I am a newcomer to forgiveness and grace since meeting God at 50. When I picked up The Unburdened Heart I worried that it was just another "feel good" book about forgiving others. Halfway through the first chapter I knew my worries were unfounded. Suzie has made forgiveness real in an honest, raw way. Her no nonsense approach to forgiveness of self and those who have hurt you, along with her step by step process complete with definitions of the types of forgiveness, brought me to a place of healing. She dispenses with the current "fluffy, feel good forgiveness" route and takes you on a journey to what forgiveness truly is...hard, emotional, painful but necessary if we truly want to heal and move on. She teaches you how to unlock doors that you had slammed shut and find the freedom to move out of your bitterness, anger, and pain and into the sunlight of God's providence. I love that Suzie keeps it real throughout the entire book, infusing not only her own forgiveness journey but the journey of others as well. I especially loved learning the Greek definitions for forgiveness. I intend to give this book to all my daughters and some of my friends this Christmas. It is a must read for every woman. (I also think there needs to be a man's version of this book!) God bless you Suzie for this timely, insightful book.