Citizens of Hope

Basics of Christian Identity

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Citizens of Hope
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Published February 2016

Learn the basics of Christian discipleship.

Hope is central to our identity as Christians. Just as our bodies need food, our souls need hope, and the supreme hope is found in a relationship with Jesus Christ. How does that relationship become real to us? In this book and 4-week study, readers are guided on a formative path of understanding who God is and who they are as God’s children. Citizens of Hope is part of The Basics Series.

An invitation into a more faithful and profound understanding of Christian hope. An excellent resource for small groups, Sunday school, individual meditation, and both new and maturing disciples of Jesus. —Janice Riggle Huie, Bishop of the Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church

A hope-filled description of what it means to be followers of Jesus Christ and a reminder of how God is at work in every aspect of our Christian journey. I commend this book to individuals and groups seeking to know how to walk as a citizen of hope in our Twenty-first-century world.—Amy Valdez Barker, Executive Secretary, Connectional Table of The United Methodist Church

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About the Authors

Mary Brooke Casad

Mary Brooke Casad is former Executive Secretary of the Connectional Table of The United Methodist Church,  chairs the Foundation for Evangelism Trustees, and is a director of the Texas Methodist Foundation Board. She received a BA in journalism from Southern Methodist University and is author of the popular Bluebonnet the Armadillo children's books. She is married to Rev. Vic Casad, and they live in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

Clayton Oliphint

Since 2001, Clayton Oliphint has served as senior pastor at the 6,000-member First United Methodist Church in Richardson, Texas. Dr. Oliphint received a B.A. in History and Religion from Austin College and Master of Divinity and Doctor of Divinity degrees from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. Clayton and his wife, Lori, both “preacher’s kids,” are the parents of three children.