What life lessons have you learned from hope and despair?

Pain, struggle, and despair are part of life and test our character as God's people. We can't control many things that happen to us, but we can choose our response to our circumstances. In the book Blessed Endurance, you'll find practical help to endure difficult times and learn to see them as opportunities for spiritual growth. Author John Wimmer met with Anne Trudel, editor of Upper Room Books, and shared ideas about the book and what inspired him to write it.