Apprenticed to Hope
A Sourcebook for Difficult Times
ISBN10: 0806657642 ISBN13: 9780806657646 Contributors: Neraas, Julie Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub Published: Mar 1 2009 Pages: 159 Weight: 0.55lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.25" Language: English
With emphasis on its spiritual and religious dimensions, Apprenticed to Hope: A Sourcebook for Difficult Times, is a compelling compilation of thirty-two essays exploring the nature of hope. Julie Neraas draws from a wide range of sources, offering many different ways to think about hope. She considers hope's relationship with faith, the human imagination, and community; distinguishes authentic hope from optimism and false hope, and draws upon her own experience with chronic illness, as well as what she has learned from places where hope is tested. Additionally, she addresses contemporary questions about where we can look for sources of hope in turbulent times.