Help! I Need to Forgive

Forgiveness is one of the hardest things to do for the Christian teen. It is much easier to keep score and break friendships. Peter can definitely relate to this approach of being a scorekeeper of wrongs. And our Lord loves him and you too much to leave you there. Follow along as Jesus takes Peter on a much needed hike into a biblical understanding of true forgiveness. The journey is recorded in Matthew 18. The destination will be freeing!

The gospel, rightly understood, promotes holiness, not sin.


Help! I Need to Forgive Journal

Record impacting statements and write out your answers to the Questions for Reflection at the end of each chapter.

My Tree (Bitterness)

Use this simple discipleship tool to get to the heart of your struggle with forgiveness.

Relating to Someone Hard to Love

Study these key Scripture passages that reveal what God says about relating to those who are hard for us to love.

Teach Me Your Way, Lord (Part 1)

Explore the command of Jesus in Luke 6:35-36 to “love your enemies” and generously display God’s mercy to them. God only commands this of us, but as the "God of Mercy" demonstrates it to us.

Teach Me Your Way, Lord (Part 2)

Jesus not only gave us the command to love our enemies, He lived it perfectly. Study through these narrative passages in the gospel of Luke and behold our merciful Savior.

The “LifeLine Mini-book for Teens Series” meets critical needs for today’s young people. The biblical approach, structured presentation, and personal application projects make these mini-books ideal for parents and other counselors of teens. Thank you Shepherds Press and The Wilds for beginning to fill a crucial void in biblical counseling tools.

— Dr. Jim Berg

The LifeLine mini-books have a long history of biblical faithfulness while clearly explaining how the Scriptures apply to life’s struggles. It is wonderful that this series is now expanding to address issues that teens face. We all know that the issues being faced by today’s teens, their parents and disciplers are very challenging. I’m thankful that these booklets will address the current issues not only with biblical faithfulness but clear biblical, practical application.

— Dr. Ernie Baker

About the Author

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Jim Newcomer

Dr. Jim Newcomer has served in pastoral ministry since 1994. Additionally, he teaches biblical counseling in several graduate institutions since 2000. He is certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. He and his wife Lorie reside in the Metro Detroit area of Michigan.


Publication date:

October 1, 2023

Pages: 48

ISBN: 978-1-63342-313-8

“Unlike the many counseling resources we can find for adults, there are few directly relatable to teens and the issues they face. These mini-books bring the Scriptures to bear in a relevant way for both teens and those ministering to them.”
– Dr. Stuart Scott