The Fragrance of Crushed Violets: Forgiving the Inexcusable Bible Study Booklet by Cathy Bryant

The Fragrance of Crushed Violets: Forgiving the Inexcusable is a companion Bible study booklet on forgiveness written to go along with the spiritual theme of the fifth Miller’s Creek novel, A Bridge Unbroken by Cathy Bryant. The book is designed to work for either individual or group study. 

A women's Bible study group has been formed on Facebook, and will be studying the topic of forgiveness using this book beginning July 1, 2014. We would love to have you join us at LifeSword We'd also love to have join a Facebook Book Chat about the book on Tuesday, June 17th from 6-7 p.m. MDT

The Fragrance of Crushed Violets: Forgiving the InexcusableThe Fragrance of Crushed Violets: Forgiving the Inexcusable
by Cathy Bryant
Bible Study Booklet
Paperback72 Pages
May 16th 2014 by Wordvessel Press   


What do we do when a loved one, boss, co-worker, friend, or enemy seem determined to bring us down through an attack? How do we handle it when their assault is personal, public, deep, unjust, unfair, and unfounded? Take it one step further. How do we deal with meaningless acts of destruction and death, say in something similar to the Twin Towers incident or a school shooting, especially when the offender shows no remorse? Do we file it in our brains and rack it up to “one more senseless act” and chance to think that God somehow messed up?

In short, how do we move past the hurt and anger to a place of forgiveness?

Join us as we examine relevant scriptures about forgiveness and come away with a scriptural understanding of:
what forgiveness is and what it isn’t
God’s role in the process of forgiveness
what Jesus did at the cross for each of us
our mandate to forgive as we’ve been forgiven
what gets in the way of forgiving others
how to truly forgive

Quotes From the Book

"Ultimate forgiveness can only be found in God, because all sin is ultimately against God."

"Forgiveness isn't natural; it's supernatural."
“…through forgiveness, we reveal to a watching world the perfect illustration of what Christ has done for each of us.”

About the Author

Cathy Bryant writes both Christian fiction and devotional materials. She’s written devotions for The Upper Room devotional magazine, two devotional books, and for various online devotional sites including her own website, The Fragrance of Crushed Violets is her first Bible study booklet.

Cathy's standalone novels are set in the fictional town of Miller's Creek, Texas, where folks are friendly, the iced tea is sweet, and Mama Beth's front porch beckons. Her debut novel, Texas Roads, was a 2009 ACFW Genesis contest finalist and has been on the Amazon Kindle Best-Seller list. Since then she's added four other books to the Miller's Creek novels, the latest one released in Spring 2014. Readers have compared her novels to those of Karen Kingsbury and Nicholas Sparks and have called Miller's Creek the Texas version of Mayberry.

A native Texan, Cathy currently resides in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountains of northern New Mexico with her minister husband of over thirty years. When she’s writing, you can find her rummaging through thrift stores, hiking through the wilderness, or up to her elbows in yet another home improvement project in the mountain cabin she calls home.


1 Kindle ebook of The Fragrance of Crushed Violets
Ends June 20th

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  1. Thank you so much for your help with the reveal.

  2. Linda Rainey6/14/14, 2:09 PM

    Cathy Bryant ,and her Miller Creek Series,helped lead me into bringing God closer in my life.

  3. This book looks amazing. I love the quotes that you posted!

  4. Cali Willette6/15/14, 1:05 PM

    My mom would like this. <3 Great giveaway!

  5. Thanks for the chance!

  6. Chris Granville6/17/14, 4:11 PM

    Cathy your writing really helps my walk with my Lord Chris Granville

  7. WOW!!! AWESOME giveaway!!! Thanks for reviewing & hosting Jennifers Threats of Sky and Sea!!!! Sounds like a really great read. I'm looking forward to reading it!! :)

  8. I do too. It's not really a plot I've read before either.

  9. That is so great to hear. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Thanks, Natalie. She did pick some good quotes.

  11. I did really like it. I'm really ready to read the next book. It reminded me a little of Throne of Glass or Graceling, but it's also very different.

  12. It was really good. I'd definitely recommend it.

  13. I hope you enjoy this when you get to read it.

  14. I thought the premise did a really good job in being mysterious enough that it doesn't spoil anything. This was a really good book!

  15. The cover is beautiful - I definitely agree.

  16. Lol! Should I feel guilty. I'm all about spreading the love. You should see my tbr list! ;)

  17. This was written really well and I really loved the story. I hope you enjoy it!

  18. I would consider it clean. There is an affair going on that is hinted to, so that's the innuendo. I think you'd like it, Dena.

  19. Mine does too. It's pretty hopeless. I need like two or three of me. ;)

  20. I think you'd like it, Pam. Let me know what you think if you end up reading it.

  21. I really enjoyed it and I hope you do too!

  22. Sounds like a good book. Thanks for the chance!

  23. It was really good. I hope you enjoy it if you get a chance to read it.

  24. Im not on Facebook but definitely will check this study out.


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