Triumph of the Heart: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World


Product Details

Avery Publishing Group
Publish Date
August 11, 2015
6.4 X 1.2 X 9.0 inches | 1.15 pounds
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About the Author

Megan Feldman Bettencourt is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in magazines such as Glamour, Details, and Southwest: The Magazine, and in newspapers including Newsday and the Dallas Observer.

She began her career as a Central America-based freelancer and holds a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York. She lives in Denver with her husband and son.


2015 Favorite Book of UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center
"Bettencourt recounts inspiring stories of forgiveness from around the world... She encourages us all to do a better job of forgiving others for slights experienced in everyday life, by practicing mindfulness, empathy, and compromise in conflict situations."
--The Greater Good Science Center

"I believe that it is vital for us all--both as individuals and as a society--to think deeply about the question of forgiveness and its power to transform. I delight in the amount of research that Megan Feldman Bettencourt has done here, and I welcome her book as an important contribution to our ongoing cultural conversation about this important topic. I hope it will lead many to reconsider their anger, their bitterness, and their resentments."
--Elizabeth Gilbert, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love

"With stirring stories and serious science, this eloquent book left me questioning my core beliefs about forgiveness."
--Adam Grant, PhD, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take

"Triumph of the Heart skillfully explores forgiveness through many lenses. It is a compelling personal story interwoven with other narratives of forgiveness engagingly embedded in the research and science."
--Fred Luskin, PhD, director of the Stanford Forgiveness Projects and author of Forgive for Good

"Bravo to Megan Feldman Bettencourt for making forgiveness more accessible, and thus the healing of the world more near."
--Marianne Williamson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Return to Love

"Presenting scientific research alongside her own personal experiences, as well as fascinating insights into the stories and practices of others, Megan Feldman Bettencourt expertly demonstrates why forgiveness is so essential in our world today."
--Marina Cantacuzino, founder of The Forgiveness Project