Monday, May 9, 2016

Hunting Hope

 

My subway reading in May has included Hunting Hope, by Nika Maples. Nika writes about finding hope in the darkest seasons of life. For her this season followed a massive stroke at twenty, after which she was unable to walk or speak. After struggle and effort she relearned both and became a public school teacher and was named 2007 Texas Secondary School Teacher of the Year.

Hunting Hope focuses on biblical lessons for finding hope in life's struggles. The lessons she paints are interesting and thoughtful. I especially liked reading about Nika's own story and would have enjoyed reading more stories of her life. Yesterday I found myself thinking of one of the stories included in the book and at first couldn't remember where I had read it. I realized it was the chapter I had read several days before and it had stuck in my mind. I would recommend this for spiritual reading for one's self, as well as for a gift. It's also a good choice for a study group.

Here's a birthday shout-out to one of the sweetest women anywhere, my blogger buddy, Theresa. I know when I stop by her blog, "They Call Me Ganky," I will have a good visit and leave with a smile. Dear Theresa, sending you every happy wish for your birthday and the year ahead. So glad I met you in BlogLand.
 
The sun is out in New York and I'm out to take advantage of it. Here's wishing you a day with sunshine and friendship. As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care. 



7 comments:

Paula Kaye said...

Sounds like a very good book. I will add it to my never-ending pile of books to read!

Mimi said...

I am ready for a new read. This might fit the bill. Thanks.

Terra Hangen said...

Nice choice of a book for your subway reading. It sounds upbeat which sometimes hits the spot.

TARYTERRE said...

Happy Birthday to your friend. May is a wonderful month to be BORN in. The book youre reading sounds inspirational, for sure.

Theresa said...

Sounds like a great read:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Bj Pup said...

sounds inspirational.

Karen said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I was glad to read about this book. It sounds very encouraging. I live near many elderly and disabled people who have been affected by strokes. I will have to check this book out.