Hope is something we all desire and need. But what exactly is it? And where can we find it? Basing her teaching soundly on Scripture and sharing real-life stories, respected author and counselor Hunt explains how hope is more than a vague emotion---and clearly defines how it can change your life and anchor your soul. 218 pages, softcover from Crossway.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 218 Vendor: Crossway Books & Bibles Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.500 X 5.500 (inches) ISBN: 1433503972 ISBN-13: 9781433503979 Availability: In Stock
Respected author and counselor June Hunt champions the healing power of hope. Those experiencing brokenness and hurt will find encouragement and healing as they encounter the hope of the Bible.
JUNE HUNT is founder of Hope for the Heart, a worldwide biblical counseling ministry, and hosts the award-winning radio program by the same name. Her numerous books include Seeing Yourself Through Gods Eyes, Healing the Hurting Heart, and Bonding with Your Teen through Boundaries.
In Hope for Your Heart: Finding Strength in Life's Storms, June Hunt tackles the challenging task of defining hope. Many Christians flippantly refer to hope but don't stop to consider its life-changing ramifications. June Hunt has been a counselor for more than thirty years and titled this book after her worldwide biblical counseling ministry. Hunt shares from her own family's pain and from the stories of many persons she has counseled. She is the author of many previous books, including How to Forgive When You Don't Feel Like It, Seeing Yourself Through God's Eyes, and Keeping Your Cool When Your Anger Is Hot!
After years of leading Hope for Your Heart ministry, Hunt actually tried to nail down the definition of hope. She came across Hebrews 6:19 which says, "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." Throughout the book, Hunt uses this tangible metaphor of an anchor.
Hunt divides her book into three sections: "The Reasons for Hope," "The Sources of Hope," and "The Benefits of Hope." In these sections, she continues to use metaphors related to the sea and also includes personal anecdotes. At the end of each chapter she also shares a brief lesson titled "Anchoring Your Hope" that makes a correlation between history (e.g. the Titanic) and our spiritual lives.
To be honest the title, Hope for Your Heart, and cover of this book did not grab my attention. Hunts sincerity and insights, however, truly changed my understanding of hope and drew me closer to Christ. Also, toward the end of the book, Hunt clearly presents the gospel in an accessible way. This would be an encouraging gift for someone in the midst of lifes storms. Melinda Zurcher, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com