This is a book about hope. What hope is and how we get it and
use it. This book is intended for all readers. It is a must read for
those who already have a great deal of hope (a reminder and
refresher) as well as for those who have little or no hope. Hope
is the cornerstone of a healthy life. A bedrock issue for all
humans, and a basic need for living and for healthy relationship.
All forms of counseling are about giving clients hope, because
without hope people have no inspiration or reason to take risks
and change. No matter what, a counselor must give their
patients hope. Hope is a special kind of ingredient that is needed
by all peoples everywhere. Hope is what helps make us human.
It is a special part of us that keeps us going through thick and
thin. Hope keeps us believing in God, in ourselves, and in the
basic goodness of the human race, even when we are being
exposed to the bad side of people and life, and even when bad
and unfair things are happening to us. Hope makes sense out of
nonsense and gives us a reason when there is no reason.