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Amy Lively

Can I Borrow a Cup of Hope?

Can I Borrow a Cup of Hope?

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How to Find Faith for Hard Times in 1 Peter

"Amy is a gifted teacher and her words are just the right mix of clever, funny, and profound."--Peggy Bodde, founder of Sacred Work

When the pain and problems of life barge in, hopes and dreams run out. In these uncertain seasons of personal crisis, national chaos, and global catastrophe, it's easy to wonder if life will ever be anything but sorrow and despair.

The apostle Peter knows exactly what it's like when hope is gone. He watched as the Messiah was arrested, crucified, and buried. And Peter himself failed almost every test of his faith, even with Christ right in front of him. But he also knows that God is faithful and true, carrying us through our harshest suffering and redeeming our heaviest regrets. Bible teacher, author, and speaker Amy Lively dives into Peter's first epistle, a short letter with a lot of power, to light the way for today's struggling Christian. In this daily Bible study, she guides readers through the beautiful story of Peter and shows how he embodies the way to set our hope fully in Christ alone. With gentle honesty and a touch of helpful humor, Amy helps readers understand that when it feels like the end of the world to them, it's just the beginning of the power of Jesus. 

"A beautiful, honest, and in-depth journey into 1 Peter. . . . You'll come away a little more humble, a little more thoughtful and introspective, and best of all, a whole lot more able to set your hope fully on Christ."
--Jennifer Hayes Yates, author of Just Like Us and Seeking Truth

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Editorial Reviews

"In a world filled with turmoil, where hope seems to slip through our fingers like grains of sand, Amy Lively offers a lifeline with her insightful book, "Can I Borrow a Cup of Hope." With a knack for blending clever wit, humor, and profound wisdom, Amy proves herself to be a gifted teacher who resonates deeply with her readers.

The apostle Peter's experiences and struggles come to life in vivid detail through Amy's exploration of his first epistle. In a world where faith is tested daily, Peter's story serves as a poignant reminder that even in our darkest moments, God's faithfulness endures. Amy's daily Bible study takes readers on a journey, guiding them through Peter's narrative and demonstrating how he exemplifies the path to placing our hope fully in Christ.

With a gentle, honest approach and a sprinkle of humor to lighten the way, Amy Lively helps readers comprehend that when the world feels like it's collapsing around them, it's actually the genesis of the transformative power of Jesus. As readers delve into the pages of "Can I Borrow a Cup of Hope," they will emerge with hearts more humble, minds more thoughtful, and a newfound ability to anchor their hope entirely in Christ.

This book is a beautiful, honest, and profound exploration of 1 Peter. Amy Lively's compelling narrative will leave you not only with a deeper understanding of the biblical text but also with a renewed sense of hope, faith, and purpose. In a world desperate for answers, "Can I Borrow a Cup of Hope" offers a refreshing perspective and a compelling invitation to embrace unwavering hope in the face of life's greatest challenges." - Starry Ferry Books

About the Author

Amy Lively is an author and speaker whose passion is teaching God’s Word as a “How To” manual for loving Him and loving others. With words rooted in ancient Scripture yet rich in modern application, Amy guides us toward lasting hope for difficult days—then helps us share it with a neighbor.

Releasing September, 2023, from Kregel Publications, "Can I Borrow a Cup of Hope? How to Find Faith for Hard Times in 1 Peter" shows how pain and suffering are transformed into hope and purpose. This hybrid book/Bible study shows how to set aside our hopeless fears and hopeful fantasies and set our hope fully on God's faithfulness.

She learned to explain complex theology in simple, relatable terms by inviting neighbors of all ages and faith backgrounds to a women’s Bible study in her home. This crazy idea of knocking on neighbors’ doors grew into an international ministry called The Neighborhood Café, where she have coached women across the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, and Australia to overcome their fears and fulfill their calling in their communities.

Her first book, "How to Love Your Neighbor Without Being Weird," provides even more practical tools, prayerful encouragement and powerful inspiration so you can embrace the people God has carefully placed around your home—the best place for forming new friendships and deepening old ones.

Amy is a student at Asbury Theological Seminary. She has leadership experience in church planting, women’s ministry, small groups, and parachurch organizations. She is also a church volunteer, community organizer, and business owner. She and her husband divide their time between Colorado and Florida. Visit her at

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