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 pastor and blogger from Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Relevant magazine, ChurchLeaders.com, and The Good Men Project. He also writes for his popular blog, Stuff That Needs to Be Said, at johnpavlovitz.com.


"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