"Hope in Troubled Times": Book of the Week

This week’s highlighted book is Hope in Troubled Times: A New Vision for Confronting Global Crisis by Bob Goudzwaard, Mark Vander Vennen, and David Van Heemst (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2007).

About this Book

We want to have it all: financial strength, secure homes, clean air and water for our children. With the latest technological advances available, we deserve to have every dilemma resolved. Isn't that the way it's supposed to work? Hope in Troubled Times dares to say "no."

Poverty, terrorism, and overtaxed land are planetary problems that make even believers despair. But the authors point to Christ as the source of hope. Our choice is obvious. We work together, learning to live unselfishly, or we watch civilization sink further into the abyss. With a foreword by renowned human rights activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Hope in Troubled Times provides real-world solutions to life-threatening problems. The authors show that with God's guidance we can knock down the idols that stunt clear thinking.

To read more about this book, including reviews and endorsements, visit the publisher’s webpage.

Purchase this Book

Hope in Troubled Times can be purchased on Baker Academic’s online bookstore.

The Authors

Dr. Bob Goudzwaard is the Paideia Centre’s Fellow in Economics. He is also professor emeritus of economics and social philosophy at the Free University of Amsterdam and a former member of the Dutch Parliament. Read more about Dr. Goudzwaard on Paideia’s website.

Mark Vander Vennen is a writer and social worker living in Ontario, Canada.

David Van Heemst is professor of political science at Olivet Nazarene University and the author of two books.

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