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Hope in the Middle Releases Today!

Back in 2013 I sat in our bedroom hopeless. The adoption process had started with no end in sight. Our three boys were young and demanding most of my attention. Jeremy and I were struggling through a hard, unexpected season in our marriage.

Life kept moving. I kept smiling. But inside, there were parts of me dead. My soul was numb.

The everyday tasks felt mundane. I’d curl up on our bed and cry.

Hopeless.

That’s when I started to write…and write…and write. Because writing lets me get things out that words don’t.

I allowed myself to ask hard questions. Why do I feel so hopeless? How can I call myself a Christian and not feel hope? Didn’t Christ die to offer a different life, a hopeful one?

Somehow, like it did back in 2007, a book was formed. There were chapters and headings. And God spoke clearly in places like McDonalds. And I wrote things down on napkins.

Hope became a book. Hope became a life-changing word.

God has led me on a journey to find hope. He’s taught me that He offers hope to us in the middle of everything. He Himself is life-changing hope.

I’m not sure where you are. I’m not sure where you’ll end up in your journey of life. I don’t even know where I’ll be. But I believe we could all use a reminder of real hope. I believe God intends for us to live lives full of hope.

And I’d be super humbled and honored if you read this little book I’ve put together…Hope in the Middle.

“But I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more.” (Psalm 71:14)

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“Hope isn’t revealed through an adoption referral. Hope isn’t found in living a smooth, safe life. Hope has already been fulfilled through Jesus’ death, life, and sweet grace. In Him alone I find hope for my yesterdays, today, and tomorrows. In Him I find hope in the middle of all uncertainty. ‘For such a time as this.’ He is hope.”

 

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Pre-Order Starts Today!

Okay friends. Hope in the Middle doesn’t release till October 10. But I’d love for you to get an early print copy!

Here goes:

-If you’d like an early copy all you need to do is email me (tiffanypollard1@gmail.com) or comment on either my blog or Facebook with your email address. I’ll respond with all the details you need and your book will arrive before it actually releases on October 10.

-Pre-release copy is $12 (The extra $2 is to cover shipping).

-Here’s where I could use your help, though. On release day, I’m asking any friends who have pre-ordered the book (and hopefully read some of it) to give it some love through Facebook and/or some good reviews on Amazon. Basically, I’ll let you read it early if you help me get the word out on October 10th!=)

-Oh, and in order for it to arrive early, I’ll be closing the pre-order next Tuesday night, September 26.

So there goes. This is really happening! And I’d be really, really excited if you’d join me in this new adventure. Praying He will be glorified!

Let me know if you have any questions!

Here’s the back cover if you’re wondering exactly what it’s about…

“‘So now faith, hope, and love aide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.’ For years I’ve missed the middle word in that list. Hope. I’ve tried so hard to have faith and love that I’ve neglected hope. I’ve gotten busy doing life and taken hope for granted. Marriage. Family. Friendship. Adoption. The hopelessness I’ve felt at times has been suffocating. But God has been faithful. The Gospel free us to find hope in the middle of whatever we face. Jesus’ death on our behalf rebuilds and renews all the hopelessly broken pieces. In Him we can find hope in the middle of uncertainty.”

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Let the fun begin!

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

A new book is coming!

I’ve been silent on here lately for 1 pretty huge reason.

It’s taking all my spare time and extra thoughts.

…A new book is in the works!…

If you’ve followed this blog for long, you probably remember the depths of spiritual warfare and low moments we faced from 2012-2014 while waiting for Esther’s adoption.

There were times during that journey when things looked hopeless as the waiting dragged on and on.

But God was faithful (always). He refreshed me continually with one word. 

Hope.

I studied and studied hope during those years. I wrote what I learned. 

And now I’m putting it out there for you to read.

Not because it’s amazing. Not because I want you reading my journal. 

But because God has changed me through hope. He’s refreshed and encouraged. He’s stretched me. He’s comforted.

Here’s a small excerpt from the intro…

“I have written this book as a reflection of my  own life. Yes, I talk about our adoption journey, but this is ultimately not an adoption book. I also write as a homeschooling mom, but this is not a homeschooling book. If you’ve ever questioned God’s sovereignty in the middle of your suffering or ever found yourself feeling hopeless in the middle of life’s hardships, I believe this  book is for you!”

So I’d covet your prayers…Hope in the Middle releases on Tuesday, October 10.

You’ll be able to buy it through Amazon or my blog…in print ($10) or on Kindle ($7).

(And I may even have a pre-release coming up for you tomorrow!)

Trusting God will graciously use this book to weave hope into the broken parts of all of us! Thank you for praying!

“And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.” (Psalm 39:7)

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Writing…I love it. Editing…not so much!