Hope. We know that hope is central to our identity as Christians and we know that supreme hope is found in a relationship with Jesus Christ, but how does that relationship become real to us? In Citizens of Hope, a book and four-week small-group study, you’ll be guided on a formative path of understanding who God is and who you are as God’s children. Each session is designed to invoke “holy conversation” and provides a suggested course of action in faith for every member of your group sending them out to serve in Jesus’ name. The book is part of the very popular The Basics Series and is complemented by a Leader Guide with options for tailoring sessions to the time frame and style of each group.
An invitation into a more faithful and profound understanding of Christian hope. An excellent resource for small groups, Sunday school, individual meditation, and both new and maturing disciples of Jesus. —Janice Riggle Huie, Bishop of the Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church
A hope-filled description of what it means to be followers of Jesus Christ and a reminder of how God is at work in every aspect of our Christian journey. I commend this book to individuals and groups seeking to know how to walk as a citizen of hope in our Twenty-first-century world.—Amy Valdez Barker, Executive Secretary, Connectional Table of The United Methodist Church