Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Mere Hope by Jason Duesing {Book Review}


~ Description

How are Christians to live in such difficult times?

Unique of all people, Christians are called to embrace a hopeful outlook on life. Mere Hope offers the core, Christ-centered perspective that all Christians share, and that Christians alone have to offer a world filled with frustration, pain, and disappointment. For those in darkness, despair, and discouragement, for those in the midst of trials, suffering, and injustice, mere hope lives.

The spirit of the age is cynicism. When our leaders, our families, and our friends let us down at every turn, this isn't surprising. But we need another perspective; we need hope. Rather than reflecting resigned despair or distracted indifference, author Jason Duesing argues, our lives ought to be shaped by the gospel of Jesus—a gospel of hope.


~ My Rating

5 stars


~ My Review

An insightful look into the hope we have in Christ, Mere Hope was an encouragement to me that came exactly when I needed it.

When this book showed up on my dashboard for review, I almost skipped it. I had several other nonfiction books that I wanted to read soon, so I didn't see any sense in requesting another that I may end up dreading having to trudge through. But when I saw the title, I knew I needed this one—Hope has became 'my word' in recent months. (Plus, the cover is lovely, so #win <3)

Through this little book, author Jason Duesing challenged me to dig deep into the truths of God's word, to intricately study the beauty of a 'mere' hope, divided into sections of hope's foundation, flourishing, and focus.

Not following the definition of the word that suggests mere hope is a mere, hardly existent topic, but rather to mean it is real, true, and the core to which modern Christianity should be clinging.

A powerful and applicable book. Definitely recommended. <3

** I received a complimentary copy of this book from B&H/Lifeway in exchange for my honest review. ** 

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a really good book! I love the cover (I'm a big fan of feathers!)... How long did it take you to finish it?
    Great review, Faith!
    -Brooklyne

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    1. Isn't the cover darling? :D Hmm, I believe I read it over 2-3 weeks, but I could have read it in a week, if I'd read in it every day. I had to put it on hold for awhile to finish another book, that I needed to review sooner.
      Thanks! <3

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  2. I really enjoyed reading this. I don't usually read book reviews but for some reason this one caught my eye and it sounds awesome! I'll have to see if I can find it.
    Thanks <33

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    1. I hope you enjoy it, Paige! It was a lovely book. <3

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  3. This one sounds good. I really should find some more non-fiction books to read. =)

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    1. I've been drawn to the word 'hope' lately, so this one was great for me! They can be really good. :D

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  4. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for a good review!

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  5. Sounds like a good book. Thanks for the review!

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