Mudslides, floods, volcanoes, school shootings, plane crashes, sex scandals, embezzlement, and tragic accidents. The news if full of awful things happening both here in the United States and around the world. With all this negativity, hopelessness is a common commodity.
Hope is defined as “an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large.”
Hope is in short supply in our world today. In North Carolina (where I reside), the suicide hotline receives 255 calls each day and someone commits suicide every six hours. That is a lot of hopelessness.
At the NRB Convention earlier this year, Vice President Mike Pence stated, “Your ministry, your message, your values are needed now more than every before. Every day, every hour, you speak strength to the heart of the American people.”
People are looking for hope. As a Christian author, you offer this message of hope. As Christians we know that our hope is not rooted in this world. Our hope is in Jesus Christ. People need this message.
Hope brings change. According to a new study by Barna, one-third (35%) of all U.S. adults say they have made a “big change” in their life because of a conversation about faith. Christian books spark conversations about faith and bring hope.
As an author, don’t lose hope. Your books are valuable. Christian books bring hope. They help people find or renew their faith.
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