Just wanted to announce that my dear friend, Ekram Haque, has published his book on hope/optimism in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam! Not only did he consult and quote me for the Jesus chapter, but he was gracious enough to invite me to write the foreword. I encourage everyone to check this text out, as hope is something we desperately need in this world of ours. It is also an excellent work for drawing parallels between the different branches of one of the world’s largest faith families. At the very least, you will encounter perspectives that are different and though-provoking, so what do you have to lose?