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Former ESPN Producer Jason Romano Walks Away from Dream Job, Pens Book About Forgiveness

Steve Zeller, author of "Raising Boys The Zeller Way," speaks at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana.

In his new book Live to Forgive, former ESPN producer Jason Romano walks readers through his personal journey of forgiving his alcoholic father.

“Not only will you learn the process of forgiving, but you will also learn how to treat someone who is suffering from addiction or alcoholism,” says Dwight “Doc” Gooden, 1985 National League Cy Young Winner. “This is a must-read for anyone struggling with forgiveness, bitterness, or the ripple-effects of addiction.”

Through sharing his own story, Romano invites readers to enter into their own messy journeys of forgiveness—to fully feel their pain, evaluate their pain, transform their pain, and ultimately forgive those who caused their pain.

“This was a difficult book to write because I was forced to re-visit some of the most painful moments of my life,” Romano says. “But in sharing these stories, I hope that others will feel less alone on their own journeys toward forgiveness. My prayer is that we can heal and find freedom together.”

The book’s Amazon release date is January 15, but readers can receive their copy by Christmas if they order through The Core Media Group’s website. The book’s release is especially timely, as many are forced to confront the tension and pain in their families during the holiday season.

“Jason’s story means a lot to me. I, too, had a challenging relationship with my father,” says Bart Millard, MercyMe lead singer. “Forgiveness is a difficult thing. Jason does not sugarcoat the process in his book Live to Forgive. He challenges readers to enter into the messiness of the healing process, something that involves a lot of hard work.”

Live to Forgive is already receiving praise for its gripping storytelling and its relevant application for readers. The foreword is penned by four-time MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry, and the book has already been endorsed by people from all corners of the media including New York Times bestselling authors Mo Isom and Tony Dungy, ESPN anchor Bob Ley, Fox Sports Analyst Chris Broussard and ESPN SportsCenter host Jemele Hill.

“My dear friend, Jason Romano, took the pain in his own life—stemming from his father—and used it to strengthen his mission in the world and bring hope to others,” says Benjamin Watson, NFL Tight End. “His book is a must-read for all, as we are each challenged to make the most of the hand that we have been dealt and become who God intended us to be.”

The only route to true peace, Romano believes, is forgiveness.

Live to Forgive: Moving Forward When Those We Love Hurt Us is available through The Core Media Group and Amazon.


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