A Weekly Encounter: 52 Meditations of Hope joins inspirational quotations by world-renowned personalities from throughout history with Bible verses to offer a year's worth of thought-provoking weekly meditations.
With quotes from world leaders such as Thomas Jefferson, thinkers such as Aristotle and Confucius, and countless other writers, philosophers, religious leaders, social activists, and sports stars, the individuals quoted represent diverse cultures, national origins, creeds, and historical periods. Interestingly, the quotations show that, whether secular or spiritual, these iconic figures have often meditated on the magnanimity of the Creator.
With this book, their words will encourage thoughtful meditation on various related ideas within each of the fifty-two "Thought of the Week" meditation topics based on biblical verse.
In addition to the weekly meditations, a list of carefully selected readings is provided for further exploration of the concepts presented.
This easy-to-use book is organized into nine thematic chapters, which can be read in any order. And while the chapters look at issues such the church, love, light, and joy, the focus of the book is to offer hope in the message of Jesus Christ's resurrection and salvation.
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About the Author
A Guyanese American, Erwin K. Thomas, PhD, was born in Guyana, South America as the eldest of eleven children. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Oregon in Eugene, the City University of New York's Brooklyn College, and the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
He taught at Norfolk State University in Virginia, the State University of New York at Oswego, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee before retiring to Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he lives with his wife, Mary Barta Thomas.
In 2010, he served as vice president of the Institute for Learning in Retirement at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, and he has been a lifelong member of the Church of the Holy Apostles, an ecumenical community of Episcopalians and Roman Catholics in Virginia Beach.
His published books include Mass Media in 2025, which he coedited, and his latest, A Weekly Encounter: 52 Meditations of Hope.