The Hopeful Heart

The Hopeful Heart

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by John R. Claypool
     
 

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Hope is to the human spirit what breath is to the physical body—the very fuel that animates our being. So says best-selling author John Claypool. But with hopefulness comes the possibility of disappointment. How can we hope and yet be realistic about what we hope for? What is a hope that doesn’t disappoint? In his inimitable pastoral and gentle way,

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Hope is to the human spirit what breath is to the physical body—the very fuel that animates our being. So says best-selling author John Claypool. But with hopefulness comes the possibility of disappointment. How can we hope and yet be realistic about what we hope for? What is a hope that doesn’t disappoint? In his inimitable pastoral and gentle way, Claypool explores biblically based avenues to hopefulness. Beginning with what we can and cannot know of God's promises, he discusses the value of humility in the face of the Great Mystery that is God. Claypool then examines what we can expect by letting God be God, and he looks at the place of forgiveness and second chances in seeking hope. His conclusion addresses the greatest hope, that of the life to come beyond the grave. This very personal book, written without theological jargon, will be a welcome companion to anyone who is struggling with disappointment, fear, or loss.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819225689
Publisher:
Church Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
692,148
File size:
2 MB

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The Hopeful Heart 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For those who have suffered loss this book gives comfort from a man who has walked the walk and so beautifully speaks of both his loss and his deep Christian faith. He doesn't sugarcoat the grief; and he doesn't sugarcoat his faith. It is a book best understood by those who have lost a loved one but can be beneficial to any reader. It is one of the best books on grief that I have ever read.