being something different, but as she journaled she realized more each day of her need to rely on God’s strength to move her down the “journey from pain to purpose”.

Renee has separated her book into three main areas, MOLDED, RESTORED and FORGIVEN.  Throughout each topic she explores painful topics and insight alike.  Strewn throughout the book the reader will be encouraged by pertinent quotes from other millennials, as they reflected on their lessons through similar situations.

Renee’s unique sense of authenticity is prevalent.  Her knowledge of the Bible is reflected in her use of the scripture.  But her desire to “spur others forward” is what stands out in her writing style.  Shes shares because she has been called to. And for that reason, I simply couldn’t put the book down.


While on my sabbatical I read cover to cover in a day and a half … and that’s a feat. I haven’t done THAT in a long time!

Thank you, Renee!  While our life’s circumstances are somewhat similar, our journeys have each been a bit different.  Those shared commonalities have been a place of bonding for us.  On a personal level, and I thank you for hearing my heart and spurring me forward!  


Renee Fisher

Renee Fisher is a veteran blogger and author of five books including “Dream Devotional” (2014). She is the founding editor of, and a graduate of Biola University. Renee’s enjoys running on sunny days in San Diego. She lives with her adoring husband, Marc, and their fur child named Star who has his own Instagram account.


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