It's NOT Too Late is a collection of sparks---short essays, thought starters, questions, case studies, stories, and personal profiles---for individuals who want to build more hopeful lifestyles. In each two-page spread of the field guide, which can be explored in any order, Sitze nurtures one discrete topic or thought about hope.
Topics explored include the times in which we live, the nature and purpose of hope in these times, barriers to hopefulness, the skills of recognizing hope, examples of hope, actions that increase hope, and strategies for connecting with hopeful people.
Ever provocative, Sitze reflects on the place of the church in lessening the effects of ecological and economic crises in the lives of individuals and their congregations. He offers a positive, asset-based path for diminishing despair, encouraging readers to identify specific features of hopeful lifestyles and ways they are already living hopefully. Honoring both science and spirituality, Sitze asks open questions and points to open-ended answers. He consistently invites readers to action, encouraging them to confront despair, discouragement, depression, and disillusionment. And throughout , he reminds us to trust God's continuing providence, Christ's continuing redemption, and the Spirit's continuing gift-giving.