Mere Hope: Life in an Age of Cynicism by Jason G. Duesing
This new book from Jason G. Duesing tackles the topic of hope in a modern day cynical world. Duesing shares ways to combat this in each chapter labeled: look down, look in, look out, and look up. He uses familiar examples to illustrate his points such as the work of C.S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. His examples using Tolkien’s work drive home his points and make them more accessible to the reader.
The book is filled with scripture highlighting his points such as when he says, “Belief, trust, and even hope in the unseen dwell at the core of Christian life, as Hebrews 11:1 reminds us: “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not see.”
His story about the people in China not wanting to stop until each village had a church is inspiring and so many bits of the book will help you to see hope in a world where we often just hear the worst on TV.
The book had a bit more of an academic feel than I was expecting. This would make an excellent gift.
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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