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Reviews from Pastors & Missions

Rev. Bruce W. Gimbel, BA, M Div. Chaplain, Hernando County sheriff’s Dept. Pastor Jericho Road Ministries, Florida

I loved your book.  It opened my eyes too!  I just sent an order in through your website for more copies.

We have used this book in our New Life Recovery Program here at Jericho Road Ministries.  The clients we work with have found it to be a refreshing and powerful tool for them in dealing with forgiveness for themselves and others.  I would highly recommend this book for small or large group settings, and individually too.  We will be reordering in the coming months.

Coleman Harbor, Counselor, New Life Recovery Instructor, Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Bridgeport CT

Tremendous insight and powerful spiritual revelation in this book. I see the eyes of clients light up with its simple solutions for healing damaged souls.

C. Dwayne Baird, D. Min. & CEO, Haven of Rest Rescue Mission, Bristol TN

Forgive Instantly & Live Free is compassionately written, clearly communicated, and remains focused on the issues throughout the book.  Thirteen short chapters, in one hundred seventy pages that will positively impact anyone who is seriously looking for forgiveness and a new/renewed relationship with Jesus Christ.

D. Scott Bjork, President & CEO, Memphis Union Mission, Memphis TN

Thank you for sending the four copies of your book Forgive Instantly.  Reading it made me aware that it will not only be a great tool for our clients but with me as well.  I am asking the Lord to help me become a man who forgives instantly! You are right on target that if we want to be disciples of Jesus Christ we have no alternative but to forgive others.  Thank you for making this crystal clear in the book!  Our Staff will be the first to implement these principles in our own lives.  We can’t teach what we are not willing to do ourselves.  Thank you for taking God’s word and providing the unapologetic application in your book.

Gregory Kirk BA TH MA, Clinical Counselor MA CS, Union Gospel Rescue Mission, Popular Bluff MO 

I read one of the books you sent and knew you were right on the mark.  I gave the other three copies to my trusted intern clients who had completed the 12 step program and ask them to review the book and get back with me.  They came back in a day recommending the mission use the book with all clients and have a supply on hand.  One of the three, as a result of your book, had forgiven his father and called him to talk.  He had not spoken to his father in forty years.  That is the type of miracles the message in your book has the power to produce.

Kevin R Neely, Programs Manager, Day Center Director, Union Gospel Mission of Missoula

Hi Terry,  I’ve read your book and will make it available to our guests.  I appreciate your willingness to share what you’ve learned with those who need it most. Blessings to you.  I am ordering another shipment from your website.

Rev. Terry Wilcox, President, NE Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, Executive Director, Bridgeport Rescue Mission, and Linda Casey, Director of Programs, Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Bridgeport CT

We both have read Forgive Instantly & Live Free and believe it is an important piece of curriculum as we restructure our New Life Program.  We just ordered 35 books to start our program course.  We are rebuilding our New Life Program with the goal of building the best faith-based recovery program in the state of Connecticut.  We see this book and the concept of Forgiveness as an integral part of our curriculum for our Level I students … it is a good companion to our other foundational curriculum which is the Genesis Process.

Jeff Gilfillan, Director of Development, Union Gospel Mission, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

We purchased Forgive Instantly & Live Free from Amazon.ca to be used with our programs.   Both our Men’s and Women’s Addiction programs are finding the book very helpful.

David Lewis – The Basic Idea Ministries, Inc. 

The book Forgive Instantly & Live Free is truly profound because it helps grab hold of the power of forgiveness in Jesus Christ.  I needed to know the depths of this truth and be reminded of His ownership ….well that happened reading your book and the verses to which it took me.  Thank you so much for writing it.

Staff, Northpoint Community Church, Alpharetta, Georgia

I picked up a copy of your excellent book at the church office.  The book is very well written and has a powerful message.  I do hope the book distributors will pick it up and suggest it to all the bookstores within their area.

Pastor Mark C. Urlaub,  Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Vinton, Iowa

It’s a good book.  Grace oriented.  I appreciate the reassurance  that salvation is accomplished by Jesus for all.  He does not make faith a choice or a good work to achieve salvation but does talk about how to put that grace and faith to positive effect in one’s life.

Pastor Zach Zajicek, Norwood Heights Baptist Church, Palestine, Texas

Hello Terry!  May the Lord richly bless you. Thank you for your gracious giving and your ministry in Word to us last week. A wave of revival has come through your message of forgiveness and people are forgiving one another!    Praise the LORD!    Anytime you are in our area again, please do stop by, even if its last-minute. God’s people here need to hear what you have to say.   Blessings on you brother!

Tennessee Pastor posted by email

This book alone will start a revival in our church.  Why has it taken me this many years to find a book that makes forgiving understandable and easy to do.   Thank you for your clarity and simplicity.  The overview you give in the book makes the whole Bible come together as a complete road map.  Now it is easy to see why mankind has run so far in the wrong direction and what simple steps it takes to restore us back to His path leading to the “abundant life”.

Church email posted from a Pastor

Thank you Terry. Everything I heard so far of your ministry Sunday night was overwhelmingly positive. God’s people were challenged, renewed in their thinking about forgiveness.  Thank you for the book. I’m looking forward to digging in to it as many here are doing already.

Cherise Merrick, CEO, Bread of Life Mission, Holbrook, AZ

Tracy, our resident cook, was the first at our mission to read your book and “LOVED” it.

Letter from a marriage counselor

I started using the principles listed in your book on the second phase of forgiving.  My clients are thriving and seeing real progress in their relationships. I recommend your book to all of my clients and anyone struggling in their marriage. It makes forgiving so clear and simple.

Reviews on Amazon

Amazon link:     http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0996137602    100% 5 Star Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Everyone Needs to Read this Book ***** Five Stars
BySD15on March 10, 2017
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I stumbled upon this book on Amazon; someone reviewing another book on forgiveness recommended this one instead… after hundreds of self-help books and seeking, this book is what finally made it all click. The author breaks it down in such a straight forward way, my life changed instantly. I recommend this book to every human being on the planet. Praise the Lord for sending his word through Terry!!! Read this book, I promise you it will change your life.

Awesome read with Amazing Insights ***** Five Stars
By Amazon Customer on February 6, 2017
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I so much appreciate this author and his wisdom regarding forgiveness and what we need to understand about it. Knowing that forgiveness is required of us is only the beginning! This book explains the why and how that we need to accomplish this huge task!!! Really appreciate this book and hope to share it with those I love.

Best Self-help Book Available ***** Five Stars
By gntlmn5 on December 22, 2016
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This is one of the best, if not the very best book I have had the pleasure to read. So much so that I have given one each to all of my family and friends.”

Required reading for every Christian. ***** Five Stars
By W. Vieira on November 30, 2016
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This subject is not spoken about enough and is underappreciated in our churches. This is a cool balm for burned fresh and spirit suffering from bitterness, anger, addiction, and many other ails we try to manage ourselves. In a world of “victim-hood” and blaming others for our problems, Terry Stueck has gifted us with a timely message. He has pointed us to the Prince Of Peace and the example Jesus set for us to follow. We are not our own, we belong to God. He has forgiven us and likewise, we should forgive others. Our salvation depends on this.

Very good book, If you need peace in your life … ***** Five Stars
By Patricia on July 13, 2015
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Very good book, If you need peace in your life this is the book to get, because if you don’t forgive you have NO peace. And if you have peace buy it for a friend that need peace. Good book Terry Stueck ,Keep letting the Lord use you. Patricia

Powerful Book – A teaching that is healing for your soul that allow you to become a new person. ***** Five Stars
By R. Mackenzie on March 8, 2015
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Terry is a gifted writer who does a great job of showing us how God expects us to forgive and uses scripture to back it up. Terry uses examples of what happens if you don’t forgive as well as the power of forgiveness when you give up your right of thinking you deserve it or are owed it. The book goes on to teach you how you can live a free and abundant life you never could have lived while holding on to what our flesh thinks it has a right to. I recommend this book if you are burdened and chained by your past. If you experience anger and stress and if you are tormented by wrong doings done to you and if you want to wash your heart and want to break free to live the life Jesus gave His life for you to live when He died for you on the cross – then I recommend you read this book. Powerful teaching backed up with Scripture and tools. It’s like scrubby bubbles for the soul!

Want more peace in your life? Read this book. ***** Five Stars
By Mark Yanta on March 12, 2015
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Wonderful book. I think Mr. Stueck really hits the nail on the head in discussing the personal turmoil that holding a grudge can cause, and the fact that we really hurt ourselves when we hold back on forgiveness, rather than the person or persons we are trying to “hurt”. I would recommend the book to anyone who needs to be more forgiving in their life, who feels that they have been hurt by others, or who is looking for more inner peace – basically, anyone! Thank you for writing this book, Mr. Stueck.

Forgive Instantly & Live Free is simply written and profoundly … ***** Five Stars
By Saved by Grace on March 12, 2015
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“Forgive Instantly & Live Free is simply written and profoundly true. There are those who have sought the forgiveness of others and the forgiveness of God, but have never forgiven themselves. The author deals with the cause and results of non-forgiveness, and expertly deals with what forgiveness is and the need to forgive ourselves if we are to fully experience an abundant life that is given us through a relationship with Jesus Christ.”

Great book for small group study ***** Five Stars
By Heelinnc on March 7, 2015
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The author uses his entire life as a backdrop for the inspiration for this book. He uses a unique way to approach forgiveness. This is an excellent book for individual guidance and for small group meetings. The author weaves his own experiences with useful steps and biblical references to free yourself from guilt and hurt. This updated edition contains new Bible verses and illustrations.

It’s Time to Move On Writing about forgiveness is one … ***** Five Stars
By David Lewis on March 12, 2015
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It’s Time to Move On
Writing about forgiveness is one thing. Terry lives forgiveness. Jesus forgave him. Terry forgives others and teaches us more about forgiveness in this book that many learn in a lifetime. Don’t let anyone hold you back. Learn to forgive and move on with your life!! Terry’s book can help you live free!

This is a great book on forgiveness ***** Five Stars
By Patty Cake on March 14, 2015
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This is a great book on forgiveness. The author uses entertaining and personal stories, biblical references, and practical steps to guide the reader towards a better understanding of the nature and necessity of forgiveness. The information was certainly was a life changer for me. The author presented some very easy steps to help me free myself from past hurts that continued to influence my current relationships. What was the most important for me was that I realize that I can dispel any anger or frustration within minutes because my perspective has changed. I will now let God take responsibility for all the things over which I have no control. I recommend highly for anyone who has ever been hurt and cannot seem to get passed the betrayal and move forward to forgiveness.

Excellent. Well Worth the price ***** Five Stars
By Cotton Tale on September 10, 2014
Excellent. I learned so much from this book. It is packed with Bible based principles. It made so much sense and was easy to follow. The author stories were great and appropriate for every stage of learning to forgive. He made the journey simple and easy to follow. I gained scriptural insights that were profound and basic that I had missed before. I have a whole new view on life and my relationship to God. This is a must read for all just for the truth in it. But it is an essential read for those who are looking to transform life difficulties into successes. I purchased more copies to give to those I care deeply for. The book is a journey to a miracle change in life.

Incredible Journey into Un-condition Forgiveness ***** Five Stars
By Day Star Runner on March 6, 2015
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The book is an incredible journey into the highest level of forgiving, un-conditional forgiveness. The book gives the reader the tools needed from the scripture to achieve the highest level of spiritual growth in being able to forgive as Jesus forgives. The author gives tools to solve past hurts and enables instant forgiveness for future events with an easy to understand relationship with God as “owner”. The book is a walking version of the Sermon on the Mount.

Excellent book – a worthwhile, must read! ***** Five Stars
By Zachary Zajicek on March 21, 2015
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Jesus’ instruction of forgiveness is simple: if you want to be forgiven, you will need to forgive. What Terry has done here is use the Word to fight against the spirit of anger and bitterness that is found even among Christians. If the world is going to accept the forgiveness of Christ, they’ll have to see His people demonstrate it first. Great book Terry!

Free for all ***** Five Stars
By Jan on March 12, 2015
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I was intrigued by the author’s unique personal journey and inspired by the change that occurred in his life when he applied the Biblical principles that he shares with readers. From the very first pages of the Introduction, Mr. Stueck’s approach to life (and Chicago traffic) seemed very different from my own, but reading the rest of the book helped me to realize that I, too, was holding onto some old resentments and carrying some extra baggage through my life. Giving ownership back to God is, indeed, a very freeing experience. I am thankful for that reminder. (That concept feels familiar, but seems like I kind of forgot about it along the way.) And, of course, there’s more to learn. It was a good read.
Reader posted on Amazon ***** Five Stars

Excellent. I learned so much from this book. It is packed with Bible based principles. It made so much sense and was easy to follow. The author’s stories are great and appropriate for every stage of learning to forgive. He made the journey simple and easy to follow. I gained scriptural insights that were profound and basic that I had missed before. I have a whole new view on life and my relationship to God. This is a must read for all just for the truth in it. But it is an essential read for those who are looking to transform life difficulties into successes. I purchased more copies to give to those I care deeply for. The book is a journey to a miracle change in life.

By Amazon Customer ***** Five Stars

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This writing is spot on and I highly recommend this to anyone needing a well advised word from the Lord.

By Barnes and Noble Customer  ***** Five Stars

This is a great little book on forgiveness. The author uses entertaining and personal stories, biblical references, and practical steps to guide the reader towards a better understanding of the nature and necessity of forgiveness. The information was certainly was a life changer for me. The author presented some very easy steps to help me free myself from past hurts that continued to influence my current relationships. What was the most important for me was that I realize that I can dispel any anger or frustration within minutes because my perspective has changed. I will now let God take responsibility for all the things over which I have no control. I recommend highly for anyone who has ever been hurt and cannot seem to get passed the betrayal and move forward to forgiveness.

North Carolina reader posted on Amazon ***** Five Stars

The author uses his entire life as a backdrop for the inspiration for this book. He uses a unique way to approach forgiveness. This is an excellent book for individual guidance and for small group meetings. The author weaves his own experiences with useful steps and biblical references to free yourself from guilt and hurt.

Partial list. Follow the link to Amazon for all the reviews posted there. To date, all have given 5 stars. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0996137602

Reviews of Readers

Cherise Merrick, Bread of Life Mission, Holbrook AZ

Tracy, our resident cook, was the first to read your book here at the mission and “LOVED” it.

William D (Bill) Bryant, Norcross Georgia

I am reading your book.  It is GREAT.  It is the book I wish I had written.

Tommy Lyons, Lyons Real Estate Team, Canton Georgia

Hey Terry, I want to let you know I am really enjoying the book. It’s great great reading. I am on page 60.  I am going to want to get more copies for some of the guys and to pass on to other people …It really hits home for me. That’s me, I hate to admit it, that’s a lot of me and probably a lot of other people.  Nice Job, I can’t wait to finish it up.

Shirlee Jessop, Vinton, Iowa

This enlightening book was written by a dear classmate of our Vinton class of “65”. Terry Stueck was a hard working farm boy from Iowa that struggled with some adverse situations. He is sharing with us, the key to successfully ‘forgive’ and move on and leave any bitterness behind us. I have appreciated his advice and enlightenment and applied it to my own life with a remarkable feeling of freedom. Upset & Forgiveness is an ongoing fact of life and having Terry’ s book to guide me through many different situations has been truly a God send.
You would be doing yourself and your life a great service to be able to follow Terry’ s road to Forgiveness.

North Carolina Reader

The book is really, really good. I just finished chapter 14. Good job!

Missouri Reader

WOW!!!!! What an amazing book! Who knows how many lives your book will change? GOD does perform miracles!

Atlanta reader

I read a lot, but I don’t expect a great deal from any particular book.  I had no idea this book would change my life and head me in a whole new direction.

Georgia Reader

Hi Terry, You’ll be proud to know that I use information you taught us in Divorce Recovery, especially the part about forgiveness being the key.  I’ve had two relationships that wouldn’t forgive!  Your voice popped in my head each time.  I can’t wait to read what you have added over the years to the great foundation you gave us.

Georgia reader

Just finished your book – it’s awesome!

Georgia reader

We were so blessed being with you all at the book signing yesterday evening. I was going to read a few chapters today because I had a lot to get done on the “to do” list, and ended up on page 77 before I tore myself away. Well done!  The heartfelt mission to get this principle/truth out to those who so desperately need it touches our hearts. You will not ever know the lives you touch with this book.

Email post from a Georgia reader

I started reading your book last night and could not put it down! A very good book. I will be ordering several as it certainly communicates the truth about the effects of un-forgiveness. Very well done (I am 1/2 way through it) and look forward to finishing it tonight. God certainly had a purpose in your writing this book.

Note enclosed in an order for additional copies of books

Great stuff Terry, God put you in my life, no doubt in my mind, at an opportune time.

Facebook Post

 It is a fantastic book. I am proud of you. My brother is reading it too and it is helping him . Thank you for writing it.
Iowa reader posted on order page

This is the best book I have ever read.  Send me four more copies.

Texas reader posted on order page

I have read the book twice and am on my way to forgiving.  Please fix the purchase button on the website so I can change the quantity.  I want to order 10 copies.

Iowa reader

I read the book and now have to go back and detail study the places I underlined.  But I was able to forgive the “biggie” and I feel “FREE”.   I will be reading the book to my husband in the car as we travel on vacation.

Sunday Morning Service response

We heard your sermon in church three weeks ago.  Your message really touched us and has made us really try to forgive instantly. Your book fills in the details we needed to accomplish instant forgiveness.  Thank you for bringing this truth to our church.  What a great challenge to our Christian life in taking this giant step forward in our relationship with Jesus.

National Publisher Review

I think you have a really powerful lesson to teach and I believe you pulled it off. The personal stories you have added provide the examples needed to bring life to your message. My only complaint is that there are not more stories. I would really like to see either more personal stories or additional stories where others have learned and owned the lesson of forgiving everyone for everything – instantly. I really believe it is applying the concepts in personal stories that take the lesson out of the pulpit into a personal dialogue between you and the reader.

Kansas Physician

Hello. Thank you for the book. I found it to be quite enlightening. There were passages in there that were a reflection of my personal life. There were also passages that were a reflection of those dear to me. This has given me a new perspective on life. Congratulations on a job well done. Thank you very much.