This is a compassionate spiritual leader's intensely felt, personal guide to how we can use the power of hope to shape our lives for the better. Through his many years as a pastoral counselor and his own life experience, Maurice Lamm shows how to summon up hope within ourselves in everyday existence, no matter what obstacles may discourage us. Practical, direct, even gently humorous, The Power of Hope relates case histories drawn from Lamm's experience as counselor to thousands. He also reveals how he recently faced a dramatic episode in his life when confronted with a wrenching threat to his personal faith in hope. His testimony about this is an unforgettable story -- of hope threatened to the core...regained...and ultimately rewarded in a miraculous way -- a story from which we can all learn how to reinforce our own ability to make our hopes come true.