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It's More Than Wishful Thinking  

Compiled by Amy Lyles Wilson
Series Young Adults

A collection of writings that reminds us how hope plays a role in our lives today, not just tomorrow, and that hope is more than false optimism to those who believe.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-935205-08-1
Publisher: The Upper Room
Imprint: Fresh Air Books
Publication Date: 03/01/2010
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.2500 x 5.5000


“What I have come to see is that there is nothing more important to human beings than hope. . . . People usually do not survive long without hope. They cannot, because hope is the very heart of a human being.” Michael Downey

“Hope is precisely what we have when we do not have something. Hope is not the same thing as optimism that things will go our way, or turn out well. It is rather the certainty that something makes sense, is worth the cost, regardless of how it might turn out.” Michael Downey

“When tragedy strikes, when trouble comes, when life disappoints us, we stand at the crossroads between hope and despair, torn and hurting. Despair cements us in the present. Hope sends us dancing around dark corners trusting in a tomorrow we cannot see because of the multiple pasts of life which we cannot forget." Joan D. Chittister

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