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Trade Paperback
128 pages
Jan 2005
Barbour Publishing

Journeys Of Hope: 30 True Stories of Faith in Adversity

by Allison Gappa Bottke

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Is God interested in our everyday life? A primer of intimate stories about individuals and God meeting each other, Journeys of Hope resoundingly answers “yes.”

A community health employee resents her assignment to teach life skills to inner-city teens only to learn with and from them that God's path is far preferable to a human path. A Hungarian migrant remembers the World War II Christian enemy soldier who helped her family. A big brother wants to win a Christmas bear for his sick little sister and somehow, with everything looking hopeless, God gives him that bear. These 30 histories are simple, appealing, from a wide range of Christians, and full of great spiritual food. Men and women just like you share glimpses into their innermost lives, in sickness, health, wealth, penury, war, loneliness, resentment, desperation--all those private problems the Lord wants you to hand to Him so that He can fill you with His hope.

Founder of the God Allows U-Turns Project, farmer, and author Allison Bottke gathered these narratives first-hand. She ends Journeys of Hope by sharing brief bios about each of the contributors. A perfect book for carrying hither and yon to fill a few spare moments, Journeys of Hope also holds interest for longer reading sessions. Whether individually, or in family or groups, older primary children through adults will enjoy and learn from these narratives. Other books in this series include: Journeys of Love, Journeys of Friendship, and Journeys of Joy.Donna Eggett, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Many people will tell you that the very best things in life are love, friendship, hope, and joy. But sometimes the trials of life - tragic losses, bad decisions - can make those treasures feel distant and out of reach. In this encouraging series of four books, God Allows U-Turns Project founder Allison Gappa Bottke offers true stories of life-changing experiences - those that open hearts to life's captivating joy and surprising hope. These beautifully woven life stories align our longing to connect and be understood with God's deepest desire to gather us together as brothers, sisters, and families, revealing truth and beauty.