Welcome to Living Hope!

  I'm Brandon Lehr, your average Christian, husband, and father, seeking to love the Lord my God with all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind, and my neighbor as myself. (Matt 22:37-39)

So why did I start a Blog?

To Proclaim Christ as Savior
  I wanted to share with others the hope of eternal life I found in Jesus Christ. The gospel is so glorious, how can I be silent? To think that God so loved a disgusting sinner such as I, enough to send his own Son to die, so that I may live, is beyond comprehension. If I didn't tell it, then the very stones would cry out in praise. (Luke 19:40)

To Grow Spiritually
  My desire for God grew into a passion for his word. I wanted to read it constantly. I wanted to know everything, and now. I wanted to know for myself and so I could share it with others.

But, I realized something rather quickly. You may think you know something when it's in your head, but on the way out, it often becomes evident that you didn't know as much as you thought you did. We are all legends in our own minds!

So what did I do? I started trying to write things out. When putting things down on paper, it becomes obvious where the gaps in your understanding lie. Go ahead and try this if you ever begin to be conceited in your knowledge. It is instantly humbling.

Living Hope gives me the opportunity to share what I've learned, and in the process forces me to examine what I believe more closely.

I'm a Nerd
  Blogging is fun. The geek in me loves to play with technology. Creating Living Hope gives me the opportunity to do just that. I've learned about different blogging platforms, templates, widgets, creating and editing logos and pictures, and all sorts of other things that eat up the time I should be using to study and write.

 I also like to share things that I've found to be of interest on the web. There are a lot of good and edifying Christian blogs out there. I've got some of my favorites listed in the sidebar if you would like to check them out.

  One other thing, If you purchase anything from Amazon by entering through this site, I get a little love back. So if you would like any of the books reviewed here, I have most likely linked to its product page at Amazon, so just click through and have at it. You can also find these books, or search for others you may like at Living Hope Book Store. This is just an Amazon site created to give the convenience of all of the books at one easy to browse place.

Thanks for stopping by,
Brandon Lehr

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