When I needed help preaching 1 Peter, I asked Sarah Viggiano Wright. The call to persistent hope and goodness in the face of everyday suffering is a difficult assignment. 1 Peter in particular is harrowing teaching for Christians and a cultural minefield for preachers. Her guidance as a theologian was critical to helping me apply the book concretely. Her insight as a female Christian was essential to helping me do it well. I'm so glad she has made the fruits of her study available to all in this book.
Reyn Cabinet, Senior Pastor, Uptown Community Church, New York City
Sarah Viggiano Wright combines a deep knowledge of Scripture and a deep passion for discipleship in this rich study of 1 Peter. A Living Hope brings the story of the gospel into the struggles of Christians in a powerful and tangible way. By God’s grace, walking through these devotionals day by day will greatly increase our understanding of Scripture, of ourselves, and the God who alone is our true, secure, unchanging hope.
Caroline Scruggs Women’s Discipleship Director, Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, TN
Sarah Viggiano Wright offers an honest and realistic devotional, one brave enough to consider hope not as a pollyannish ideal, but against the dark backdrop of our fallen world and its suffering and sorrow. Her skillful study of the Apostle Peter's inspired words will encourage you to trust that when your hopeful feelings waver, the object of your hope does not.
The Rev. Kevin Labby Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Church, Orlando, FL
In this study of 1 Peter we walk alongside Sarah Viggiano Wright as she gives insight and guidance in finding the living hope so needed in these times. This study will both encourage and strengthen anyone who takes the journey, each lesson leads us to re-examine how we define hope and calls on us to respond in faith with thoughtful suggestions and well placed questions that help us discover deeper truths.
I recommend A Living Hope for Bible studies, small groups and individuals interested in practical application of scripture in our walk with Christ.
Renee Higgins, Chaplain’s Assistant at Covenant Theological Seminary, and wife of The Rev. Dr. Col. Mike Higgins, Lead Pastor at South City Church, St. Louis, MO
In A Living Hope, Sarah Viggiano Wright reveals the hope that the Apostle Peter was giving to every believer. She hits the nail on the head during times like these. As you read each day you will find new and exciting ways to draw closer to Christ. With every chapter your faith will become stronger. Even in life’s greatest challenges this book lets you know that you are safe and loved by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is a must read.
Pastor Jerry Q Parries Christian Family Worship Center, House of Grace, Orlando, FL