The Friend who Forgives

A true story about how Peter failed and Jesus forgave

Beautifully-illustrated hardback book about how Peter failed and Jesus forgave

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Do you ever talk before you think? Mess up? Let others down? That’s what Peter did, again and again and again, and it led him to abandoning his best friend, Jesus.

Peter loved Jesus. He felt terrible when he pretended not to know him. He thought all was lost when Jesus died.

But Jesus is not like our other friends. He wants to forgive us when we are really sorry, even when we mess up again and again and again. And because Jesus died and rose again, he can. Jesus’ death took the punishment for all of Peter’s mistakes and all our mistakes, and his resurrection showed the penalty was lifted.

After he rose from the dead, Jesus went and found Peter and forgave him, and he can do the same for us. Peter spent the rest of his life telling people that if they put their trust in Jesus, they could be forgiven too—again and again and again.

Children know all about failing, but they don’t always experience true forgiveness. This book points them to Jesus, the Friend who will forgive them again and again and again.

Product details


Age range: 3 - 6
Author Dan DeWitt, Catalina Echeverri
ISBN 9781784983024
Format Hardback
First published 2018
Dimensions 220mm x 260mm x 10mm
Language English
Pages 32
Publisher The Good Book Company

Other information

This is a first storybook for Dan, although he has self-published some chapter books for older children called The Owlings. He is also the author of Life in the Wild.


We don’t need to look like Peter or sound like Peter to find ourselves acting like Peter — saying foolish things to and about Jesus Christ. So it’s great to be reminded how Jesus is always a far better friend to us than we are to him.

Sam Allberry

Speaker and apologist for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

This book is beautifully illustrated, theologically strong, and, most importantly, kids will love it! As a dad, I want this book because it will help me instill the importance of forgiveness in my kids from a young age.

Jimmy Scroggins

Lead Pastor, Family Church

A stunning book that tells the story of bumbling, enthusiastic Peter and his friendship with Jesus, through the good and bad times. It's illustrated with the most beautiful, detailed, and characterful pictures. Another favourite to add to the collection.

Jane Watkins

Head of Children's Work, Above Bar Church, Southampton

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The Friend who Forgives | Dan DeWitt, Catalina Echeverri | £8.99 £7.64