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The Gift of Disillusionment: Enduring Hope for Leaders After Idealism Fades

The Gift of Disillusionment: Enduring Hope for Leaders After Idealism Fades

by Peter Greer, Chris Horst
The Gift of Disillusionment: Enduring Hope for Leaders After Idealism Fades

The Gift of Disillusionment: Enduring Hope for Leaders After Idealism Fades

by Peter Greer, Chris Horst

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Overview

Hope for Leaders Facing Burnout and Discouragement

Around the world, discouragement erodes the vitality of organizations. Visionaries often succumb to cynicism. Zealous advocates give up. Leaders coast as their passion for the cause grows cold.

Grounded in research, this book is an invitation for followers of Jesus to sustain hope in long-term service. It's about moving past the false hope of idealism and the faint hope of disillusionment to discover true Christian hope.

You will gain encouragement through the study of the book of Jeremiah woven throughout as the authors explore how the Lord prophetically met and sustained Jeremiah during his lifetime of faithfulness despite literally nothing going as he'd hoped. Glean further inspiration by reading the stories of Christian leaders from around the globe: Zimbabwe, Haiti, Guatemala, Poland, Palestine, the Philippines, India, Zambia, and Lebanon. For this is a moment when we need the global Church's perspective and influence.

Don't give up and don't check out. These are confounding and perilous days, yet God's sustaining presence can bring joy, hope, and encouragement even amid heartache and disappointment.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764238260
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/12/2022
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 535,875
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Peter Greer is the president and CEO of HOPE International, and Chris Horst is HOPE International's chief advancement officer. HOPE is a global, Christ-centered economic development organization serving throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Together, Peter and Chris wrote Mission Drift, a Christianity Today Book of the Year, and Rooting for Rivals.

Table of Contents

1 Invitation to Hope 13

2 False Hope 23

3 Faint Hope 33

4 Forgotten Hope 43

5 Upward 55

6 An Unexpected Guide 61

7 Enduring Hope 69

8 Suffering 79

9 Surrender 89

10 Commitment 98

11 Outward 108

12 Justice 114

13 Sacrifice 127

14 Forgiveness 136

15 Onward 150

16 Discernment 154

17 Obedience 167

18 Perseverance 177

19 Community 187

Conclusion: Finding Hope 197

Acknowledgments 202

About the Authors 205

Recommended Resources for Further Study 208

Notes 210

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