Hope Anyway

Welcoming Possibility in Ourselves, God, and Each Other

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Against every last odd, you can hope anyway

When we are in the darkness--whatever that is in our own particular story--the temptation is to believe that it's always going to feel this way. We fear the darkness, and for good reason. But darkness is not the end. It is only the beginning.

With an openhanded spirit and openhearted vulnerability, Leeana Tankersley reveals the darkest chapter of her own story, the thing she never thought would happen and could do nothing to prevent. Along the way she shares how waiting in the darkness allowed something incredible to take root within her: a defiant and hard-won hope that is not dependent on happy endings.

If you have lost your faith, your family, your health, your home, your security, your business, or your very self, Leeana wants you to know that you are not alone or forgotten. You are not disqualified. You are not worth less than you once were. No matter what you are facing, you can hope anyway.



"I've known loss and heartache. This book poured hope into my brokenness like it was water--refreshing, restorative--and I just wanted more of it. Hope Anyway is for the weary, shattered, and recovering. Really, it's for all of us. We all need hope. We are desperate for it and Leeana delivers it."--Anjuli Paschall, author of Stay and founder of The Moms We Love Club

"Leeana Tankersley has offered us a beautiful gift: the invitation to honor our humanity--while also knowing God is profoundly with us in the journey. Hope Anyway is a sacred, timely reminder for each one of us as we learn to show up fully in the world."--Aundi Kolber, licensed therapist and author of Try Softer


Endorsements

"After each chapter I read, I felt the itch to keep reading. I didn't want to put Leeana's book down. More and more, I needed the message of hope to grow deeper inside of me. I've known loss and heartache. This book poured hope into my brokenness like it was water--refreshing, restorative--and I just wanted more of it. Hope Anyway is for the weary, shattered, and recovering. Really, it's for all of us. We all need hope. We are desperate for it and Leeana delivers it."

Anjuli Paschall, author of Stay and founder of The Moms We Love Club

"In her newest book, Leeana Tankersley has offered us a beautiful gift: the invitation to honor our humanity--while also knowing God is profoundly with us in the journey. Hope Anyway is a sacred, timely reminder for each one of us as we learn to show up fully in the world."

Aundi Kolber, licensed therapist and author of Try Softer

"I have a complicated relationship with hope. With tender truth-telling and profound wisdom, Leeana's words met me in my own darkness and illuminated a path for learning how to walk in the dark. Hope Anyway is a resilient anthem that reminds us that we don't hope because of what we receive. We hope because of Who we receive. Join me in returning to this breathtaking work again and again."

Nicole Zasowski, marriage and family therapist and author of From Lost to Found

"I've been waiting for this book since I heard Leeana was writing it. Sometimes things fall apart. But what happens next? What is revealed? And how can we ever be OK again? There is no guide I want more on the far side of these questions than Leeana. Her wisdom is hard-earned, her storytelling lyrical and vulnerable, and her gentleness a balm. This is a remarkable book."

Christie Purifoy, author of Roots and Sky and Placemaker

"If life finds you at the crossroads of disappointment and despair, then you know that hope feels nothing short of risky. Leeana has been there and decided to hope anyway. In her gorgeous storytelling style, she shares why she chose hope and how we too can hope anyway. If you can no longer self-help yourself up or out of the dark, Hope Anyway is for you. With each sentence, Leeana is setting out a bread-crumb trail through the woods--noticing the staying presence of God along the way--to lead us out into the daylight of our lives. Hope Anyway gives us insight into the meaning of hope and how it works to revive and expand the human soul. Leeana is one of my favorite writers; her words have served as the company of a friend as well as insightful clues for my own travels from disappointment to hope."

Trina McNeilly, author of La La Lovely


The Author

  1. Leeana Tankersley

    Leeana Tankersley

    Leeana Tankersley is the author of six books, including Breathing Room, Brazen, Begin Again, and Always We Begin Again, and her writing has been featured on many media outlets. She is the managing editor of The MOPS...

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