Here's Hoping

recovering hope for heaven and earth

by Stuart McAlpine



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/13/2023

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 480
ISBN : 9781664289994
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 480
ISBN : 9781664289987
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 480
ISBN : 9781664289970

About the Book

'Here's Hoping'. The title is tongue-in-cheek. By saying “here's hoping” we usually fake hope because in reality we are not that hopeful. It is spoken without much confidence or hope at all and betrays uncertainty. We say it as we cast our wants and wishes, without much conviction, into the winds of fortune and the whims of the future, but without any sense of a guarantee for the desired result. “Here's hoping” speaks of longing that is not firing on all cylinders, of a dream or desire that is likely to stay that way, unrealized and unrequited. When we say it, we do not think “cross my heart and hope to die”. That kind of vigorous assurance and commitment is not usually prompting the phrase. It is less about crossing the heart and more about crossing the fingers. It is less about surety and more about good luck. To say “here's hoping” is to prepare oneself for potential disappointment. Ironically, it is more an expression of hopelessness than hope. This book gives the reasons we can say "Here's hoping" with assured anticipation and confidence

About the Author

Stuart is a graduate of Cambridge University (Literature and Theology) He pastored for forty years and is now the International Director of ASK Network, and a Senior Teaching Fellow at the C.S.Lewis Institute. Other publications include: A Road Best Traveled (Thomas Nelson) The Advent Overture (WestBow Press) Just Asking (WestBow Press) Asking for Pastors (Ask Network) Asking in Jesus' Name (Ask Network)