You’ve just lost your job of fifteen years, sexual promiscuity runs rampant in your children’s schools, the financial safety net you’ve always counted on for your future seems unlikely. The realities of life make the future seem bleak and uncertain. However one thing has always overcome those living in seemingly unbearable circumstances—hope. Charles Stanley reveals the universal, yet extremely personal, reasons for remaining hopeful no matter what the circumstance. God’s desire is to restore, strengthen, and infuse the believer with life–giving, joy–filled hope.
“Behavior is the substance of religion. Belief is the substance of relationship” (source)
“Jesus invites you to come boldly into the throne room of God and to find grace and mercy for help in your times of need. He makes God completely accessible.” (source)
“determine your relationship with God, but it does determine to a great extent the degree to which God can bless you” (source)
“the things we need physically, but also to the things we need mentally, emotionally, and spiritually” (source)
“He imparts to me His victory, His righteousness, His perspective, His wisdom, His faith.” (source)
Charles Stanley (1932–2023) was often called “America’s Pastor.” He earned his bachelor of divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and his master’s degree and doctorate at Luther Rice Seminary. His theological viewpoint was evangelical and dispensational in nature.
Stanley served as senior pastor of the First Baptist Church Atlanta from 1971-2020. He ws the founder and president of In Touch Ministries and had served two terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention. The radio and television broadcast In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley aired around the world in more than 50 languages and covered an array of topics—from finances to parenting.
Stanley was a New York Times bestselling author who had written more than 45 books, including The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Bible, The Reason for My Hope, Walking Wisely: Real Guidance for Life’s Journey, and dozens more in The Charles Stanley Collection (46 vols.).