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The Awakening of Hope

The Awakening of Hope

Why We Practice a Common Faith

by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

"This book is good news...a magnificent report on lived theology, not just theological ideas and truths, but storied theology, the kind that we find in our Scriptures."

—Eugene Peterson, translator of The Message

About The Awakening of Hope

About The Awakening of Hope

What does lived-out Christianity look like? Radical author and speaker Wilson-Hartgrove shares the stories and practices he's observed across the country in his new book, The Awakening of Hope.

Read a Book Excerpt

Read a Book Excerpt

"We make promises not because we will always be able to keep them, but because we trust a God who is faithful enough to always help us get up again."

About Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

About Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is an author, New Monastic, and sought-after speaker.

Video Q&A with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Video Q&A with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Jonathan talks about the great awakening that is taking place everyday in this country in this new Patheos interview.

What People Are Saying

What People Are Saying

"The Awakening of Hope gives us the most complete statement to date of what the new monasticism is." Read what Phyllis Tickle and others are saying about Wilson-Hartgrove's new book.

The Everyday Awakening Blog

The Everyday Awakening Blog

Visit Jonathan's blog for more stories from the revival that's happening in everyday places.

Why We Eat Together (Video)

Why We Eat Together (Video)

Travis Reed

Here’s the first piece in a series of films I created with good Brother Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and friends called The Awakening of Hope: Why We Practice a Common Faith.

Blooming Desert: Hope Amidst the Chick-fil-A Wars

Blooming Desert: Hope Amidst the Chick-fil-A Wars

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

I have a friend who almost gave up not only on Christianity, but on life. On precisely the “issue” at the heart of the Chick-fil-A Wars, my friend reached a dead end in the conventional streams of fragmented modern Christianity.

Book Club Roundtable

The Spirit of Shalom

The Spirit of Shalom

Lisa Sharon Harper

Much more than an apologetic for New Monasticism, The Awakening of Hope offers a window through which Christians can catch a glimpse of the spirit of our faith, reconnect to the deeper philosophical and theological core of our disciplines, and ultimately rediscover what it means to be a follower of Christ.

A Book for Both Monastics and Traditionalists

A Book for Both Monastics and Traditionalists

Chris Smith

While this new book is in line with much of Jonathan’s earlier work on new monasticism, its focus on practices and its carefully nuanced language describing these practices set the book up to be widely accessible to traditional church congregations.

What Christians are For

What Christians are For

Brian Ballard

Hartgrove doesn’t get bogged down in culture warring conversations or statements about what Christians should avoid. In fact, he does just the opposite. Jonathan outlines a beautiful manifesto of what Christians are for...

The Big Hope of Small Communities

The Big Hope of Small Communities

Tony Jones

If there is going to be a future of our faith, I really believe that it’s in the small, committed, practice-oriented communities like the one that Jonathan describes in The Awakening of Hope.

Not Another Franchise Model

Not Another Franchise Model

Jana Riess

One of the many things that struck me about the book was the particularity of its stories of hope. This is not a top-down guide to how to start a new monastic community, or how to live a better Christian life, though you’ll learn a little about both of those things.

A Corrective to our Belief-Only Christianity

A Corrective to our Belief-Only Christianity

Shane Claiborne

Jonathan reminds us of the holy habits that have marked Christians for centuries. He dusts off these classic spiritual disciplines and polishes them up for a new generation.

How Christianity is Being Saved

How Christianity is Being Saved

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

If Christendom as we've known it is dead, then followers of Jesus can dance because a new way of being Christian has been getting born for quite some time.

Join the Conversation!

Join the Conversation!

Email us at books@patheos.com with your 300-500 word reflection on where you're seeing an awakening of hope in your community. Selected entries will receive a free copy of Jonathan's book & DVD!

Awakening of Hope Small Group Bible Study by Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

A Skype Chat with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

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