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Hope Is Contagious: Trusting God in the Face of Any Obstacle (Letters to God) Hardcover – March 7, 2010


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In a time of tremendous economic and social unrest, people everywhere are looking for hope. Dr. Ken 'Hutch' Hutcherson offers it to them. The former NFL player, now a pastor, sought-after speaker, and cancer patient, uses penetrating insight rooted in biblical truth to show that real hope comes through understanding and trusting a God who cares more about our character than our comfort. Weaving his story of living well with terminal illness, while opening a window into the lives of other ordinary people, Hutch sheds new light on coping with tough times, tragedy, and personal adversity. Readers will find that Hope Is Contagious is practical yet inspiring for not merely surviving in turbulent times, but in celebrating, even savoring, every moment. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Dr. Ken Hutcherson is the senior pastor of Antioch Bible Church, a multicultural community of faith in the greater Seattle area. A former professional football player, he played for the Seattle Seahawks, San Diego Chargers, and Dallas Cowboys. He lives with his family in Redmond, Washington.
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Product Details

  • Series: Letters to God
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan; Mti edition (March 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310327687
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310327684
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 5.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #778,515 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. Ken Hutcherson is the senior pastor of Antioch Bible Church, a multicultural community of faith in the greater Seattle area. A former professional football player, he played for the Seattle Seahawks, San Diego Chargers, and Dallas Cowboys. He lives with his family in Redmond, Washington.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Julie L. Pogue on September 2, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Dr. Kenneth Hutcherson's perspective on hope--God-given eternal hope--might be construed as glib, sugar-coated and overly optimistic. Except this author is a man who continues to find hope in the midst of a terribly painful and scary path. Dr. Hutcherson has been fighting a seven-year battle with cancer.

His work in "Hope is Contagious" is a beautifully simple message of faith played out in the face of seemingly hopeless situations. Hutcherson's writing has a down-to-earth conversational style that made this book a quick, easy read. Its invitation to a joy-filled life, however, is immensely profound.

One can sense this writer's passion to become more like Jesus, and he makes no apologies for God in allowing us to suffer. In fact, Hutcherson starts this book with a call to join in Jesus' suffering with an in-depth look at Roman 8 where Paul invites us to share both in His suffering and in His glory. Hutcherson writes "God allows you to suffer because [H]e wants you to be like Jesus. He will do whatever it takes to make you and me like Jesus, regardless of how much we cry, scream, get angry, or throw a fit. He is more interested in our character than our comfort, and [H]e knows that becoming more like Jesus makes us more available for [H]im to show other people what Christ is really like."

Hutcherson relies on our standing as God's children, His heirs, over and over to demonstrate why fear, despair and hopelessness have no place in our lives as followers of Jesus. "As God's ambassador," he tells us, "you have two things going for you. First, you know the kingdom you represent has already won the battle over evil. And second, you know the values of your kingdom give each citizen the best life possible.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robert D. Wolgemuth on June 23, 2010
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Dr. Ken Hutcherson ("Hutch") is the real deal. This book brilliantly discloses the unvarnished truth about what it means to stare down tragedy and death. There's no fluff, just the raw emotions of a man with nothing to lose. Readers who need trustworthy encouragement from a battle-worn yet hopeful soldier will find what they're looking for right here.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bob H. on November 23, 2010
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The service was excellent and the book outstanding. What an outstanding demonstration of faith in our God. I have much admiration for the author.

Bob H.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SinSeattle on January 10, 2011
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If you or someone you know is going through an illness, especially cancer, this is a very uplifting and encouraging book. Everyone needs Hope.
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