Books and Resources


To offer you hope & inspiration, the Ministry of Hope has a number of wonderful resources available for you and for your family.

You can discover more about each resource or make a purchase by clicking on the images below.


Books and Resources:

To encourage you in your walk with the Lord, you might want to check out this resource:

The greatest challenge most of us have is connecting with our spirituality and deepening our relationship with God. We feel the need to know Him, but then the waves and roar and crash of life pull us into pitching tides, and before we know it, the time we’d set aside is gone. 

But deep beneath the surface, beneath the frenetic pace and pull, is a place of quiet peace… Author Melanie Redd invites us to take eight simple steps toward that place where heart, mind, and soul can meet with our Creator. Using exercises and clearly-outlined instructions, she shows how we can draw closer to Jesus, one step at a time, one day at a time. 

Each chapter is seasoned with inspiration and personal experiences and is organized to address the “why” and “how” of timeless issues, such as: Why step closer to Jesus? Why read and study the Bible? Help! I’m tired! Why pray? Can I really hear God speak to me? 

Whether you’ve been walking with the Lord for years or have just begun to get interested in Jesus, whether you’re interested in deepening your own relationship with God or finding ways to share your faith with others, Redd’s carefully laid-out action plan encourages you to begin your walk today, here, and now. 

The essence of Stepping Closer to the Savior is simple: step towards Jesus, and He will step towards you.

Stepping Closer to the Savior.

To give you support and direction in your parenting and grandparenting, you may enjoy this book:

Parenting is a challenge! And, often along the journey, well-meaning parents lose the hearts of their children. It usually happens somewhere between the time they get their braces and their high school graduation. 

Find out how you can win and keep your children’s hearts for life with these eight tried and proven parenting strategies. Each chapter includes practical instruction, tips, suggestions, advice, principles from the Bible, and questions for reflection and discussion. 

Whether you are reading this book on your own or studying along with a small group, you can gain insights into how to really reach and hold onto your kids. You can discover how to win and keep your child’s heart for life.

How to Win Your Child’s Heart For Life.

Are you looking to make more meaningful friendships? Try this resource:

Simply put… we need community. We need friends who know the “real” us – flaws and all. This is the reason we created the 15-Day Friendship Challenge. 

This 15-Day Challenge is practical and actionable, filled with printables, videos, and stories that we hope will inspire you to get out of your comfort zone and begin meeting new friends.

Help! I Need Some Friends

Are you a history buff or maybe a  homeschool parent? Want to know more about the women in Baptist history?

Peruse the aisles of any major college and library, and you’ll find hundreds of volumes detailing the impact that men have had on the world for Christ. However, when looking for books describing the women who have made a difference for the Lord, it is challenging to find many books.

This book was written as part of a seminary class by a conservative woman that really desired to find some great women who have influenced others with the Gospel. The seminary is Baptist, so the research primarily focused on the history of the Baptists. And yet, you don’t have to be a woman or a Baptist to learn about women who have lived their lives for a greater cause than themselves, women who have sacrificed and unselfishly given of themselves because of their love for the Lord Jesus Christ.

This is not some dry history book, but rather a refreshing reminder of what it really means to serve the Lord no matter where or WHEN you live. As you read about some fascinating people, you’ll receive encouragement to live personally with more boldness and courage.

Check out this resource:

Looking for Amazing Women in Baptist History. 

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