Reviews of ‘Hope’s work’

Prof Christopher Baker, Director, William Temple Foundation:

‘This book is an original and deeply compassionate example of poetic and spiritual theology that combines poetry, deep erudition and beautifully-rendered story-telling.

‘The intertwined fate of human and non-human is powerfully laid out in the narratives of ordinary people who find themselves at the margins of existence, but who nevertheless find a hard-won hope in the bleakest of contexts.  

‘The combined result reflects a prophetic call for spiritual and prophetic activism in the name of the Earth, and all her inhabitants – a call to loving and hopeful action before it is too late.’

Peggy Seeger, folk musician and activist:

‘We all have hope built in and now we need it more than ever, but in these troubled times it’s easy to lose. This thoughtful book, readable and not too lengthy, is a kind of users’ manual for the would-be (and already) hopeful among us. It encourages small acts of kindness, patience, and creativity to confront the world’s violence and bring the changes we long for.’

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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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