Who needs hope? Are you raising your hand? I am. We need hope for today, tomorrow, and the future. For small things and large things. For common dreams and secret dreams. For “normal” days and hard days.
Why do you need hope? Fill in the blank: I need hope because _____________.
May I share a hope-filled treasure with you?
DESTINATION HOPE: A Travel Companion When Life Falls Apart, authored by Marilyn Nutter and April White, offers authentic and riveting stories of women who found hope during unexpected trials and changes.
DESTINATION HOPE: A Travel Companion When Life Falls Apart, by Marilyn Nutter and April White, offers authentic and riveting stories of women who found hope during unexpected trials and changes. Click To Tweet
The authors’ honest words about tough times offer a life preserver in a turbulent sea. April wrote this positive spin: “Trials and detours are an invitation to a front-row seat to God’s faithfulness.” In one chapter, Marilyn confesses, “Loss, like baggage in the overhead bin, is never far from reach.” Then she leads us to a truth about God: “He keeps His promises and never lets go.”
I’d only recommend a book on hope if it pointed to real hope—the hope we have in Christ.
And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.Psalm 39:7 ESV
As a member of the book launch team, I’m reading an advance copy. I’m highlighting and making notes in the margin because I know I’ll refer to this book again and again.
I encourage you to order a copy for yourself and your friends, so you’ll have this “Travel Companion When Life Falls Apart.” I’ll give this amazing book a 5-star rating in my reviews. But don’t take my word for it. Read below to discover what’s in store and why the authors chose this topic.
by Marilyn Nutter and April White
The hit that knocked you down is the one you didn’t see coming, but it doesn’t have to keep you there.
Hope–we all want hope!
Destination Hope is a beacon of light to those who stumble along the tearful trail of uncertainty and unexpected change.
Marilyn Nutter and April White, from two different states and representing two generations have been knocked off course by challenging life changes. A dormant gene surfaced in mid-life and took April into the journey of chronic illness. Marilyn was blindsided by sudden widowhood two days before Christmas while visiting family 2,000 miles from home.
Although April retired her pharmacist’s lab coat to the back of the closet, and Marilyn’s wedding ring was placed in a jewelry box, each found purpose and hope in new path marked with significant changes. Together they offer readers encouragement in unwelcomed life interruptions. April and Marilyn weave their personal stories along with narratives of other women knocked off course by events you may relate to–a prodigal, incarceration, death of a child, illness, widowhood, bankruptcy, special needs children, and other life challenges.
Destination Hope is arranged into six chapters called “Milepost Markers” that address losses, disappointments, or obstacles. Each entry concludes with a “Rest Area” for personal reflection, response to action, and/or opportunity to journal. A “Postcard” with a quote related to the topic sends readers off with encouragement, as they travel toward their destination of hope. An Appendix includes resources unique to various losses to guide readers in their travel plans.
It’s a tough topic many live out in real time, and Destination Hope offers camaraderie, reality, and insight for women who say, “I didn’t see this coming.” Destination Hope invites readers to link arms in friendship with April and Marilyn who have traveled a road they didn’t see ahead. Readers will discover in practical and personal ways, they can thrive, not merely survive. Hope can be their destination.
Destination Hope is available in print and Kindle format on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Christianbook.com.
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