Hope is a virtue we are born with, but that hope does notpeek out at the world unless we feed it and allow it to grow. Hope allows us tolive outside the lines, to face fear and cast it out, and to live life as agift. John W. Clarke has created a Bible study to fuel our hope.This ten-session study guides the reader toward a hope-filled life. This studycounters the despair and futility that pervades the world around us, pointingus toward hope's eternal source. Sessions include: Hope: How Is It Lived -- How Is It Visible? HHope: An Expectation Of Something Yet To Be Hope: That Is Radical Our Hope Is A Forever Thing Hope: And The Power Of God's Presence Hopeful Understanding Hope: Jesus - And God's Loving Concern Living Between Now And Not Yet, and Preserving The Hope-Filled Life Each lesson includes thought-provoking questions fordiscussion and consideration. This study works well for various age groups,from teenagers through seniors, who are working toward a life of hope andpromise. John W. Clarke is an ordained minister in theUnited Church of Christ who currently pastors First Congregational Church inMeriden, Connecticut. He is the author of What Good Is Christianity Anyhow?and A Quest for Silence. Clarke is a graduate of Bangor TheologicalSeminary and Providence Theological Seminary (Otterburn, Manitoba, Canada).