Jess Echeverry is a traumatic life experiences survivor. Her experience includes child sexual abuse/rape, homelessness, same sex attraction, abortion and suicide attempts. After falling in love and marrying a Catholic, she experienced profound healing and converted in 2008. She now spends her time sharing the beauty of the faith through her testimony; most especially the fullness of healing our Church provides through the Sacraments.
The Fullness of Forgiveness: Jess will discuss previous trauma and woundedness and share her own personal story of healing and forgiveness. She will then walk the listener through four stages of the fullness of forgiveness as a Catholic Christian.
Jess Echeverry, author of Dazzled: The Key to Perfect Forgiveness, goes beyond the class curriculum or church documents and invites you to talk about your faith lived out in daily life, your relationship with Christ and the Church and everything in between. Come for the Saturday small talk. Stay for the good feeling in your soul.
Available November 28th!
Dazzled: Finding the Key to Perfect Forgiveness
Everyone needs to heal from something. We all have brokenness. Some of us don't even recognize our wounds for what they are; the things we flaunt only hide what we fail to acknowledge. When the wounds finally do get uncovered, the pain intensifies and we want to get beyond the discomfort as soon as possible. We desire to live a normal, happy life and not to be held captive by our past. We're told forgiveness is the key. Perhaps we know that already. We may even believe it. But do we know what perfect forgiveness actually is? The world offers a version of forgiveness whose goal is to unload our burdens so we can feel better and 'move on'. Once we attain this level, we're allowed to be happy. But this book suggests something radically different: the world's version of forgiveness is sadly incomplete. It's unfinished. Only through the transformative power of our wounds themselves, can the fullness of perfect forgiveness be attained.