Victoria Goodell is a senior at Life Pacific College in San Dimas, Calif.

  Who it's for

Anyone needing hope during hard times


  • Price: $4.99
  • Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Format: 66 pages, e-book

In Slow-Roasted Hope, author and Foursquare credentialed minister Lucinda Chumley shares her honest journey of discovering hope in unlikely places and during trying times.

This book offers what everyone wants to believe is out there: hope for the heart in every season.

One of the most comforting things a person can hear when going through difficulty is, “You are not alone,” Lucinda says. This does not miraculously change our circumstances, but it does remind us that we are all shoulder-to-shoulder in the valley.

With reflections on mothering two deaf children and from a study of nine Hebrew words found in the Old Testament that translate into hope, Lucinda tells a beautiful story of finding solace in sorrow. 

It is not always an easy task to remember the truth of where God is when we are in the midst of pain. No matter where we turn, life is full of ups and downs, and there is no quick fix.

This book does not attempt to be a manual on how to navigate pain. Rather, it reads as a much-needed conversation with an old friend over a cup of coffee. Lucinda masterfully offers a personal look into loss, grief, hope and where Jesus is in all of it.

There is always trial before triumph, and for those of us who are looking for hope, or wondering how to share hope with others, Slow-Roasted Hope is a life-changing read.