In this amazing book, Rod Terry takes the old and revered hope chest tradition and uses it as a metaphor to reveal what is truly important in life. His thoughtful observations and reflections show how we can transform our lives and become our own source of power and strength. Hope Chest is an asset to anyone who is on a path of self-discovery and lasting happiness. This beautifully written book is organized into five sections: Private Pilgrimages helps us discover how to live life from the inside out. Nothing shapes our lives as much as the questions we ask ourselves when we are alone. Sacred Communions focuses on our interaction with those around us, including how to set boundaries, cultivate compassion and master the art of friendship. Balancing Acts offers practical solutions for what we can do to bring peace and serenity into our everyday lives. Passionate Pursuits explores how to live life out loud with passion and enthusiasm. Finally, Divine Revelations examines fundamental spiritual truths like faith, forgiveness and gratitude, which are necessary to sustain our journey through life.