The Promise of Hope Author:Father Ralph W. Beiting Many people ask me, "What makes you tick?" "Do you pray?" "What kind of relationship do you have with God?" "Do you talk to God?" "Are you always sure what you should do?" — I wrote this book to answer those questions, and to explain how I try every day to live with Hope in the midst of dispair. If I could give you, the reader, one gift, it ... more »would be Hope, the most beautiful and long lasting of all gifts.
I pray that after you've read this book, you will feel more hopeful about America. More hopeful about Appalachia. Most of all, more hopeful about your own ability to follow Jesus and help bring about the Kingdom of God on earth.« less