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Hopelifter: Creative Ways to Spread Hope When Life Hurts

Hopelifter: Creative Ways to Spread Hope When Life Hurts

by Kathe Wunnenberg


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“I wish there were something I could do to ease the pain.”

How often do women see a friend in distress or crisis, but feel helpless to really make a difference? Hopelifter: Creative Ways to Spread Hope When Life Hurts takes the mystery out of how to be the hands and feet of Jesus to anyone in need of hope, comfort and care. Kathe Wunnenberg, whose hope-lifting ministry has impacted the lives of thousands, demonstrates simple, practical ways that acts of creative compassion can transform lives.

Whether it’s encouraging a jobless friend, lifting the spirits of someone trapped in depression, leaving an anonymous gift for a grieving mother, hosting a starting-over shower for a divorced friend, or playing one small part in long-term support for a family in deep crisis, daily opportunities to make a difference in hurting lives are limitless for a Hopelifter.

The perfect book for women who want to spread hope in their friendships, workplace, neighborhoods, and homes, and ideal for those in caring roles in churches and ministries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310320159
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 08/06/2013
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kathe Wunnenberg is the founder and president of Hopelifters Unlimited. She is a speaker, writer, leader, and connector known for her ability to offer creative solutions for real life problems. The author of Grieving the Loss of a Loved One and Grieving the Child I Never Knew, Kathe lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her family.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Foreword Carol Kent 13

Part 1 Discovering Hope

1 Hopelifters Hope on Wheels 17

2 Knowing Hope 25

3 Hope in a Person 31

4 The Power Behind Our Hope 39

5 Hope in a Place 50

6 Hope in a Process 56

7 Hope in a Possession 61

8 Hope in a Connection 70

Part 2 Embracing Hope

9 Overcoming Hope Blockers 79

10 Hopelifters Need Hope Too 89

11 Developing Your Hope Plan 101

12 Spreading Your Hope 113

Part 3 Giving Hope

13 One Hundred Recipes of Hope* 123

Write Your Own Recipes 225

Appendix A Discussion Guide 229

Appendix B Verses of Hope 237

Appendix C Helpful, Hopeful Websites for Caring 241

Notes 243

Contributors 245

Author's Note 251

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