My aim in this book is to remind and establish the certainty that hope still lives. For those in darkness, despairing, discouragement, trials, sufferings, injustice, and any other besetting maladies, hope can be found. Joy can be rediscovered. While the Bible discusses hope in a variety of contexts, and Christians use multiple expressions of hope, I am presenting the term “mere hope” as a helpful perspective for life in an age of cynicism. In addition to exploring the roots of mere hope found in the Bible, I will use illustrations of hope from some helpful conversation partners, known as the Inklings. J. R. R. Tolkien, mentioned above, and his colleague, C. S. Lewis, regularly included the idea of hope in their works and those remain helpful for what I aim to accomplish in this book.
Duesing, Jason G. 2018. Mere Hope: Life in an Age of Cynicism. Nashville, TN: B&H Books.