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

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

Overwhelmed by the news cycle and the state of affairs in our world? Pastor, blogger, and powerful voice in the Resistance, John Pavlovitz has the answer: this rousing and inspirational guide, drawing from lessons of our favorite superheroes, for how we can band together, live more heroically (and meaningfully) and save the world.

It’s exhausting to give a damn these days, isn’t it? Perhaps you’re feeling anguished about what you see on the news or in your social media timeline, or by your personal circumstances, and are paralyzed waiting for political or religious leaders, or celebrities, to rescue us from it all.

But what if you didn’t have to wait for someone else?

What if you could be the hero?

This book—a spirited call to action—shows you how.

In these pages, John offers a path away from the vitriol and toward com­passion, and a plan to transform our burdens into dreams and our outrage into activism. Drawing from lessons of beloved fictional superheroes, John shows us how to identify our origin story, build protective suits of armor, guard against our personal kryptonite, and vanquish our villains. He also identifies ten specific “superpowers” that we can enlist to make our lives and our world better. Along the way, he shares inspiring anecdotes and profiles about ordinary people who saw a gap in the world in empathy or kindness or gratitude and decided to fill it.

Hope and Other Superpowers is an invitation to anyone hoping to be the kind of person the world so desperately needs—the kind who can save it. In other words: it’s an invitation to you.

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

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Janette Fuller

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love t...

  • Jennie Rosenblum

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show ...

  • D.B. Moone

    Author: John PavlovitzPublisher: Simon & SchusterSimon & Schuster Author’s Book PageGenre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social IssuesPage Count: 256 p...

  • Lorena

    In the first chapter, Pastor John Pavlovitz states that “Adversity (ours or others’) is always an invitation to be transformed.” I feel like that’s a good summary for the message of this book....

  • Dan Connors

    Good audiobook- narrated by the author. He is a warm, loving soul with a podcast and following. Not happy with the Trump era. The superhero metaphor is the entire book. Not a lot of new stuff for me, ...

  • Sarah

    I loved the premise of this book, but wasn't impressed by the book itself. I'm not sure who the intended audience is. The stories from the author's life and the cursing make me think it is for adults,...

  • Audrey Adamson

    Hope and Other Superpowers using a current trend to help people to understand that they have their gifts. The superhero trend isn't used as a gimmick; John Pavlovitz uses these figures and ideas 6to m...

  • Jess Macallan

    4.5 starsHOPE AND OTHER SUPERPOWERS is an uplifting read about how average people can tap into their superpowers and make a difference. I enjoyed the author's approach to inspiring readers by sharing ...

  • Nicole Overmoyer

    The full title of the book I’m here to review today is… Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto. John Pavlovitz wrote this book and, pres...

  • Chris Worthy

    I was able to read an advance copy of this book through Netgalley. If you enjoyed John's first book, A Bigger Table, you will love this one. It is the next step - embracing our individual superpowers ...