Searching For Spring

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Too often, the ugliness of sin and the brokenness of our world cause us to lose sight of the beauty of our God. Searching for Spring reminds us of this beauty, of the wonders of God's creation and Christ's promise to make all things new. Read and wonder as Christine Hoover teaches us to see the beauty and hope ever-present amid the pain.
--Russell Moore, President, The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

About Searching For Spring:

Ecclesiastes 3:11 tells us that God makes everything beautiful in its time. In other words, the work he is about is the work of redemption, and he is currently turning all that is wrong into all that’s right and good and beautiful.

But when I look around at our broken and marred world—and, even closer in view, at my broken and marred heart—so much of what I see and experience is not right and good and beautiful. Jesus came to redeem, but he left so much temporarily unfixed that it can be difficult not to despair. So how do we live with hope? How do we walk forward by faith, waiting for the future redemption of all things? These are the very questions I’ve attempted to answer in Searching For Spring.

Searching for spring is really a search for God’s redemptive work, where suffering and death become fruitful life. Framed by Ecclesiastes 3 and the changing seasons, I invite readers like you to join me on a treasure hunt for beauty in both familiar and unexpected places. I wrote this book for all who are in the midst of suffering, who find their faith withering, or who are questioning whether God is at work—or even present—as they wait for something in their lives to become beautiful. My prayer is that Searching For Spring will be a welcome reminder that God never stops his redemptive work and a boon to the weary heart.

Discussion Guide

I love how 1 Thessalonians 4:18 says that we should encourage one another with the truth that Jesus is going to return and set all things right. There is so much to be said for imagining and discussing how God is at work bringing his redemption. To that end, I've created a discussion guide you can use with your friends as you read Searching for Spring together, so grab a few others and stir one another's hope!

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“Of all the things that can scuttle our faith, forgetting the goodness and beauty of God must top the list. In Searching for Spring, Hoover calls us to encounter a God whose heart beats with goodness and beauty—a God who persists and insists on ‘making all things beautiful in their time.’ This is a book that you will want to read slowly, allowing its hope-filled message to saturate the corners of your weary, doubting soul.”—Hannah Anderson, author of Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul