Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto

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Simon & Schuster
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5.6 X 0.9 X 8.4 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

John Pavlovitz is a writer, pastor, and activist from Wake Forest, North Carolina. A 25-year veteran in the trenches of local church ministry, John is committed to equality, diversity, and justice-both inside and outside faith communities. When not actively working for a more compassionate planet, John enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, cooking, and getting time in nature. He is the author of A Bigger Table, Hope and Other Superpowers, and Low.


"More so than any other book on modern social and political activism, Hope and Other Superpowers should be required reading for anyone who wants to work against prejudice, hatred, and despair." --Donovan's Literary Services
"[Pavlovitz] despairs about the state of the world and the values of the leaders tasked with repairing it. But he holds tightly to hope, and his new book is an impassioned plea for his followers to do the same." --Chicago Tribune
"In this enjoyable book...Pavlovitz's honest examination of his own shortcomings is refreshing and reassures readers that mistakes and vulnerabilities can be seen as opportunities for positive transformation...Readers looking to channel distress into self-betterment will definitely want to pick this up." --Publishers Weekly
"Pavlovitz asserts this is not a self-help book. Instead, "it's a life-affirming, love-defending, butt-kicking manifesto." Well, yes, but it's also a 241-page pep talk with, as a leitmotif, generous references to superheroes whose character traits and powers epitomize those the author espouses. The result is high-energy, even perfervid...As for those superhero character traits, Pavlovitz writes eloquently about sacrifice, courage, humor...and more." --Booklist