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How can we handle the anxiety of change? How can we work constructively with change? Caught in the rapid pace of shifting ideals and realities in our society, people increasingly face disillusionment, discouragement, pain, and fear.
Reflecting on the anxieties that deeply trouble us today, William Hockin offers spiritual guidance and reasons for hope. With keen insight into the human situation and a deep knowledge of the Bible and Christian faith, he helps us to value our own life experience and to approach the divine source of all our hope.
Hope is not just an attitude but a habit of life that we can choose to cultivate. When we do, we will find new joyfulness in faith and confidence in living.
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William Hockin is author of Twelve Stories You and Your Children Need To Know. He studied theology at the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad in Saskatoon and arts at Waterloo Lutheran University. He was ordained priest in 1963. Having served as rector of St. Paul's Anglican Church in Toronto, and as dean of Christ Church Cathedral and coadjutor bishop in Fredericton, he is now Bishop of Fredericton.
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A wonderful meditation Apr 4, 2005
This beautiful little book stirred me when I first read it. I reread it again recently, and I am riveted by the author's insight into the critical importance of having a a guiding story and metaphor to help us on our human journey. It is true, as the author says (p. 63) that there are multiple stories to choose from today, but those options only add to much angst for many. I align myself with the author's choice: the Bible, especially the New Testament, where the picture and story and values for our human journey are presented in vivid imagery and compelling narrative. The Gospel does it for me. It's my light and my hope.