September 19, 2013

Hopelifter by Kathe Wunnenberg

Hopelifter by Kathe Wunnenberg is the perfect book for someone to read that wants to help people, but isn’t always sure about how to go about doing it. This book truly gives you creative ways to spread hope to people in your life.

Book Description
How often do women see a friend in distress or crisis, but feel helpless to really make a difference? Hopelifter: Creative Ways to Spread Hope When Life Hurts takes the mystery out of how to be the hands and feet of Jesus to anyone in need of hope, comfort and care. Kathe Wunnenberg, whose hope-lifting ministry has impacted the lives of thousands, demonstrates simple, practical ways that acts of creative compassion can transform lives.

Whether it’s encouraging a jobless friend, lifting the spirits of someone trapped in depression, leaving an anonymous gift for a grieving mother, hosting a starting-over shower for a divorced friend, or playing one small part in long-term support for a family in deep crisis, daily opportunities to make a difference in hurting lives are limitless for a Hopelifter.

The perfect book for women who want to spread hope in their friendships, workplace, neighborhoods, and homes, and ideal for those in caring roles in churches and ministries.” – Hopelifter

My Thoughts
Hopelifter is a book that can actually do what it says, if you use it. Most days we can probably think of someone who we know, or come across that can use a little bit of hope and encouragement, but maybe are unsure how to do it. Kathe Wunnenberg explains how to do it, and gives examples, which I find to be unique and uplifting to the people who need it.

There are ideas of hope for a large amount of topics, and if you can’t find one for the person you need to cheer up, I think that by reading the “recipes” for hope, you can come up with a fun and creative one on your own, too. These aren’t meant to be taken word for word, they are meant to be used and made your own, and to share with others.

I really like this book and the message it gives. Bringing hope into someone’s life could mean more than you could imagine to them, and it will very likely make you feel good for doing it, too. I highly recommend this book to everyone.

* Thank you to the publisher of Hopelifter, Zondervan, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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