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The Story of Hope: A journey from despair to freedom

The Story of Hope: A journey from despair to freedom

by Katherine Elizabeth James


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The Story of Hope is the book the author, locked in despair, was desperate to read but unable to find. So, she wrote a book of her own.

It's a beautifully illustrated fictional tale with a deep modern meaning about an undiscovered Hero called Hope. Trapped in the attic of despair, she finds the courage to embark on a journey of self-discovery, protected by a beautiful cloak.

The story begins with Hope feeling alone and abandoned by the world. Watching a laughing crowd in party dress from her attic window, she longs to join them but knows she would never fit in. Hiding behind her cloak, she embarks on a Hero's Journey to find her true identity.

Step-by-step, through the seasons and a complex kaleidoscope of emotions, Hope finds the confidence to take up her rightful place in the world.

Through the book, Hope shares valuable insights about her journey to help other struggling heroes. She encourages them to rewrite their own story of hope where victory through vulnerability is their greatest strength.

This book guides those in despair from what feels like a grey, empty existence to a place of colour and confidence: the life they were meant to lead.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781838013004
Publisher: Storyarc Publishing
Publication date: 05/21/2020
Pages: 38
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

The author, Katherine Elizabeth James runs a business storytelling consultancy from Hampshire in the UK. Katherine has a heart for helping those struggling with mental health problems having fought her own painful battle with depression. A shy, sensitive child, she spent many hours in the attic of the large house by the sea where she grew up, trying to make sense of the world. She fed her imagination with fairy tales and fantasy literature like the Hobbit, Wizard of Oz and Alice and Wonderland. Feeling like an undiscovered Princess, the idea of 'The Story of Hope' was born. The Heroes and Heroines of those tales became her friends. Later, working with young people with mental health issues, she saw how they often retreated into their own 'attic' of despair, hiding away from the world. She realised that we are all on a Hero's Journey, called to find hope by conquering adversity. Now Katherine uses storytelling to help others navigate uncertainty on their own personal journey of self-discovery. Through her work and her writing, Katherine empowers others to share their own story of hope, where victory through vulnerability is their greatest strength.

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