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Hopeful Imagination: Prophetic Voices in Exile
Walter Brueggemann

Fortress Press, 1986

Professor Brueggemann here examines the literature and experience of an era in which Israel's prophets faced the pastoral responsibility of helping people to enter into exile, to be in exile, and to depart out of exile. He addresses three major prophetic traditions: Jeremiah (the pathos of God), Ezekiel (the holiness of God), and 2 Isaiah (the newness of God). This literature is seen to contain the theological resources for handling both ...


A Hopeful Heart (Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel)
Amy Clipston

Zondervan, 2013

In A Hopeful Heart , the first novel of the new Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series from best-selling author Amy Clipston, Hannah finds herself at a crossroads in her life. Her community offers her love and support after the untimely death of her husband, but an Englisher offers her the chance of a new life after her unexpected tragedy. Wealthy businessman Trey Peterson is surprised by his attraction to the gentle Amish woman who ...



Louise Bay, 2014

***For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and the Crossfire Series*** Leah Thompson’s life in London is everything she's supposed to want: a successful career, the best girlfriends a bottle of sauvignon blanc can buy, and a wealthy boyfriend who has just proposed. But something doesn't feel right. Is it simply a case of ‘be careful what you wish for’? Uncertain about her future, Leah looks to her past, where she finds her high school ...


Ever Hopeful (Evers, Texas Book 1), 2014

***Semifinalist in the Romance Category of Kindle Book Review's Best Kindle Books of 2014*** Fate and second chances… Laura Kensington knows it’s now or never. If she doesn’t leave her abusive husband, not only is her life in danger but the life of her unborn child is as well. But even after the monster she married dies suddenly, Laura realizes she can never escape his family, the ruthless and dangerous Kensington clan, who consider ...


Hopeful Girls, Troubled Boys: Race and Gender Disparity in Urban Education
Nancy Lopez

Routledge, 2002

This book is an ethnographic study of Carribean youth in New York City to help explain how and why schools and cities are failing boys of color.


The Hopeful Gal's Guide to IVF: A Step-By-Step Journey to In Vitro Fertilization Success, 2013

Infertility might make baby making difficult but it does not mean it's impossible. With the process of In Vitro Fertilization, couples have more promising odds at beating infertility at its own game. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) can be quite intimidating for anyone considering it as a viable option for having a child. It's easy to learn the step-by-step process of an IVF protocol, however, as most infertile people will agree, it's ...


Hopeful: Return to Sugarcreek, Book One
Shelley Shepard Gray

Avon Inspire, 2014

In the Amish town of Sugarcreek, love comes in many forms. But will it come at all for Miriam? Miriam Zehr has worked at the Sugarcreek Inn longer than she cares to admit. The restaurant is a favorite of town residents as well as the many tourists who come to taste the famous Amish fare. Though she always tries to have a smile for every customer, deep down Miriam knows something's missing: a family of her own. Miriam has never felt ...


Be Hopeful (1 Peter): How to Make the Best of Times Out of Your Worst of Times (The BE Series Commentary)
Warren W. Wiersbe

David C. Cook, 2009

"Hope is not a sedative; it is a shot of adrenaline, a blood transfusion."  Through clever word pictures like this, best-selling author and former pastor Warren Wiersbe preaches the same message Peter preached so long ago.  Turning each enlightening page, believers gain increasing confidence in true Hope, a God in whom they don't just wish for eternal life.  In Scripture, hope means the promise of salvation for those who have ...



Louise Bay, 2014

Guys like Joel Wentworth weren't supposed to fall in love with girls like me. He could have had his pick of the girls on campus, but somehow the laws of nature were defied and we fell crazy in love. After graduation, Joel left for New York. And, despite him wanting me to go with him, I'd refused, unwilling to disappoint my parents and risk the judgment of my friends. I hadn’t seen him again. Never even spoken to him. I've spent the last ...


The Hopeful Heart
John R. Claypool


Hope is to the human spirit what breath is to the physical body—the very fuel that animates our being. So says best-selling author John Claypool. But with hopefulness comes the possibility of disappointment. How can we hope and yet be realistic about what we hope for? What is a hope that doesn’t disappoint? In his inimitable pastoral and gentle way, Claypool explores biblically based avenues to hopefulness. Beginning with what we can and ...


Earthwise: A Guide to Hopeful Creation Care
Calvin B DeWitt

Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2011

Earthwise is about living in harmony with the natural world around us and sharing the joy of this living. Sadly, our ways of life in today's global economy have led to increasing land and habitat destruction, pollution, species extinction, buildup of "greenhouse gases," and other degradations of the earth. But rather than grovel and wring our hands in despair, lifelong creation care scientist Calvin B. DeWitt suggests we discover a joyful, ...


Hopeful Parenting: Encouragement for Raising Kids Who Love God
David Jeremiah

David C. Cook, 2008

The wisdom you need from the pastor you love. Parenting is far from easy. From first steps to first dates, parenthood is filled with unique challenges. Yet there is no greater joy than nurturing one of God's most precious gifts. New York Times best-selling author David Jeremiah presents a heartwarming look at adventures in parenting. Drawing from his own rich journey through fatherhood, Pastor David Jeremiah shares wit and wisdom on ...


Hopeful Journeys: German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America, 1717-1775 (Early ...
Aaron Spencer Fogleman

University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996

In 1700, some 250,000 white and black inhabitants populated the thirteen American colonies, with the vast majority of whites either born in England or descended from English immigrants. By 1776, the non-Native American population had increased tenfold, and non-English Europeans and Africans dominated new immigration. Of all the European immigrant groups, the Germans may have been the largest. Aaron Spencer Fogleman has written the first ...


Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer's: One Daughter's Hopeful Story
Lauren Kessler

Penguin Books, 2008

Previously published in HC as Dancing With Rose One journalist?s riveting?and surprisingly hopeful? in-the-trenches view of Alzheimer?s Nearly five million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer?s. Like many children of Alzheimer?s sufferers, Lauren Kessler, an accomplished journalist, was devastated by the disease that seemed to erase her mother?s identity even before claiming her life. But suppose people with Alzheimer?s ...


Polyamory: Roadmaps for the Clueless & Hopeful
Anthony Ravenscroft

Crossquarter Publishing Group, 2004

Tony Ravenscroft leaves behind the speculation, the guesswork, and the Utopianism that only confuse the discussion. Polyamory: Roadmaps for the Clueless & Hopeful begins from the absolute basics of intimate relationships, and clearly lays out the pitfalls and problems that await everyone who embarks upon this difficult and highly rewarding way of life. Polyamory (the book) is for everyone with any interest in the subject. Whether you’re ...


Turnaround and Beyond: A Hopeful Future for the Small Membership Church
Ronald K Crandall

Abingdon Press, 2008

Since its publication in 1995, Ron Crandall’s Turnaround Strategies for the Small Church has become required reading for anyone striving to revitalize the ministry of a small membership congregation. That book was built on extensive interviews and studies conducted in dozens of small membership churches, across several denominations, that had experienced significant turnaround. In a new study Crandall has now returned to those congregations ...


The Hopeful Skeptic: Revisiting Christianity from the Outside
Nick Fiedler

IVP Books, 2009

Nick Fiedler (of Nick and Josh Podcast fame) decided to travel the world for a year or so, and in the process of figuring out what to set aside, what to carry along and what to throw out, heard a little voice telling him to set aside the faith of his childhood. So Nick changed his Facebook religion status from Christian to "Hopeful Skeptic" and set out to see where God would take him. If you find yourself asking nagging questions of the faith ...


Hopeful Imagination
Mike Queen, Jayne Davis

Nurturing Faith Inc., 2014

Christian congregations, like just about everything else in our culture, are undergoing tremendous change. That's not a huge revelation. Almost everyone involved with congregations agrees with that statement, because we live with that reality. One of the central changes for congregations today is that they are no longer the center of social and cultural life in most communities. Today, depending on where you live, churches are somewhere between ...


From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom: Hopeful Essays for 21st Century Learning
Marc R. Prensky

Corwin, 2012

An expert perspective on 21st century education What can you learn on a cell phone? Almost anything! How does that concept fit with our traditional system of education? It doesn’t. Best-selling author and futurist Marc Prensky’s book of essays challenges educators to “reboot” and make the changes necessary to prepare students for 21st century careers and living. His “bottom-up” vision includes students’ ideas about what they ...


Thankful: Return to Sugarcreek, Book Two
Shelley Shepard Gray

Avon Inspire, 2014

New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray captures the beauty, devotion, and warmth of Amish life in this engaging tale of family, commitment, trust, and love set in the beloved community of Sugarcreek. Christina Kempf has always known that God chose Aden Reese to be her husband. As children, he was there to save her when she fell through the ice, and he’s been by her side ever since. After his parents died in a car accident ten ...



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