Cultivating God's Gift of a Hopeful Spirit
Skylight Paths Publishing, Paperback, 9781594732119, 151pp.
Publication Date: November 2006
Discover the freedom and joy that come when you open your heart to Hope
This practical guide gives you the inspiration, encouragement and practices you need to cultivate a hopeful spirit and thus live a more fulfilling and joyful life. Writing from personal experience and her broad knowledge of many faith traditions, Marcia Ford helps you recognize or develop your own personal images of hope and create a place where you can go to see the many evidences of hope in your life any time despair seeps in. She provides important learning tools that you can apply to everyday life experiences, inspiring personal stories of hope from the famous and not-so-famous and realistic exercises for creating the overall balance and peace you look to achieve in living your life connected to God. Drawing from Christian and Hebrew scripture and the wisdom of spiritual teachers from all traditions, Ford helps you realize that we all can receive a gift of hope and grace from the Divine we just need to be open to accept it.
Topics include: Dealing with DisappointmentIt's Not Wishful ThinkingImpossible SituationsRecovering from LossHope amid SufferingOvercoming HopelessnessReal and Imagined ThreatsThe Heart of HealingCultivating a Hopeful SpiritFreedom's Fascinating PowerAnd more
Andrea Jaeger is a former #2 ranked female tennis player turned philanthropist. An active Christian (nondenominational), she founded The Silver Foundation for children with cancer in Aspen, Colorado, which she has run for more than a decade.