A life-affirming, love-defending, butt-kicking, world-saving manifesto written by John Pavlovitz.
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, on ways 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 are paralyzed by your own personal circumstances, or anguished about what you see on the news or in your social media timeline. Have you been 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, Pavlovitz offers a path away from the vitriol and toward com-passion, and a plan to transform our burdens into dreams and our outrage into activism. Drawing from lessons of beloved fictional superheroes, Pavlovitz 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.