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In these uncertain days of financial instability, worldwide unrest, and major life changes, most of us have learned that our confidence can no longer be placed in man alone. We realize that we must have faith, trust, and hope in something or Someone beyond ourselves. You will want to come back again and again to contemplate this Invitation to Hope, beautiful meditations that have been written especially for those who have lost their way and need to be encouraged to find the hope in any difficult situation. Based on the suffering of Christ, Gould considers fifteen significant moments that occurred during the last week of Christ's life on earth as taught by Catholic tradition. Although Protestant herself, Gould uncovers, through simple, poignant meditations, the "gifts of hope" that can be found in the Stations of the Cross and Christ's suffering. These gifts allow hope to become the definer of circumstances, and will lead you to trust the impossible to the Author of the Possible Each meditation is accompanied by an inspirational photograph taken by the author and concludes with a meaningful church hymn that helps to demonstrate the gift of hope that exists in that particular moment in Christ's suffering. And as you ponder these words, hope will seep into your heart and mind and you will be sustained and lifted up, even as you endure your own suffering. Invitation to Hope is a beautiful and sensitive marriage of faith traditions, and is a book you are sure to enjoy and cherish for many years to come. Know that Hope never fails
Beverleyann Gould was born into a multi-racial family and learned early in life the hard lesson to be seen and never heard. She knew pain and suffering as a child and they became her uninvited constant companion throughout much of her adult life. She and her husband, Bill, endured personal and financial bankruptcy with the loss of job and home. She travailed through the loss of relationship with both of her children and her husbands diagnosis of terminal cancer in 1994 and again in 2002. She grieved his dying in 2006not as one who is without hope, but as one who has gone through the wilderness of pain and suffering and found love and care for her soul.
Through short meditations on the suffering of Christ, readers will discover the gift of hope revealed in the love of God that will lead them do trust the impossible to the Author of the Possible.