‘Hope’s Work’ book – just published

Engraving showing bound and blindfolded man gazing at the moon surrounded by broken palm trees

Hi friends

Some of you asked to be told when my book about hope would be coming out. The answer is: today!

Hope’s work: Facing the future in an age of crises is out now, beautifully designed by publishers Darton, Longman and Todd, and with Emily Johns’ artwork reproduced on the cover.

If you’d like a copy, you can get a bit of money off at hopeswork.org/book and I’ll send it out to you – or you can order it from your local bookshop.

The blurb:

‘“Hope’s Work” is for anyone struggling to keep faith with hope in this disturbed age. Drawing on testimony, story, and myth, this short book goes in search of what is worth working for and living towards, whatever the future may bring.’

I think I found something, I hope you will too.

The publisher is quite small and relies on publicity by word-of-mouth – just to keep going in a book world increasingly dominated by big companies. If you have friends, family, colleagues who might be interested in Hope’s Work, please let them know – and thank you!

Meanwhile, I’m writing another blog post in the series about hope and ecological crisis – it should be online in a week or so.

As ever, thank you for reading,


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‘To hope’, from Old English hopian, to trust, to hold faith. Origin unknown, poss from hoffen, to hop, to leap.

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