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Book Review: The Other Side of Hope Author: Danielle Strickland

This amazing book about transformation and finding hope has been chosen as Women of Reverence book of the Month!

Overcome the twin giants of cynicism and despair that threaten to derail your emotional and physical health and find hope for life by witnessing the power of God’s redemptive healing.

Part guidebook and part storytelling, The Other Side of Hope is a uniquely designed flip-book with two entry points to the message of finding hope in a desperately harsh world.

One part of the book focuses on theory and biblical philosophy, including insights into

  • fighting cynicism, the architect of despair;

  • embracing true humility and love; and

  • shifting to a new mindset together as a community.

Flip the book over to the other part and read a collection of stories about people from around the world who overcame impossible situations, showing that nothing is impossible through Christ.

In this start-where-you-want flip-book, you not only learn what the Bible says about hope but also witness God’s redemptive power at work in the lives of people in the real world.

Reviewed by:

Pinky Hlophe

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I am wife, mom, friend and leader. Love people, passionate about women ministries, an administrator and truly enjoy kids ministry! I am all about people seeing the love of God!!. My husband and I are privileged to lead Front Line People church in Brakpan. We homeschool our kids and love the word of God.

Name of Book:

The other side of Hope


Danielle Strickland

What drew you to read this book?:

The cover is super cool and interesting.

What impact did this book have on your life?:

It was a hard book to read, kept finding truths that I truly relate to deeply. The vulnerability in the stories is refreshing and affirming.

In a paragraph, what is the main point of the book?:

Oh my goodness, where to start? The book is really great! It is not a "feel good" book, it is real book about real lives and real circumstances. The cover is a great example of that, you see the back and flip the book to see the front of the painting as well. God's transformation power and redemption, life changing events that occur when we are being real with who we are and what God says about us and how to live that life, without despair or cynicism. When I flipped the book, one statement hit me like a ton of bricks "we cannot defeat what we will not confront", how true is that! Most times we are happy to go to God and ask for forgiveness and leave it at that but not fully grasp the cause and the remedy to not do it again. We have accepted the status quo that happiness is the only emotion worthy of emulation or expressing. This is not true Matt 5:3-5 speaks to us about being vulnerable and getting comfort from our Father. The book is about shifting our posture from ourselves and finding our true hope in Jesus Christ!

Who would benefit from reading:

Dare I say, everyone will relate in some degree to this book! It is identifying things that are not helpful in our walk with God and teaching helpful ways to uproot them. It is about finding Hope!! It is a really good book.

Star Rating?:

All comments are writers own.

Published by Struik Christian Media

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