Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Two and a half years ago we received the following testimony on the booklet, How to Be Free From Bitterness. It had been forwarded twice when we received it. You can download the booklet from our website www.ccmbooks.org or you can write us for hard copies (we ask $1/each). A paperback version can be ordered from Canon Press at http://www.canonpress.org/shop/item.asp?itemid=392&catid=

To Whom It May Concern:
Wanted to share: Because I’ve had deep-rooted bitterness and anger for so many years, I kept re-reading the pamphlet, highlighting stuff, but only up to about 2/3rds of it. I couldn’t “sincerely” say the prayer it calls for. After several months of this, I was able too, and found that the other essays after it were XCLNT and informative also. My anger made me a felon almost 7 years ago. Within the last year I’ve been blessed with having that dismissed even. This pamphlet impacted my life, and I will always keep it and reread it to maintain the level of forgiveness it helped me to attain. I consider it my “other bible”. I’ve shared it, recommended it to others, and know that I am blessed to just have been exposed to it. It is a totally different outlook on the topic of bitterness and anger, and a “MUST-HAVE” reading requirement fro those who suffer perpetually due to their inability to let go of anger and bitterness. The introspection essay meant a lot to me also because I beat myself up badly and repetitively from guilt. Now hat I’ve confessed my sin, I know, thru God’s grace, I am forgiven, and I won’t let the “lord of this world”/the devil, use it against me to convict myself anymore. Please maintain my anonymity though. I’m not proud of my past and don’t share it with people who would not benefit from hearing my story. God Bless You!

You brother in Christ,


Kostya said...

Wow! This is amazing! Megan

Anonymous said...

Jim, this testimony is indeed a blessing to read! We rejoice that this man has found freedom from bitterness. The pamphlet has been a wonderful tool used by the Lord over the years. Thank you, and we thank the Lord!
Gregg and Becky Hutton
Kyoto, Japan