“Hope Stands is a book for the hopeless and for those who love them. Sam Kee reaches out and touches those who struggle with life and gives them reasons for living. I enthusiastically recommend this book.”
Tremper Longman: Co-Author of Cry of the Soul & Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies
“Sam Kee is a gifted writer with a compelling message. He will grab your attention on the first page and pull you towards light and hope in Jesus Christ. If you are battling with despair—or know someone who is—read this book.”
Colin Smith: Author of the Unlocking the Bible series & Senior Pastor at The Orchard in Arlington Heights, IL
“In Hope Stands, Sam Kee makes the reality of the resurrection tangible and forces its implications on your conscience. Each of his ten reasons for not giving up will hit your soul with the force of sledge-hammer, shattering your sense of hopelessness. This generation desperately needs a book like this-theologically robust and wildly inspirational. Sam Kee brilliantly delivers both!”
Keith Robinson: Founder and President of Emerge Experience
“Sam Kee’s book offers Hope to those who for any reason find themselves thinking “I can’t take this anymore…there’s only one solution…one thing to make it all stop.” But Sam points to others in the Scriptures and outside of them who discovered that the darkness projected a reflected light that only it could make visible…”
Mike Kellogg: Senior Announcer with Moody Radio & Host of Music Thru The Night
“There is a movement of God happening in northern Chicagoland, and Sam Kee is in the middle of it! He has helped mobilize youth leaders and students as they declare their dependence on God and their desire to link arms around a mission. Sam listens to students. Sam listens to parents. Sam listens to youth pastors. This book flows out of that listening and does battle against a dark enemy attacking our youth. It is a must read for anyone that wants to help declare and demonstrate that hope stands!”
Bill Yaccino: Executive Director, Christ Together, Chicago
“Sam Kee, a veteran youth pastor, has lots of first-hand experience with the deep sense of hopelessness that threatens to define (or destroy) the lives of some of the teens with whom he works. He realizes that hopelessness is not limited to a single demographic. To that end, Kee realizes that the only antidote for hopelessness is anchored in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. He’s identified ten reasons why hope exists in each one of our lives, using the Biblical account of the resurrection as both guide and promise. He wants his readers to seehope. He wants his readers to hear the resurrected Christ proclaiming life!
Hope Stands is an accessible guide to the hope that is rooted in Jesus Christ. It is an easy read with an important message that has the potential to change the course of a despairing person’s life.”
Michelle Van Loon: Author of Parable Life
“Sam Kee is a cheerleader in the game called life, urging us all to get up out of hopelessness or fear and win this game because Jesus is on our side.
All of the cheers are actually strong theology drawn from the scenes around our Lord’s empty tomb, from which He stood up so victoriously.
Very compelling and motivating!”
Knute Larson: Evangelical Free Church Consultant & Associate Bible Teacher, Radio Bible Class
“Most would agree that tragedy and pain are inherent in the human condition, and yet as Sam Kee masterfully illustrates within Hope Stands our God is both active and present throughout our seasons of despair. Using thoughtful Biblical exposition from the Gospel of John, the Author furnishes each reader with ten solid reasons to know with absolute certainty that in the midst of seemingly hopeless times the One who is hope Himself, our Lord Christ, is ever near! I therefore recommend this book very highly to all who find themselves in the dark valley of despair. In its pages they will undoubtedly discover Hope. ”
Michael Gleason: Campus Minister, Kent State University at Stark
“Pastor Kee has given even the most hopeless a reason for hope. Not a ‘wished-for’ hope, but rather a Living Hope. Read to be encouraged, and then encourage someone else with this hope-giving book!”
Hutz H. Hertzberg, Ph.D: Executive Pastor, The Moody Church, Chicago, IL