Beautiful Hope: Finding Hope Every Day in a Broken World

Beautiful Hope: Finding Hope Every Day in a Broken World

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We live in a culture that produces hopelessness with astounding consistency. When everything seems chaotic and we are faced with a multitude of negative realities, we might be tempted to say that nothing makes sense anymore. But we are not alone—God walks with us and his presence fills us with hope. Because of this we are able to smile in the midst of our di culties. Despair is defeated because God is with us. Hope does not disappoint! What gives you hope? What are your hopes and dreams—for yourself, your children, your church, your community, your nation? What sustains that hope and turns those dreams into reality? What are some of the unique ways you bring hope to people in your life? The contributors featured in Beautiful Hope offer intensely personal answers to these questions. Some of them are well-known authors and speakers, but many are ordinary Catholics dealing with everyday life with all its challenges and problems, just like you. Their stories are meant to spark your own exploration of hope and increase its abundance in your life. Today many are worried about the future and what it holds. Many are concerned about the future of our Church. If we are to become those who can shine the light of faith into the darkness of our world, things must change. We need an infusion of hope so we can see more clearly and live boldly as children of God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781929266951
Publisher: Wellspring
Publication date: 10/02/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 164,474
File size: 188 KB

Table of Contents

Prelude Matthew Kelly 1

Introduction: Never Lose Hope By Pope Francis 9

Part 1 Choosing Hope

A Powerful Force Fr. Mike Schmitz 17

The Triumph of Hope Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT 23

Expect the Impossible Fr. Jacques Philippe 28

A Father's Hope Tom Pagano 33

The Path of Hope Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ 38

Part 2 Hope in the Church

This Little Light of Mine Jessica Lusher Gravagna 45

Live Differently Cardinal Donald Wuerl 51

If It All Depends On Me Pat McKeown 56

Answering the Call Fr. Jonathan Meyer 62

Part 3 Hope in Action

A God of Miracles Linda Maliani 70

Soul Searching Derek Gazal 75

Nadia Rebecca Recznik 80

An Anniversary to Remember Marguerite Brambani 84

Ordinary Grace Talia Westerby 88

Part 4 Becoming Hope

School of Hope Archbishop José H. Gomez 96

Instruments of Giallo Msgr. Geno Sylva, STD 102

The ABC's of Hope Allen R. Hunt 107

Hands of Hope Grandpa Hess 112

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