Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto

Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto

Overwhelmed by the news cycle and the state of affairs in our world? Pastor, blogger, and powerful voice in the Resistance, John Pavlovitz has the answer: this rousing and inspirational guide, drawing from lessons of our favorite superheroes, for how we can band together, live more heroically (and meaningfully), and save the world. It?s exhausting to give a damn these days Overwhelmed by the news cycle and the state of affairs in our world? Pastor, blogger, and powerful voice in the Res...

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Title:Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto
Author:John Pavlovitz
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1501179667
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto Reviews

  • Lisa Lewis
    Feb 17, 2019

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

    John Pavlovitz has, I think, become the pastor to a far greater flock than he ever anticipated. The popular Christian blogger's second book, in which he talks about how each person can be an ordinary hero every day, is a series of beautiful and hopeful essays that provide both inspirat...

    In the first chapter, Pastor John Pavlovitz states that ?Adversity (ours or others?) is always an invitation to be transformed.? I feel like that?s a good summary for the message of this book. The author shares many stories, both his own and others?, showing how our most diff...

    Good audiobook- narrated by the author. He is a warm, loving soul with a podcast and following. Not happy with the Trump era. The superhero metaphor is the entire book. Not a lot of new stuff for me, but worth reading. ...

    I really enjoy John Pavlovitz's blog and appreciate his perspective on life. As a liberal Christian, I also appreciate the way he lets people know that his views are rooted in his faith, without in any way pushing it on people. Example from pg 161: "But this isn't a book about theology...

  • Sharon
    Feb 28, 2019

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

    John Pavlovitz has, I think, become the pastor to a far greater flock than he ever anticipated. The popular Christian blogger's second book, in which he talks about how each person can be an ordinary hero every day, is a series of beautiful and hopeful essays that provide both inspirat...

  • Janette Fuller
    Aug 02, 2018

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

  • Jo
    Jun 22, 2019

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

    John Pavlovitz has, I think, become the pastor to a far greater flock than he ever anticipated. The popular Christian blogger's second book, in which he talks about how each person can be an ordinary hero every day, is a series of beautiful and hopeful essays that provide both inspirat...

    In the first chapter, Pastor John Pavlovitz states that ?Adversity (ours or others?) is always an invitation to be transformed.? I feel like that?s a good summary for the message of this book. The author shares many stories, both his own and others?, showing how our most diff...

    Good audiobook- narrated by the author. He is a warm, loving soul with a podcast and following. Not happy with the Trump era. The superhero metaphor is the entire book. Not a lot of new stuff for me, but worth reading. ...

    I really enjoy John Pavlovitz's blog and appreciate his perspective on life. As a liberal Christian, I also appreciate the way he lets people know that his views are rooted in his faith, without in any way pushing it on people. Example from pg 161: "But this isn't a book about theology...

    The full title of the book I?m here to review today is? Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto. John Pavlovitz wrote this book and, presumably, picked the title. It is possibly the longest title I?ve ever seen but the bo...

    OUR INTERVIEW WITH JOHN PAVLOVITZ by Sara Bell and Emily Lewis who jointly interviewed John and wrote with article. There are many things that I love about being a book blogger, but nothing beats being able to actually talk to a writer that you both admire and aspire to be more l...

    I loved the premise of this book, but wasn't impressed by the book itself. I'm not sure who the intended audience is. The stories from the author's life and the cursing make me think it is for adults, but the tone is more appropriate for middle-grade children (since my 35 year old, Pre...

    Hope and other Superpowers is a book calling all of us to be involved. He used fictional superheroes as examples to show that they saw things and got involved to fix them. The author feels that we could make a big difference too if we used our own individual powers. We each have our bu...

    Hope and Other Superpowers using a current trend to help people to understand that they have their gifts. The superhero trend isn't used as a gimmick; John Pavlovitz uses these figures and ideas 6to make the idea of gifts and talents relatable. This metaphor works well in encouraging p...

    4.5 stars HOPE AND OTHER SUPERPOWERS is an uplifting read about how average people can tap into their superpowers and make a difference. I enjoyed the author's approach to inspiring readers by sharing his story and the story of everyday people doing amazing things. The author didn't...

    This is a book to read when you are ready to give up. When there is just too much wrong with the world and you simply can?t face it for another day, much less fight it. John Pavlovitz reminds you that you are not alone, that your actions do affect others and that the good fight is ne...

    Interesting book. I admire Pavlovitz?s desire to instill hope. I agree with him that average ordinary people are capable of extraordinary impact. However, I don?t recommend this book because of his insistence to present fictitious superheroes as the model of example. The bo...

    So...I absolutely love John Pavlovitz as a writer. Some of his blog posts are my favorite writings - I read them often and send them to people frequently. I was so excited when his book came out. HOWEVER. It's been hard for me to get into - I've been working on it for awhile. I rea...

    Apparently this is the author's response to Trump getting elected. I totally get that, everyday there is something else I can barely stomach in the news. However, this book is going to be dated very soon! It would have been better if he had just mentioned his dismay at the election out...

    This is a good book to read, written in a friendly and informal (if very American Pastor) fashion, and it's very positive. It's about harnessing what we love in superheroes and making a difference in the world. It's a good book, but it's not the book I needed. I'd hoped it would hel...

    I like the philosophy in this book, as well as the metaphor for finding our superpowers the way the heroes of the Marvel and DC Universes do. Many of the anecdotes of ordinary people doing what they can where they are were inspiring. I felt it could have been tightened a lot. His re...

    More inspiration from pastor John! While I'm not sold on the concept that we all have super-hero abilities inside of us, I do accept that we are stronger/braver/smarter than we think we are. It is the act of choosing to do something where we put those capabilities to use vs. spending...

    I was able to read an advance copy of this book through Netgalley. If you enjoyed John's first book, A Bigger Table, you will love this one. It is the next step - embracing our individual superpowers to effect change in ourselves and in the world. With the daily deluge of bad news, it ...

    I just finished this amazing book. If you find yourself needing motivation, inspiration, you will find it here. The book uses several superhero characters and qualities to illustrate the superhero characteristics we all have within us. We can make it a better world, just by being ourse...

    This book was hope-filled, and just what I needed. I highly recommend it. And now I?m off to save the world, or at least to use what I have to contribute to the things I believe are life-giving. I listened to it, read by the author. That, and his honesty, his choice of stories to s...

    A call to activism at many levels. Pavlovitz takes the reader through character traits (compassion, honesty, etc.) needed to be a superhero in today's world. Not necessarily new material but summarized in one location. He challenges/encourages the reader to see where they're called to...

    This is a very affirming book, and one that lives up to the title. I recommend it for all who would like to view the world from a new perspective, and guarantee that each reader will recognize many superheroes of hope in their own lives. ...

    Have enjoyed John?s essays and this book did not disappoint. Very positive and practical guide to maintaining hope in a confrontational world and, more importantly, how to act with hope and empathy. Compassionate primer for becoming a community superpower. ...

  • S Cina
    Dec 05, 2018

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

    John Pavlovitz has, I think, become the pastor to a far greater flock than he ever anticipated. The popular Christian blogger's second book, in which he talks about how each person can be an ordinary hero every day, is a series of beautiful and hopeful essays that provide both inspirat...

    In the first chapter, Pastor John Pavlovitz states that ?Adversity (ours or others?) is always an invitation to be transformed.? I feel like that?s a good summary for the message of this book. The author shares many stories, both his own and others?, showing how our most diff...

    Good audiobook- narrated by the author. He is a warm, loving soul with a podcast and following. Not happy with the Trump era. The superhero metaphor is the entire book. Not a lot of new stuff for me, but worth reading. ...

    I really enjoy John Pavlovitz's blog and appreciate his perspective on life. As a liberal Christian, I also appreciate the way he lets people know that his views are rooted in his faith, without in any way pushing it on people. Example from pg 161: "But this isn't a book about theology...

    The full title of the book I?m here to review today is? Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto. John Pavlovitz wrote this book and, presumably, picked the title. It is possibly the longest title I?ve ever seen but the bo...

    OUR INTERVIEW WITH JOHN PAVLOVITZ by Sara Bell and Emily Lewis who jointly interviewed John and wrote with article. There are many things that I love about being a book blogger, but nothing beats being able to actually talk to a writer that you both admire and aspire to be more l...

    I loved the premise of this book, but wasn't impressed by the book itself. I'm not sure who the intended audience is. The stories from the author's life and the cursing make me think it is for adults, but the tone is more appropriate for middle-grade children (since my 35 year old, Pre...

    Hope and other Superpowers is a book calling all of us to be involved. He used fictional superheroes as examples to show that they saw things and got involved to fix them. The author feels that we could make a big difference too if we used our own individual powers. We each have our bu...

    Hope and Other Superpowers using a current trend to help people to understand that they have their gifts. The superhero trend isn't used as a gimmick; John Pavlovitz uses these figures and ideas 6to make the idea of gifts and talents relatable. This metaphor works well in encouraging p...

    4.5 stars HOPE AND OTHER SUPERPOWERS is an uplifting read about how average people can tap into their superpowers and make a difference. I enjoyed the author's approach to inspiring readers by sharing his story and the story of everyday people doing amazing things. The author didn't...

    This is a book to read when you are ready to give up. When there is just too much wrong with the world and you simply can?t face it for another day, much less fight it. John Pavlovitz reminds you that you are not alone, that your actions do affect others and that the good fight is ne...

    Interesting book. I admire Pavlovitz?s desire to instill hope. I agree with him that average ordinary people are capable of extraordinary impact. However, I don?t recommend this book because of his insistence to present fictitious superheroes as the model of example. The bo...

    So...I absolutely love John Pavlovitz as a writer. Some of his blog posts are my favorite writings - I read them often and send them to people frequently. I was so excited when his book came out. HOWEVER. It's been hard for me to get into - I've been working on it for awhile. I rea...

    Apparently this is the author's response to Trump getting elected. I totally get that, everyday there is something else I can barely stomach in the news. However, this book is going to be dated very soon! It would have been better if he had just mentioned his dismay at the election out...

    This is a good book to read, written in a friendly and informal (if very American Pastor) fashion, and it's very positive. It's about harnessing what we love in superheroes and making a difference in the world. It's a good book, but it's not the book I needed. I'd hoped it would hel...

    I like the philosophy in this book, as well as the metaphor for finding our superpowers the way the heroes of the Marvel and DC Universes do. Many of the anecdotes of ordinary people doing what they can where they are were inspiring. I felt it could have been tightened a lot. His re...

    More inspiration from pastor John! While I'm not sold on the concept that we all have super-hero abilities inside of us, I do accept that we are stronger/braver/smarter than we think we are. It is the act of choosing to do something where we put those capabilities to use vs. spending...

    I was able to read an advance copy of this book through Netgalley. If you enjoyed John's first book, A Bigger Table, you will love this one. It is the next step - embracing our individual superpowers to effect change in ourselves and in the world. With the daily deluge of bad news, it ...

    I just finished this amazing book. If you find yourself needing motivation, inspiration, you will find it here. The book uses several superhero characters and qualities to illustrate the superhero characteristics we all have within us. We can make it a better world, just by being ourse...

    This book was hope-filled, and just what I needed. I highly recommend it. And now I?m off to save the world, or at least to use what I have to contribute to the things I believe are life-giving. I listened to it, read by the author. That, and his honesty, his choice of stories to s...

  • Robert D. Cornwall
    Feb 09, 2019

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

  • Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com
    Jan 31, 2019

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

    John Pavlovitz has, I think, become the pastor to a far greater flock than he ever anticipated. The popular Christian blogger's second book, in which he talks about how each person can be an ordinary hero every day, is a series of beautiful and hopeful essays that provide both inspirat...

    In the first chapter, Pastor John Pavlovitz states that ?Adversity (ours or others?) is always an invitation to be transformed.? I feel like that?s a good summary for the message of this book. The author shares many stories, both his own and others?, showing how our most diff...

    Good audiobook- narrated by the author. He is a warm, loving soul with a podcast and following. Not happy with the Trump era. The superhero metaphor is the entire book. Not a lot of new stuff for me, but worth reading. ...

    I really enjoy John Pavlovitz's blog and appreciate his perspective on life. As a liberal Christian, I also appreciate the way he lets people know that his views are rooted in his faith, without in any way pushing it on people. Example from pg 161: "But this isn't a book about theology...

    The full title of the book I?m here to review today is? Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto. John Pavlovitz wrote this book and, presumably, picked the title. It is possibly the longest title I?ve ever seen but the bo...

    OUR INTERVIEW WITH JOHN PAVLOVITZ by Sara Bell and Emily Lewis who jointly interviewed John and wrote with article. There are many things that I love about being a book blogger, but nothing beats being able to actually talk to a writer that you both admire and aspire to be more l...

  • Jess Macallan
    Sep 19, 2018

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

    John Pavlovitz has, I think, become the pastor to a far greater flock than he ever anticipated. The popular Christian blogger's second book, in which he talks about how each person can be an ordinary hero every day, is a series of beautiful and hopeful essays that provide both inspirat...

    In the first chapter, Pastor John Pavlovitz states that ?Adversity (ours or others?) is always an invitation to be transformed.? I feel like that?s a good summary for the message of this book. The author shares many stories, both his own and others?, showing how our most diff...

    Good audiobook- narrated by the author. He is a warm, loving soul with a podcast and following. Not happy with the Trump era. The superhero metaphor is the entire book. Not a lot of new stuff for me, but worth reading. ...

    I really enjoy John Pavlovitz's blog and appreciate his perspective on life. As a liberal Christian, I also appreciate the way he lets people know that his views are rooted in his faith, without in any way pushing it on people. Example from pg 161: "But this isn't a book about theology...

    The full title of the book I?m here to review today is? Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto. John Pavlovitz wrote this book and, presumably, picked the title. It is possibly the longest title I?ve ever seen but the bo...

    OUR INTERVIEW WITH JOHN PAVLOVITZ by Sara Bell and Emily Lewis who jointly interviewed John and wrote with article. There are many things that I love about being a book blogger, but nothing beats being able to actually talk to a writer that you both admire and aspire to be more l...

    I loved the premise of this book, but wasn't impressed by the book itself. I'm not sure who the intended audience is. The stories from the author's life and the cursing make me think it is for adults, but the tone is more appropriate for middle-grade children (since my 35 year old, Pre...

    Hope and other Superpowers is a book calling all of us to be involved. He used fictional superheroes as examples to show that they saw things and got involved to fix them. The author feels that we could make a big difference too if we used our own individual powers. We each have our bu...

    Hope and Other Superpowers using a current trend to help people to understand that they have their gifts. The superhero trend isn't used as a gimmick; John Pavlovitz uses these figures and ideas 6to make the idea of gifts and talents relatable. This metaphor works well in encouraging p...

    4.5 stars HOPE AND OTHER SUPERPOWERS is an uplifting read about how average people can tap into their superpowers and make a difference. I enjoyed the author's approach to inspiring readers by sharing his story and the story of everyday people doing amazing things. The author didn't...

  • Nicole Overmoyer
    Nov 05, 2018

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

    John Pavlovitz has, I think, become the pastor to a far greater flock than he ever anticipated. The popular Christian blogger's second book, in which he talks about how each person can be an ordinary hero every day, is a series of beautiful and hopeful essays that provide both inspirat...

    In the first chapter, Pastor John Pavlovitz states that ?Adversity (ours or others?) is always an invitation to be transformed.? I feel like that?s a good summary for the message of this book. The author shares many stories, both his own and others?, showing how our most diff...

    Good audiobook- narrated by the author. He is a warm, loving soul with a podcast and following. Not happy with the Trump era. The superhero metaphor is the entire book. Not a lot of new stuff for me, but worth reading. ...

    I really enjoy John Pavlovitz's blog and appreciate his perspective on life. As a liberal Christian, I also appreciate the way he lets people know that his views are rooted in his faith, without in any way pushing it on people. Example from pg 161: "But this isn't a book about theology...

    The full title of the book I?m here to review today is? Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto. John Pavlovitz wrote this book and, presumably, picked the title. It is possibly the longest title I?ve ever seen but the bo...

  • Margaret
    Jun 19, 2019

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

    John Pavlovitz has, I think, become the pastor to a far greater flock than he ever anticipated. The popular Christian blogger's second book, in which he talks about how each person can be an ordinary hero every day, is a series of beautiful and hopeful essays that provide both inspirat...

    In the first chapter, Pastor John Pavlovitz states that ?Adversity (ours or others?) is always an invitation to be transformed.? I feel like that?s a good summary for the message of this book. The author shares many stories, both his own and others?, showing how our most diff...

    Good audiobook- narrated by the author. He is a warm, loving soul with a podcast and following. Not happy with the Trump era. The superhero metaphor is the entire book. Not a lot of new stuff for me, but worth reading. ...

    I really enjoy John Pavlovitz's blog and appreciate his perspective on life. As a liberal Christian, I also appreciate the way he lets people know that his views are rooted in his faith, without in any way pushing it on people. Example from pg 161: "But this isn't a book about theology...

    The full title of the book I?m here to review today is? Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto. John Pavlovitz wrote this book and, presumably, picked the title. It is possibly the longest title I?ve ever seen but the bo...

    OUR INTERVIEW WITH JOHN PAVLOVITZ by Sara Bell and Emily Lewis who jointly interviewed John and wrote with article. There are many things that I love about being a book blogger, but nothing beats being able to actually talk to a writer that you both admire and aspire to be more l...

    I loved the premise of this book, but wasn't impressed by the book itself. I'm not sure who the intended audience is. The stories from the author's life and the cursing make me think it is for adults, but the tone is more appropriate for middle-grade children (since my 35 year old, Pre...

    Hope and other Superpowers is a book calling all of us to be involved. He used fictional superheroes as examples to show that they saw things and got involved to fix them. The author feels that we could make a big difference too if we used our own individual powers. We each have our bu...

    Hope and Other Superpowers using a current trend to help people to understand that they have their gifts. The superhero trend isn't used as a gimmick; John Pavlovitz uses these figures and ideas 6to make the idea of gifts and talents relatable. This metaphor works well in encouraging p...

    4.5 stars HOPE AND OTHER SUPERPOWERS is an uplifting read about how average people can tap into their superpowers and make a difference. I enjoyed the author's approach to inspiring readers by sharing his story and the story of everyday people doing amazing things. The author didn't...

    This is a book to read when you are ready to give up. When there is just too much wrong with the world and you simply can?t face it for another day, much less fight it. John Pavlovitz reminds you that you are not alone, that your actions do affect others and that the good fight is ne...

    Interesting book. I admire Pavlovitz?s desire to instill hope. I agree with him that average ordinary people are capable of extraordinary impact. However, I don?t recommend this book because of his insistence to present fictitious superheroes as the model of example. The bo...

    So...I absolutely love John Pavlovitz as a writer. Some of his blog posts are my favorite writings - I read them often and send them to people frequently. I was so excited when his book came out. HOWEVER. It's been hard for me to get into - I've been working on it for awhile. I rea...

    Apparently this is the author's response to Trump getting elected. I totally get that, everyday there is something else I can barely stomach in the news. However, this book is going to be dated very soon! It would have been better if he had just mentioned his dismay at the election out...

  • Sarah
    Oct 22, 2018

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

    John Pavlovitz has, I think, become the pastor to a far greater flock than he ever anticipated. The popular Christian blogger's second book, in which he talks about how each person can be an ordinary hero every day, is a series of beautiful and hopeful essays that provide both inspirat...

    In the first chapter, Pastor John Pavlovitz states that ?Adversity (ours or others?) is always an invitation to be transformed.? I feel like that?s a good summary for the message of this book. The author shares many stories, both his own and others?, showing how our most diff...

    Good audiobook- narrated by the author. He is a warm, loving soul with a podcast and following. Not happy with the Trump era. The superhero metaphor is the entire book. Not a lot of new stuff for me, but worth reading. ...

    I really enjoy John Pavlovitz's blog and appreciate his perspective on life. As a liberal Christian, I also appreciate the way he lets people know that his views are rooted in his faith, without in any way pushing it on people. Example from pg 161: "But this isn't a book about theology...

    The full title of the book I?m here to review today is? Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto. John Pavlovitz wrote this book and, presumably, picked the title. It is possibly the longest title I?ve ever seen but the bo...

    OUR INTERVIEW WITH JOHN PAVLOVITZ by Sara Bell and Emily Lewis who jointly interviewed John and wrote with article. There are many things that I love about being a book blogger, but nothing beats being able to actually talk to a writer that you both admire and aspire to be more l...

    I loved the premise of this book, but wasn't impressed by the book itself. I'm not sure who the intended audience is. The stories from the author's life and the cursing make me think it is for adults, but the tone is more appropriate for middle-grade children (since my 35 year old, Pre...

  • Esperanza
    Mar 28, 2019

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

    John Pavlovitz has, I think, become the pastor to a far greater flock than he ever anticipated. The popular Christian blogger's second book, in which he talks about how each person can be an ordinary hero every day, is a series of beautiful and hopeful essays that provide both inspirat...

    In the first chapter, Pastor John Pavlovitz states that ?Adversity (ours or others?) is always an invitation to be transformed.? I feel like that?s a good summary for the message of this book. The author shares many stories, both his own and others?, showing how our most diff...

    Good audiobook- narrated by the author. He is a warm, loving soul with a podcast and following. Not happy with the Trump era. The superhero metaphor is the entire book. Not a lot of new stuff for me, but worth reading. ...

    I really enjoy John Pavlovitz's blog and appreciate his perspective on life. As a liberal Christian, I also appreciate the way he lets people know that his views are rooted in his faith, without in any way pushing it on people. Example from pg 161: "But this isn't a book about theology...

    The full title of the book I?m here to review today is? Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto. John Pavlovitz wrote this book and, presumably, picked the title. It is possibly the longest title I?ve ever seen but the bo...

    OUR INTERVIEW WITH JOHN PAVLOVITZ by Sara Bell and Emily Lewis who jointly interviewed John and wrote with article. There are many things that I love about being a book blogger, but nothing beats being able to actually talk to a writer that you both admire and aspire to be more l...

    I loved the premise of this book, but wasn't impressed by the book itself. I'm not sure who the intended audience is. The stories from the author's life and the cursing make me think it is for adults, but the tone is more appropriate for middle-grade children (since my 35 year old, Pre...

    Hope and other Superpowers is a book calling all of us to be involved. He used fictional superheroes as examples to show that they saw things and got involved to fix them. The author feels that we could make a big difference too if we used our own individual powers. We each have our bu...

    Hope and Other Superpowers using a current trend to help people to understand that they have their gifts. The superhero trend isn't used as a gimmick; John Pavlovitz uses these figures and ideas 6to make the idea of gifts and talents relatable. This metaphor works well in encouraging p...

    4.5 stars HOPE AND OTHER SUPERPOWERS is an uplifting read about how average people can tap into their superpowers and make a difference. I enjoyed the author's approach to inspiring readers by sharing his story and the story of everyday people doing amazing things. The author didn't...

    This is a book to read when you are ready to give up. When there is just too much wrong with the world and you simply can?t face it for another day, much less fight it. John Pavlovitz reminds you that you are not alone, that your actions do affect others and that the good fight is ne...

    Interesting book. I admire Pavlovitz?s desire to instill hope. I agree with him that average ordinary people are capable of extraordinary impact. However, I don?t recommend this book because of his insistence to present fictitious superheroes as the model of example. The bo...

    So...I absolutely love John Pavlovitz as a writer. Some of his blog posts are my favorite writings - I read them often and send them to people frequently. I was so excited when his book came out. HOWEVER. It's been hard for me to get into - I've been working on it for awhile. I rea...

    Apparently this is the author's response to Trump getting elected. I totally get that, everyday there is something else I can barely stomach in the news. However, this book is going to be dated very soon! It would have been better if he had just mentioned his dismay at the election out...

    This is a good book to read, written in a friendly and informal (if very American Pastor) fashion, and it's very positive. It's about harnessing what we love in superheroes and making a difference in the world. It's a good book, but it's not the book I needed. I'd hoped it would hel...

    I like the philosophy in this book, as well as the metaphor for finding our superpowers the way the heroes of the Marvel and DC Universes do. Many of the anecdotes of ordinary people doing what they can where they are were inspiring. I felt it could have been tightened a lot. His re...

    More inspiration from pastor John! While I'm not sold on the concept that we all have super-hero abilities inside of us, I do accept that we are stronger/braver/smarter than we think we are. It is the act of choosing to do something where we put those capabilities to use vs. spending...

    I was able to read an advance copy of this book through Netgalley. If you enjoyed John's first book, A Bigger Table, you will love this one. It is the next step - embracing our individual superpowers to effect change in ourselves and in the world. With the daily deluge of bad news, it ...

    I just finished this amazing book. If you find yourself needing motivation, inspiration, you will find it here. The book uses several superhero characters and qualities to illustrate the superhero characteristics we all have within us. We can make it a better world, just by being ourse...

  • Pam
    Dec 31, 2018

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

    John Pavlovitz has, I think, become the pastor to a far greater flock than he ever anticipated. The popular Christian blogger's second book, in which he talks about how each person can be an ordinary hero every day, is a series of beautiful and hopeful essays that provide both inspirat...

    In the first chapter, Pastor John Pavlovitz states that ?Adversity (ours or others?) is always an invitation to be transformed.? I feel like that?s a good summary for the message of this book. The author shares many stories, both his own and others?, showing how our most diff...

    Good audiobook- narrated by the author. He is a warm, loving soul with a podcast and following. Not happy with the Trump era. The superhero metaphor is the entire book. Not a lot of new stuff for me, but worth reading. ...

    I really enjoy John Pavlovitz's blog and appreciate his perspective on life. As a liberal Christian, I also appreciate the way he lets people know that his views are rooted in his faith, without in any way pushing it on people. Example from pg 161: "But this isn't a book about theology...

    The full title of the book I?m here to review today is? Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto. John Pavlovitz wrote this book and, presumably, picked the title. It is possibly the longest title I?ve ever seen but the bo...

    OUR INTERVIEW WITH JOHN PAVLOVITZ by Sara Bell and Emily Lewis who jointly interviewed John and wrote with article. There are many things that I love about being a book blogger, but nothing beats being able to actually talk to a writer that you both admire and aspire to be more l...

    I loved the premise of this book, but wasn't impressed by the book itself. I'm not sure who the intended audience is. The stories from the author's life and the cursing make me think it is for adults, but the tone is more appropriate for middle-grade children (since my 35 year old, Pre...

    Hope and other Superpowers is a book calling all of us to be involved. He used fictional superheroes as examples to show that they saw things and got involved to fix them. The author feels that we could make a big difference too if we used our own individual powers. We each have our bu...

    Hope and Other Superpowers using a current trend to help people to understand that they have their gifts. The superhero trend isn't used as a gimmick; John Pavlovitz uses these figures and ideas 6to make the idea of gifts and talents relatable. This metaphor works well in encouraging p...

    4.5 stars HOPE AND OTHER SUPERPOWERS is an uplifting read about how average people can tap into their superpowers and make a difference. I enjoyed the author's approach to inspiring readers by sharing his story and the story of everyday people doing amazing things. The author didn't...

    This is a book to read when you are ready to give up. When there is just too much wrong with the world and you simply can?t face it for another day, much less fight it. John Pavlovitz reminds you that you are not alone, that your actions do affect others and that the good fight is ne...

    Interesting book. I admire Pavlovitz?s desire to instill hope. I agree with him that average ordinary people are capable of extraordinary impact. However, I don?t recommend this book because of his insistence to present fictitious superheroes as the model of example. The bo...

    So...I absolutely love John Pavlovitz as a writer. Some of his blog posts are my favorite writings - I read them often and send them to people frequently. I was so excited when his book came out. HOWEVER. It's been hard for me to get into - I've been working on it for awhile. I rea...

    Apparently this is the author's response to Trump getting elected. I totally get that, everyday there is something else I can barely stomach in the news. However, this book is going to be dated very soon! It would have been better if he had just mentioned his dismay at the election out...

    This is a good book to read, written in a friendly and informal (if very American Pastor) fashion, and it's very positive. It's about harnessing what we love in superheroes and making a difference in the world. It's a good book, but it's not the book I needed. I'd hoped it would hel...

    I like the philosophy in this book, as well as the metaphor for finding our superpowers the way the heroes of the Marvel and DC Universes do. Many of the anecdotes of ordinary people doing what they can where they are were inspiring. I felt it could have been tightened a lot. His re...

    More inspiration from pastor John! While I'm not sold on the concept that we all have super-hero abilities inside of us, I do accept that we are stronger/braver/smarter than we think we are. It is the act of choosing to do something where we put those capabilities to use vs. spending...

    I was able to read an advance copy of this book through Netgalley. If you enjoyed John's first book, A Bigger Table, you will love this one. It is the next step - embracing our individual superpowers to effect change in ourselves and in the world. With the daily deluge of bad news, it ...

    I just finished this amazing book. If you find yourself needing motivation, inspiration, you will find it here. The book uses several superhero characters and qualities to illustrate the superhero characteristics we all have within us. We can make it a better world, just by being ourse...

    This book was hope-filled, and just what I needed. I highly recommend it. And now I?m off to save the world, or at least to use what I have to contribute to the things I believe are life-giving. I listened to it, read by the author. That, and his honesty, his choice of stories to s...

    A call to activism at many levels. Pavlovitz takes the reader through character traits (compassion, honesty, etc.) needed to be a superhero in today's world. Not necessarily new material but summarized in one location. He challenges/encourages the reader to see where they're called to...

  • Amy Gennaro
    Jul 15, 2019

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

  • Ida
    Aug 06, 2019

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

    John Pavlovitz has, I think, become the pastor to a far greater flock than he ever anticipated. The popular Christian blogger's second book, in which he talks about how each person can be an ordinary hero every day, is a series of beautiful and hopeful essays that provide both inspirat...

    In the first chapter, Pastor John Pavlovitz states that ?Adversity (ours or others?) is always an invitation to be transformed.? I feel like that?s a good summary for the message of this book. The author shares many stories, both his own and others?, showing how our most diff...

    Good audiobook- narrated by the author. He is a warm, loving soul with a podcast and following. Not happy with the Trump era. The superhero metaphor is the entire book. Not a lot of new stuff for me, but worth reading. ...

    I really enjoy John Pavlovitz's blog and appreciate his perspective on life. As a liberal Christian, I also appreciate the way he lets people know that his views are rooted in his faith, without in any way pushing it on people. Example from pg 161: "But this isn't a book about theology...

    The full title of the book I?m here to review today is? Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto. John Pavlovitz wrote this book and, presumably, picked the title. It is possibly the longest title I?ve ever seen but the bo...

    OUR INTERVIEW WITH JOHN PAVLOVITZ by Sara Bell and Emily Lewis who jointly interviewed John and wrote with article. There are many things that I love about being a book blogger, but nothing beats being able to actually talk to a writer that you both admire and aspire to be more l...

    I loved the premise of this book, but wasn't impressed by the book itself. I'm not sure who the intended audience is. The stories from the author's life and the cursing make me think it is for adults, but the tone is more appropriate for middle-grade children (since my 35 year old, Pre...

    Hope and other Superpowers is a book calling all of us to be involved. He used fictional superheroes as examples to show that they saw things and got involved to fix them. The author feels that we could make a big difference too if we used our own individual powers. We each have our bu...

    Hope and Other Superpowers using a current trend to help people to understand that they have their gifts. The superhero trend isn't used as a gimmick; John Pavlovitz uses these figures and ideas 6to make the idea of gifts and talents relatable. This metaphor works well in encouraging p...

    4.5 stars HOPE AND OTHER SUPERPOWERS is an uplifting read about how average people can tap into their superpowers and make a difference. I enjoyed the author's approach to inspiring readers by sharing his story and the story of everyday people doing amazing things. The author didn't...

    This is a book to read when you are ready to give up. When there is just too much wrong with the world and you simply can?t face it for another day, much less fight it. John Pavlovitz reminds you that you are not alone, that your actions do affect others and that the good fight is ne...

    Interesting book. I admire Pavlovitz?s desire to instill hope. I agree with him that average ordinary people are capable of extraordinary impact. However, I don?t recommend this book because of his insistence to present fictitious superheroes as the model of example. The bo...

    So...I absolutely love John Pavlovitz as a writer. Some of his blog posts are my favorite writings - I read them often and send them to people frequently. I was so excited when his book came out. HOWEVER. It's been hard for me to get into - I've been working on it for awhile. I rea...

    Apparently this is the author's response to Trump getting elected. I totally get that, everyday there is something else I can barely stomach in the news. However, this book is going to be dated very soon! It would have been better if he had just mentioned his dismay at the election out...

    This is a good book to read, written in a friendly and informal (if very American Pastor) fashion, and it's very positive. It's about harnessing what we love in superheroes and making a difference in the world. It's a good book, but it's not the book I needed. I'd hoped it would hel...

    I like the philosophy in this book, as well as the metaphor for finding our superpowers the way the heroes of the Marvel and DC Universes do. Many of the anecdotes of ordinary people doing what they can where they are were inspiring. I felt it could have been tightened a lot. His re...

  • Jennifer Jenkinson
    Nov 05, 2018

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

  • Dan Connors
    Dec 09, 2018

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

    John Pavlovitz has, I think, become the pastor to a far greater flock than he ever anticipated. The popular Christian blogger's second book, in which he talks about how each person can be an ordinary hero every day, is a series of beautiful and hopeful essays that provide both inspirat...

    In the first chapter, Pastor John Pavlovitz states that ?Adversity (ours or others?) is always an invitation to be transformed.? I feel like that?s a good summary for the message of this book. The author shares many stories, both his own and others?, showing how our most diff...

    Good audiobook- narrated by the author. He is a warm, loving soul with a podcast and following. Not happy with the Trump era. The superhero metaphor is the entire book. Not a lot of new stuff for me, but worth reading. ...

  • Chris Worthy
    Oct 04, 2018

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

    John Pavlovitz has, I think, become the pastor to a far greater flock than he ever anticipated. The popular Christian blogger's second book, in which he talks about how each person can be an ordinary hero every day, is a series of beautiful and hopeful essays that provide both inspirat...

    In the first chapter, Pastor John Pavlovitz states that ?Adversity (ours or others?) is always an invitation to be transformed.? I feel like that?s a good summary for the message of this book. The author shares many stories, both his own and others?, showing how our most diff...

    Good audiobook- narrated by the author. He is a warm, loving soul with a podcast and following. Not happy with the Trump era. The superhero metaphor is the entire book. Not a lot of new stuff for me, but worth reading. ...

    I really enjoy John Pavlovitz's blog and appreciate his perspective on life. As a liberal Christian, I also appreciate the way he lets people know that his views are rooted in his faith, without in any way pushing it on people. Example from pg 161: "But this isn't a book about theology...

    The full title of the book I?m here to review today is? Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto. John Pavlovitz wrote this book and, presumably, picked the title. It is possibly the longest title I?ve ever seen but the bo...

    OUR INTERVIEW WITH JOHN PAVLOVITZ by Sara Bell and Emily Lewis who jointly interviewed John and wrote with article. There are many things that I love about being a book blogger, but nothing beats being able to actually talk to a writer that you both admire and aspire to be more l...

    I loved the premise of this book, but wasn't impressed by the book itself. I'm not sure who the intended audience is. The stories from the author's life and the cursing make me think it is for adults, but the tone is more appropriate for middle-grade children (since my 35 year old, Pre...

    Hope and other Superpowers is a book calling all of us to be involved. He used fictional superheroes as examples to show that they saw things and got involved to fix them. The author feels that we could make a big difference too if we used our own individual powers. We each have our bu...

    Hope and Other Superpowers using a current trend to help people to understand that they have their gifts. The superhero trend isn't used as a gimmick; John Pavlovitz uses these figures and ideas 6to make the idea of gifts and talents relatable. This metaphor works well in encouraging p...

    4.5 stars HOPE AND OTHER SUPERPOWERS is an uplifting read about how average people can tap into their superpowers and make a difference. I enjoyed the author's approach to inspiring readers by sharing his story and the story of everyday people doing amazing things. The author didn't...

    This is a book to read when you are ready to give up. When there is just too much wrong with the world and you simply can?t face it for another day, much less fight it. John Pavlovitz reminds you that you are not alone, that your actions do affect others and that the good fight is ne...

    Interesting book. I admire Pavlovitz?s desire to instill hope. I agree with him that average ordinary people are capable of extraordinary impact. However, I don?t recommend this book because of his insistence to present fictitious superheroes as the model of example. The bo...

    So...I absolutely love John Pavlovitz as a writer. Some of his blog posts are my favorite writings - I read them often and send them to people frequently. I was so excited when his book came out. HOWEVER. It's been hard for me to get into - I've been working on it for awhile. I rea...

    Apparently this is the author's response to Trump getting elected. I totally get that, everyday there is something else I can barely stomach in the news. However, this book is going to be dated very soon! It would have been better if he had just mentioned his dismay at the election out...

    This is a good book to read, written in a friendly and informal (if very American Pastor) fashion, and it's very positive. It's about harnessing what we love in superheroes and making a difference in the world. It's a good book, but it's not the book I needed. I'd hoped it would hel...

    I like the philosophy in this book, as well as the metaphor for finding our superpowers the way the heroes of the Marvel and DC Universes do. Many of the anecdotes of ordinary people doing what they can where they are were inspiring. I felt it could have been tightened a lot. His re...

    More inspiration from pastor John! While I'm not sold on the concept that we all have super-hero abilities inside of us, I do accept that we are stronger/braver/smarter than we think we are. It is the act of choosing to do something where we put those capabilities to use vs. spending...

    I was able to read an advance copy of this book through Netgalley. If you enjoyed John's first book, A Bigger Table, you will love this one. It is the next step - embracing our individual superpowers to effect change in ourselves and in the world. With the daily deluge of bad news, it ...

  • Tim Ogle
    Feb 08, 2019

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

    John Pavlovitz has, I think, become the pastor to a far greater flock than he ever anticipated. The popular Christian blogger's second book, in which he talks about how each person can be an ordinary hero every day, is a series of beautiful and hopeful essays that provide both inspirat...

    In the first chapter, Pastor John Pavlovitz states that ?Adversity (ours or others?) is always an invitation to be transformed.? I feel like that?s a good summary for the message of this book. The author shares many stories, both his own and others?, showing how our most diff...

    Good audiobook- narrated by the author. He is a warm, loving soul with a podcast and following. Not happy with the Trump era. The superhero metaphor is the entire book. Not a lot of new stuff for me, but worth reading. ...

    I really enjoy John Pavlovitz's blog and appreciate his perspective on life. As a liberal Christian, I also appreciate the way he lets people know that his views are rooted in his faith, without in any way pushing it on people. Example from pg 161: "But this isn't a book about theology...

    The full title of the book I?m here to review today is? Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto. John Pavlovitz wrote this book and, presumably, picked the title. It is possibly the longest title I?ve ever seen but the bo...

    OUR INTERVIEW WITH JOHN PAVLOVITZ by Sara Bell and Emily Lewis who jointly interviewed John and wrote with article. There are many things that I love about being a book blogger, but nothing beats being able to actually talk to a writer that you both admire and aspire to be more l...

    I loved the premise of this book, but wasn't impressed by the book itself. I'm not sure who the intended audience is. The stories from the author's life and the cursing make me think it is for adults, but the tone is more appropriate for middle-grade children (since my 35 year old, Pre...

    Hope and other Superpowers is a book calling all of us to be involved. He used fictional superheroes as examples to show that they saw things and got involved to fix them. The author feels that we could make a big difference too if we used our own individual powers. We each have our bu...

    Hope and Other Superpowers using a current trend to help people to understand that they have their gifts. The superhero trend isn't used as a gimmick; John Pavlovitz uses these figures and ideas 6to make the idea of gifts and talents relatable. This metaphor works well in encouraging p...

    4.5 stars HOPE AND OTHER SUPERPOWERS is an uplifting read about how average people can tap into their superpowers and make a difference. I enjoyed the author's approach to inspiring readers by sharing his story and the story of everyday people doing amazing things. The author didn't...

    This is a book to read when you are ready to give up. When there is just too much wrong with the world and you simply can?t face it for another day, much less fight it. John Pavlovitz reminds you that you are not alone, that your actions do affect others and that the good fight is ne...

    Interesting book. I admire Pavlovitz?s desire to instill hope. I agree with him that average ordinary people are capable of extraordinary impact. However, I don?t recommend this book because of his insistence to present fictitious superheroes as the model of example. The bo...

  • Jennie Rosenblum
    Oct 18, 2018

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

  • Sue Jackson
    Jan 22, 2019

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

    John Pavlovitz has, I think, become the pastor to a far greater flock than he ever anticipated. The popular Christian blogger's second book, in which he talks about how each person can be an ordinary hero every day, is a series of beautiful and hopeful essays that provide both inspirat...

    In the first chapter, Pastor John Pavlovitz states that ?Adversity (ours or others?) is always an invitation to be transformed.? I feel like that?s a good summary for the message of this book. The author shares many stories, both his own and others?, showing how our most diff...

    Good audiobook- narrated by the author. He is a warm, loving soul with a podcast and following. Not happy with the Trump era. The superhero metaphor is the entire book. Not a lot of new stuff for me, but worth reading. ...

    I really enjoy John Pavlovitz's blog and appreciate his perspective on life. As a liberal Christian, I also appreciate the way he lets people know that his views are rooted in his faith, without in any way pushing it on people. Example from pg 161: "But this isn't a book about theology...

    The full title of the book I?m here to review today is? Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto. John Pavlovitz wrote this book and, presumably, picked the title. It is possibly the longest title I?ve ever seen but the bo...

    OUR INTERVIEW WITH JOHN PAVLOVITZ by Sara Bell and Emily Lewis who jointly interviewed John and wrote with article. There are many things that I love about being a book blogger, but nothing beats being able to actually talk to a writer that you both admire and aspire to be more l...

    I loved the premise of this book, but wasn't impressed by the book itself. I'm not sure who the intended audience is. The stories from the author's life and the cursing make me think it is for adults, but the tone is more appropriate for middle-grade children (since my 35 year old, Pre...

    Hope and other Superpowers is a book calling all of us to be involved. He used fictional superheroes as examples to show that they saw things and got involved to fix them. The author feels that we could make a big difference too if we used our own individual powers. We each have our bu...

  • Lorena
    Nov 04, 2018

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

    John Pavlovitz has, I think, become the pastor to a far greater flock than he ever anticipated. The popular Christian blogger's second book, in which he talks about how each person can be an ordinary hero every day, is a series of beautiful and hopeful essays that provide both inspirat...

    In the first chapter, Pastor John Pavlovitz states that ?Adversity (ours or others?) is always an invitation to be transformed.? I feel like that?s a good summary for the message of this book. The author shares many stories, both his own and others?, showing how our most diff...

  • Martin Hensley
    Dec 31, 2018

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

    John Pavlovitz has, I think, become the pastor to a far greater flock than he ever anticipated. The popular Christian blogger's second book, in which he talks about how each person can be an ordinary hero every day, is a series of beautiful and hopeful essays that provide both inspirat...

    In the first chapter, Pastor John Pavlovitz states that ?Adversity (ours or others?) is always an invitation to be transformed.? I feel like that?s a good summary for the message of this book. The author shares many stories, both his own and others?, showing how our most diff...

    Good audiobook- narrated by the author. He is a warm, loving soul with a podcast and following. Not happy with the Trump era. The superhero metaphor is the entire book. Not a lot of new stuff for me, but worth reading. ...

    I really enjoy John Pavlovitz's blog and appreciate his perspective on life. As a liberal Christian, I also appreciate the way he lets people know that his views are rooted in his faith, without in any way pushing it on people. Example from pg 161: "But this isn't a book about theology...

    The full title of the book I?m here to review today is? Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto. John Pavlovitz wrote this book and, presumably, picked the title. It is possibly the longest title I?ve ever seen but the bo...

    OUR INTERVIEW WITH JOHN PAVLOVITZ by Sara Bell and Emily Lewis who jointly interviewed John and wrote with article. There are many things that I love about being a book blogger, but nothing beats being able to actually talk to a writer that you both admire and aspire to be more l...

    I loved the premise of this book, but wasn't impressed by the book itself. I'm not sure who the intended audience is. The stories from the author's life and the cursing make me think it is for adults, but the tone is more appropriate for middle-grade children (since my 35 year old, Pre...

    Hope and other Superpowers is a book calling all of us to be involved. He used fictional superheroes as examples to show that they saw things and got involved to fix them. The author feels that we could make a big difference too if we used our own individual powers. We each have our bu...

    Hope and Other Superpowers using a current trend to help people to understand that they have their gifts. The superhero trend isn't used as a gimmick; John Pavlovitz uses these figures and ideas 6to make the idea of gifts and talents relatable. This metaphor works well in encouraging p...

    4.5 stars HOPE AND OTHER SUPERPOWERS is an uplifting read about how average people can tap into their superpowers and make a difference. I enjoyed the author's approach to inspiring readers by sharing his story and the story of everyday people doing amazing things. The author didn't...

    This is a book to read when you are ready to give up. When there is just too much wrong with the world and you simply can?t face it for another day, much less fight it. John Pavlovitz reminds you that you are not alone, that your actions do affect others and that the good fight is ne...

  • Tom Quinn
    Mar 12, 2019

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

  • Pat Giese
    Jan 10, 2019

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

    John Pavlovitz has, I think, become the pastor to a far greater flock than he ever anticipated. The popular Christian blogger's second book, in which he talks about how each person can be an ordinary hero every day, is a series of beautiful and hopeful essays that provide both inspirat...

    In the first chapter, Pastor John Pavlovitz states that ?Adversity (ours or others?) is always an invitation to be transformed.? I feel like that?s a good summary for the message of this book. The author shares many stories, both his own and others?, showing how our most diff...

    Good audiobook- narrated by the author. He is a warm, loving soul with a podcast and following. Not happy with the Trump era. The superhero metaphor is the entire book. Not a lot of new stuff for me, but worth reading. ...

    I really enjoy John Pavlovitz's blog and appreciate his perspective on life. As a liberal Christian, I also appreciate the way he lets people know that his views are rooted in his faith, without in any way pushing it on people. Example from pg 161: "But this isn't a book about theology...

    The full title of the book I?m here to review today is? Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto. John Pavlovitz wrote this book and, presumably, picked the title. It is possibly the longest title I?ve ever seen but the bo...

    OUR INTERVIEW WITH JOHN PAVLOVITZ by Sara Bell and Emily Lewis who jointly interviewed John and wrote with article. There are many things that I love about being a book blogger, but nothing beats being able to actually talk to a writer that you both admire and aspire to be more l...

    I loved the premise of this book, but wasn't impressed by the book itself. I'm not sure who the intended audience is. The stories from the author's life and the cursing make me think it is for adults, but the tone is more appropriate for middle-grade children (since my 35 year old, Pre...

    Hope and other Superpowers is a book calling all of us to be involved. He used fictional superheroes as examples to show that they saw things and got involved to fix them. The author feels that we could make a big difference too if we used our own individual powers. We each have our bu...

    Hope and Other Superpowers using a current trend to help people to understand that they have their gifts. The superhero trend isn't used as a gimmick; John Pavlovitz uses these figures and ideas 6to make the idea of gifts and talents relatable. This metaphor works well in encouraging p...

    4.5 stars HOPE AND OTHER SUPERPOWERS is an uplifting read about how average people can tap into their superpowers and make a difference. I enjoyed the author's approach to inspiring readers by sharing his story and the story of everyday people doing amazing things. The author didn't...

    This is a book to read when you are ready to give up. When there is just too much wrong with the world and you simply can?t face it for another day, much less fight it. John Pavlovitz reminds you that you are not alone, that your actions do affect others and that the good fight is ne...

    Interesting book. I admire Pavlovitz?s desire to instill hope. I agree with him that average ordinary people are capable of extraordinary impact. However, I don?t recommend this book because of his insistence to present fictitious superheroes as the model of example. The bo...

    So...I absolutely love John Pavlovitz as a writer. Some of his blog posts are my favorite writings - I read them often and send them to people frequently. I was so excited when his book came out. HOWEVER. It's been hard for me to get into - I've been working on it for awhile. I rea...

    Apparently this is the author's response to Trump getting elected. I totally get that, everyday there is something else I can barely stomach in the news. However, this book is going to be dated very soon! It would have been better if he had just mentioned his dismay at the election out...

    This is a good book to read, written in a friendly and informal (if very American Pastor) fashion, and it's very positive. It's about harnessing what we love in superheroes and making a difference in the world. It's a good book, but it's not the book I needed. I'd hoped it would hel...

    I like the philosophy in this book, as well as the metaphor for finding our superpowers the way the heroes of the Marvel and DC Universes do. Many of the anecdotes of ordinary people doing what they can where they are were inspiring. I felt it could have been tightened a lot. His re...

    More inspiration from pastor John! While I'm not sold on the concept that we all have super-hero abilities inside of us, I do accept that we are stronger/braver/smarter than we think we are. It is the act of choosing to do something where we put those capabilities to use vs. spending...

  • D.B. Moone
    Sep 03, 2018

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

  • Audrey Adamson
    Oct 01, 2018

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

    John Pavlovitz has, I think, become the pastor to a far greater flock than he ever anticipated. The popular Christian blogger's second book, in which he talks about how each person can be an ordinary hero every day, is a series of beautiful and hopeful essays that provide both inspirat...

    In the first chapter, Pastor John Pavlovitz states that ?Adversity (ours or others?) is always an invitation to be transformed.? I feel like that?s a good summary for the message of this book. The author shares many stories, both his own and others?, showing how our most diff...

    Good audiobook- narrated by the author. He is a warm, loving soul with a podcast and following. Not happy with the Trump era. The superhero metaphor is the entire book. Not a lot of new stuff for me, but worth reading. ...

    I really enjoy John Pavlovitz's blog and appreciate his perspective on life. As a liberal Christian, I also appreciate the way he lets people know that his views are rooted in his faith, without in any way pushing it on people. Example from pg 161: "But this isn't a book about theology...

    The full title of the book I?m here to review today is? Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto. John Pavlovitz wrote this book and, presumably, picked the title. It is possibly the longest title I?ve ever seen but the bo...

    OUR INTERVIEW WITH JOHN PAVLOVITZ by Sara Bell and Emily Lewis who jointly interviewed John and wrote with article. There are many things that I love about being a book blogger, but nothing beats being able to actually talk to a writer that you both admire and aspire to be more l...

    I loved the premise of this book, but wasn't impressed by the book itself. I'm not sure who the intended audience is. The stories from the author's life and the cursing make me think it is for adults, but the tone is more appropriate for middle-grade children (since my 35 year old, Pre...

    Hope and other Superpowers is a book calling all of us to be involved. He used fictional superheroes as examples to show that they saw things and got involved to fix them. The author feels that we could make a big difference too if we used our own individual powers. We each have our bu...

    Hope and Other Superpowers using a current trend to help people to understand that they have their gifts. The superhero trend isn't used as a gimmick; John Pavlovitz uses these figures and ideas 6to make the idea of gifts and talents relatable. This metaphor works well in encouraging p...

  • Jacqueline
    Jul 20, 2019

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

    John Pavlovitz has, I think, become the pastor to a far greater flock than he ever anticipated. The popular Christian blogger's second book, in which he talks about how each person can be an ordinary hero every day, is a series of beautiful and hopeful essays that provide both inspirat...

    In the first chapter, Pastor John Pavlovitz states that ?Adversity (ours or others?) is always an invitation to be transformed.? I feel like that?s a good summary for the message of this book. The author shares many stories, both his own and others?, showing how our most diff...

    Good audiobook- narrated by the author. He is a warm, loving soul with a podcast and following. Not happy with the Trump era. The superhero metaphor is the entire book. Not a lot of new stuff for me, but worth reading. ...

    I really enjoy John Pavlovitz's blog and appreciate his perspective on life. As a liberal Christian, I also appreciate the way he lets people know that his views are rooted in his faith, without in any way pushing it on people. Example from pg 161: "But this isn't a book about theology...

    The full title of the book I?m here to review today is? Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto. John Pavlovitz wrote this book and, presumably, picked the title. It is possibly the longest title I?ve ever seen but the bo...

    OUR INTERVIEW WITH JOHN PAVLOVITZ by Sara Bell and Emily Lewis who jointly interviewed John and wrote with article. There are many things that I love about being a book blogger, but nothing beats being able to actually talk to a writer that you both admire and aspire to be more l...

    I loved the premise of this book, but wasn't impressed by the book itself. I'm not sure who the intended audience is. The stories from the author's life and the cursing make me think it is for adults, but the tone is more appropriate for middle-grade children (since my 35 year old, Pre...

    Hope and other Superpowers is a book calling all of us to be involved. He used fictional superheroes as examples to show that they saw things and got involved to fix them. The author feels that we could make a big difference too if we used our own individual powers. We each have our bu...

    Hope and Other Superpowers using a current trend to help people to understand that they have their gifts. The superhero trend isn't used as a gimmick; John Pavlovitz uses these figures and ideas 6to make the idea of gifts and talents relatable. This metaphor works well in encouraging p...

    4.5 stars HOPE AND OTHER SUPERPOWERS is an uplifting read about how average people can tap into their superpowers and make a difference. I enjoyed the author's approach to inspiring readers by sharing his story and the story of everyday people doing amazing things. The author didn't...

    This is a book to read when you are ready to give up. When there is just too much wrong with the world and you simply can?t face it for another day, much less fight it. John Pavlovitz reminds you that you are not alone, that your actions do affect others and that the good fight is ne...

    Interesting book. I admire Pavlovitz?s desire to instill hope. I agree with him that average ordinary people are capable of extraordinary impact. However, I don?t recommend this book because of his insistence to present fictitious superheroes as the model of example. The bo...

    So...I absolutely love John Pavlovitz as a writer. Some of his blog posts are my favorite writings - I read them often and send them to people frequently. I was so excited when his book came out. HOWEVER. It's been hard for me to get into - I've been working on it for awhile. I rea...

  • Jo
    Mar 07, 2019

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

    John Pavlovitz has, I think, become the pastor to a far greater flock than he ever anticipated. The popular Christian blogger's second book, in which he talks about how each person can be an ordinary hero every day, is a series of beautiful and hopeful essays that provide both inspirat...

    In the first chapter, Pastor John Pavlovitz states that ?Adversity (ours or others?) is always an invitation to be transformed.? I feel like that?s a good summary for the message of this book. The author shares many stories, both his own and others?, showing how our most diff...

    Good audiobook- narrated by the author. He is a warm, loving soul with a podcast and following. Not happy with the Trump era. The superhero metaphor is the entire book. Not a lot of new stuff for me, but worth reading. ...

    I really enjoy John Pavlovitz's blog and appreciate his perspective on life. As a liberal Christian, I also appreciate the way he lets people know that his views are rooted in his faith, without in any way pushing it on people. Example from pg 161: "But this isn't a book about theology...

    The full title of the book I?m here to review today is? Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto. John Pavlovitz wrote this book and, presumably, picked the title. It is possibly the longest title I?ve ever seen but the bo...

    OUR INTERVIEW WITH JOHN PAVLOVITZ by Sara Bell and Emily Lewis who jointly interviewed John and wrote with article. There are many things that I love about being a book blogger, but nothing beats being able to actually talk to a writer that you both admire and aspire to be more l...

    I loved the premise of this book, but wasn't impressed by the book itself. I'm not sure who the intended audience is. The stories from the author's life and the cursing make me think it is for adults, but the tone is more appropriate for middle-grade children (since my 35 year old, Pre...

    Hope and other Superpowers is a book calling all of us to be involved. He used fictional superheroes as examples to show that they saw things and got involved to fix them. The author feels that we could make a big difference too if we used our own individual powers. We each have our bu...

    Hope and Other Superpowers using a current trend to help people to understand that they have their gifts. The superhero trend isn't used as a gimmick; John Pavlovitz uses these figures and ideas 6to make the idea of gifts and talents relatable. This metaphor works well in encouraging p...

    4.5 stars HOPE AND OTHER SUPERPOWERS is an uplifting read about how average people can tap into their superpowers and make a difference. I enjoyed the author's approach to inspiring readers by sharing his story and the story of everyday people doing amazing things. The author didn't...

    This is a book to read when you are ready to give up. When there is just too much wrong with the world and you simply can?t face it for another day, much less fight it. John Pavlovitz reminds you that you are not alone, that your actions do affect others and that the good fight is ne...

    Interesting book. I admire Pavlovitz?s desire to instill hope. I agree with him that average ordinary people are capable of extraordinary impact. However, I don?t recommend this book because of his insistence to present fictitious superheroes as the model of example. The bo...

    So...I absolutely love John Pavlovitz as a writer. Some of his blog posts are my favorite writings - I read them often and send them to people frequently. I was so excited when his book came out. HOWEVER. It's been hard for me to get into - I've been working on it for awhile. I rea...

    Apparently this is the author's response to Trump getting elected. I totally get that, everyday there is something else I can barely stomach in the news. However, this book is going to be dated very soon! It would have been better if he had just mentioned his dismay at the election out...

    This is a good book to read, written in a friendly and informal (if very American Pastor) fashion, and it's very positive. It's about harnessing what we love in superheroes and making a difference in the world. It's a good book, but it's not the book I needed. I'd hoped it would hel...

  • Paula McGrew
    Apr 07, 2019

    Not my usual type of book but I saw a friend share an excerpt online and it struck a chord so I checked it out from my local library. And y'know what? It's cute! Aspirational inspirational you-can-do-it-isms delivered in a fun framing motif. Despite his profession as a pastor, the auth...

    This book is a call to action. It is a call for activism and resistance against the upside-down world we live in. Americans (in general) and Christians (specifically) no longer seem burdened to love the least, or to be agents of compassion, or to care for your Muslim, gay, African, fem...

    Are you a superhero? You just might have what it takes, a superpower, and not even realize it. This author uses Super Heroes and their attributes as well as things that may be your kryptonite to show the reader how they can deal with their current world. Whether it be outside forces or...

    A book about superheroes, our current political landscape, and hope? And they go together all in one book? Yep. I have followed the author, John Pavlovitz since 2016, shortly after Trump was elected. He popped up in my Facebook feed and I headed to his blog to read more. He is vi...

    Author: John Pavlovitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Author?s Book Page Genre: Self-Help: Personal Growth, Motivational, Religion: Christianity, Christian, Social Issues Page Count: 256 pages ISBN: 9781501179655 Publication Date: November 2018...

    We're living in difficult times. The economy is going pretty well. At least the Stock Market is going pretty well. But the nation and the world seem more divided than ever. So, where do we find hope? "Hope and Other Superpowers" is the second book written by blogger and sometime pas...

    Thank you to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review of the book. This is a very inspiring book with many good and fairly simple changes to effect a great change in your life and the world. I loved the simple messages that are ...

    John Pavlovitz has, I think, become the pastor to a far greater flock than he ever anticipated. The popular Christian blogger's second book, in which he talks about how each person can be an ordinary hero every day, is a series of beautiful and hopeful essays that provide both inspirat...

    In the first chapter, Pastor John Pavlovitz states that ?Adversity (ours or others?) is always an invitation to be transformed.? I feel like that?s a good summary for the message of this book. The author shares many stories, both his own and others?, showing how our most diff...

    Good audiobook- narrated by the author. He is a warm, loving soul with a podcast and following. Not happy with the Trump era. The superhero metaphor is the entire book. Not a lot of new stuff for me, but worth reading. ...

    I really enjoy John Pavlovitz's blog and appreciate his perspective on life. As a liberal Christian, I also appreciate the way he lets people know that his views are rooted in his faith, without in any way pushing it on people. Example from pg 161: "But this isn't a book about theology...

    The full title of the book I?m here to review today is? Hope and Other Superpowers: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto. John Pavlovitz wrote this book and, presumably, picked the title. It is possibly the longest title I?ve ever seen but the bo...

    OUR INTERVIEW WITH JOHN PAVLOVITZ by Sara Bell and Emily Lewis who jointly interviewed John and wrote with article. There are many things that I love about being a book blogger, but nothing beats being able to actually talk to a writer that you both admire and aspire to be more l...

    I loved the premise of this book, but wasn't impressed by the book itself. I'm not sure who the intended audience is. The stories from the author's life and the cursing make me think it is for adults, but the tone is more appropriate for middle-grade children (since my 35 year old, Pre...

    Hope and other Superpowers is a book calling all of us to be involved. He used fictional superheroes as examples to show that they saw things and got involved to fix them. The author feels that we could make a big difference too if we used our own individual powers. We each have our bu...

    Hope and Other Superpowers using a current trend to help people to understand that they have their gifts. The superhero trend isn't used as a gimmick; John Pavlovitz uses these figures and ideas 6to make the idea of gifts and talents relatable. This metaphor works well in encouraging p...

    4.5 stars HOPE AND OTHER SUPERPOWERS is an uplifting read about how average people can tap into their superpowers and make a difference. I enjoyed the author's approach to inspiring readers by sharing his story and the story of everyday people doing amazing things. The author didn't...

    This is a book to read when you are ready to give up. When there is just too much wrong with the world and you simply can?t face it for another day, much less fight it. John Pavlovitz reminds you that you are not alone, that your actions do affect others and that the good fight is ne...

    Interesting book. I admire Pavlovitz?s desire to instill hope. I agree with him that average ordinary people are capable of extraordinary impact. However, I don?t recommend this book because of his insistence to present fictitious superheroes as the model of example. The bo...

    So...I absolutely love John Pavlovitz as a writer. Some of his blog posts are my favorite writings - I read them often and send them to people frequently. I was so excited when his book came out. HOWEVER. It's been hard for me to get into - I've been working on it for awhile. I rea...

    Apparently this is the author's response to Trump getting elected. I totally get that, everyday there is something else I can barely stomach in the news. However, this book is going to be dated very soon! It would have been better if he had just mentioned his dismay at the election out...

    This is a good book to read, written in a friendly and informal (if very American Pastor) fashion, and it's very positive. It's about harnessing what we love in superheroes and making a difference in the world. It's a good book, but it's not the book I needed. I'd hoped it would hel...

    I like the philosophy in this book, as well as the metaphor for finding our superpowers the way the heroes of the Marvel and DC Universes do. Many of the anecdotes of ordinary people doing what they can where they are were inspiring. I felt it could have been tightened a lot. His re...

    More inspiration from pastor John! While I'm not sold on the concept that we all have super-hero abilities inside of us, I do accept that we are stronger/braver/smarter than we think we are. It is the act of choosing to do something where we put those capabilities to use vs. spending...

    I was able to read an advance copy of this book through Netgalley. If you enjoyed John's first book, A Bigger Table, you will love this one. It is the next step - embracing our individual superpowers to effect change in ourselves and in the world. With the daily deluge of bad news, it ...

    I just finished this amazing book. If you find yourself needing motivation, inspiration, you will find it here. The book uses several superhero characters and qualities to illustrate the superhero characteristics we all have within us. We can make it a better world, just by being ourse...

    This book was hope-filled, and just what I needed. I highly recommend it. And now I?m off to save the world, or at least to use what I have to contribute to the things I believe are life-giving. I listened to it, read by the author. That, and his honesty, his choice of stories to s...

    A call to activism at many levels. Pavlovitz takes the reader through character traits (compassion, honesty, etc.) needed to be a superhero in today's world. Not necessarily new material but summarized in one location. He challenges/encourages the reader to see where they're called to...

    This is a very affirming book, and one that lives up to the title. I recommend it for all who would like to view the world from a new perspective, and guarantee that each reader will recognize many superheroes of hope in their own lives. ...