I can't wait to read Roger Aubrey's new book, "The Little Book of Hope".
He posted an extract on his blog today.
Here's my favourite bit of it...
The second kind of hope is Bible hope: the supernatural hope that God gives. It’s the hope Abraham had when all his natural hope was gone: against all natural hope he hoped in God with the supernatural hope that God gave him. Even after all natural possibility of his and Sarah’s ability to have a son had gone, Abraham still had hope, the hope that God gives. The hope the Bible talks about, therefore, is completely different from natural hope. Bible hope is an absolute certainty; it is the confident, unwavering expectation of good, that what we expect to happen will surely happen. Bible hope is like this because it is hope in God; he is the object of our hope. Hope in God is linked to faith in God:
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1).