Life in an Age of Cynicism
How are Christians to live in such difficult times?
Unique of all people, Christians are called to embrace a hopeful outlook on life. Mere Hope offers the core, Christ-centered perspective that all Christians share, and that Christians alone have to offer a world filled with frustration, pain, and disappointment. For those in darkness, despair, and discouragement, for those in the midst of trials, suffering, and injustice, mere hope lives.
The spirit of the age is cynicism. When our leaders, our families, and our friends let us down at every turn, this isn’t surprising. But we need another perspective; we need hope. Rather than reflecting resigned despair or distracted indifference, author Jason Duesing argues, our lives ought to be shaped by the gospel of Jesus—a gospel of hope.
To read more about Mere Hope, see these excerpts, interviews, and related articles:
- The Hope of Martin Luther King, Jr. – January 12, 2018
- “How to Have Hope in a Cynical Age,” indoubt Podcast, January 29, 2018.
- How to Have Hope in A Cynical Age – February 15, 2018
- An Easter Eucatastrophe – March 29, 2018
- “MLK50: The Hope of Martin Luther King, Jr.” Baptist Press, April 4, 2018.
- “Christian, choose hope in an age of cynicism,” ERLC, May 1, 2018.
- How Beautiful Are the Adverbs When They Preach Good News – May 10, 2018.
- “On Hope in a Cyncial Age,” ByFaith Podcast with Christine Hoover, May 22, 2018.
- “Mere Hope,” Outreach Magazine, May 22, 2018.
- “A Catasterous Disastrophe,” Outreach Magazine, May 22, 2018.
- “Jason Duesing on Hope in An Age of Cynicism,” The Way Home Podcast with Daniel Darling, May 24, 2018.
- “Is there hope in our cynical age? An interview with Jason Duesing,” Credo Magazine, May 29, 2018
- “Living Mere Hope: Four Ways to Cultivate Hope,” Credo Magazine, May 30, 2018.
- “‘Til We Have Faces,” LifeWay Pastors, June 2, 2018.
- MBTS tweet-through of Mere Hope, June 6, 2018.
- “A Welcomed Eucatastrophe,” FTC, June 6, 2018.
- “Jason Duesing – Mere Hope: Life in an Age of Cynicism,” Equipping You In Grace Podcast with Dave Jenkins, June 7, 2018
- “Christians Must Do More Than ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’,” Facts & Trends, June 7, 2018.
- “Hope Flourishes Where Praise Rises,” IMB, June 11, 2018.
- Review of Mere Hope by Dan DeWitt, Books At A Glance, June 20, 2018.
- Review of Mere Hope by Jon Canler, Prince on Preaching, June 25, 2018.
- “Living with Mere Hope,” LifeWay, June 27, 2018.
- “Jason Duesing’s ‘Mere Hope’,” The T.A.G. You’re It! Podcast with David Van Bebber and Adam Cochrun, July 2, 2018.
- Review of Mere Hope by Jason Park, Medium, July 11, 2018.
- “Unquenchable Love and Unconquerable Hope,” Gospel Driven Discipleship, July 12, 2018.
- “Jason Duesing On How To Have Hope In An Age Of Cynicism,” Faith and Life Podcast with Dylan Dodson, July 17, 2018.
- Review of Mere Hope by The Caffeinated Bibliophile, August 13, 2018.
- Review of Mere Hope by Benjamin Hawkins, The Pathway, August 14, 2018.
- Featured Book of the Month, Lifeway Books, November 2018.
- “Mere Hope: Jason Duesing on Missionary Hope in a Cynical Age,” The Missions Podcast, November 26, 2018.
Jason G. Duesing (with a foreword by Russell Moore)
B&H Books, 2018