Hunting Hope by Nika Maples | Blog Tour, Giveaway, and Webcast

At twenty, Nika Maples learned that when hope was all she had, she claimed it boldly while defying all odds to recover from a devastating stroke. The lessons from that struggle are powerful and universal, and she shares those lessons in her new book, Hunting Hope. Doctors warned that she had as little as 48 hours to live, and—if she lived at all—she would never walk or talk again. There was no hope on the horizon. So Nika started to hunt for it. Today, she not only walks, but she speaks to audiences everywhere about the power of hunting hope when a situation appears hopeless. She says hope remains camouflaged in the daily mundane. If we are not looking for it, we will miss it, though it is right before our eyes.

Celebrate the release of Hunting Hope with a $200 Getaway Giveaway (details below) and a live webcast with Nika on May 26!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • One copy of Hunting Hope
  • A $200 Hilton gift card to give a hope hunter the chance to rest

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 5/24. The winner will be announced at the Hunting Hope live author webcast on 5/26. RSVP for a chance to connect with Nika and other hope hunters, as well as for a chance to win other prizes!

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{More about Hunting Hope}

Hunting Hope: Dig Through the Darkness to Find the Light (April 2016, Worthy Inspired)

Hope is not an accident. Sometimes it has to be hunted, and hunting it takes courage.

Hope hunters know how to excavate hope from hardship. There is dirt underneath their fingernails and sweat on their shirts. They rake through the rubble of an unwanted situation, digging into difficult circumstances because they have come to expect that adversity will produce good. They believe that light always triumphs over darkness. They have learned to walk through winter with their eyes on spring.

Nika Maples became a hope hunter after suffering a massive brainstem stroke that left her quadriplegic in her twenties. Doctors warned that she had as little as 48 hours to live, and-if she lived at all-she would never walk or talk again. There was no hope on the horizon. So Nika started to hunt for it. Today, she not only walks, but she speaks to audiences everywhere about the power of hunting hope when a situation appears hopeless. She says hope remains camouflaged in the daily mundane. If we are not looking for it, we will miss it, though it is right before our eyes.

Whether you or someone you know is going through a situation that feels hopeless, you will find encouragement in Hunting Hope. Whether you are experiencing a medical trauma, a financial hardship, or a relational crisis, you will find empowerment in Hunting Hope. As you read, you will cling to 20 truths about God’s character and practice 5 daily disciplines that will develop your own character in crisis.

You will become a hope hunter.

Maybe it doesn’t matter what causes suffering in our lives as much as it matters what suffering causes in our lives. Maybe we were all meant to be hope hunters.

Learn more and purchase a copy.

Nika Maples

{More About Nika Maples}

Nika Maples is the author of Twelve Clean Pages, the memoir of her survival of lupus and a stroke that left her quadriplegic at age 20. After learning to walk and talk again, she became a public school teacher, winning 2007 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year. She holds an MA in English Education from Columbia University and currently is pursuing an MDIV from The King’s University. When she is not traveling to speak, she lives, writes, and laughs as much as possible in Fort Worth, Texas.

Find out more about Nika at http://nikamaples.com.
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Become a hope hunter

Author Nika Maples draws from her own dark season to inspire courage in others who suffer

4/14/2016 || Seattle: Finding hope in dark times is not an accident. Sometimes it has to be hunted, and that chase takes great strength. Author Nika Maples wants to help others find the fierce bravery required to excavate hope from hardship with her new book, Hunting Hope: Dig Through the Darkness to Find the Light (Worthy Inspired/April 19, 2016/ ISBN: 978-1617956652/$15.99).

Nika Maples certainly knows of what she writes: at age 20, she suffered a massive brainstem stroke that left her a quadriplegic. Doctors warned her loved ones she could have as little as 48 hours to live, and if for some reason she survived, she would never be able to walk or talk again. When Maples pulled through those critical hours, she awoke to find there was no hope on the horizon. So, she started to hunt for it. Today she not only walks but speaks to audiences all over the country about the power of relentlessly holding to faith when a situation appears impossible.

Maples warns those who have the opportunity to observe Hope Hunters not to be fooled by the light in their eyes and the smile on their faces. If bystanders look a little closer, they’ll notice the dirt under their fingernails and the sweat on their shirts. These pursuers of light rake through the rubble of unwanted situations and dig into difficult circumstances because they know enough about God to make them confident adversity can produce good in their lives. This is not the delusion of the eternal optimist. The Hope Hunter acknowledges things are as bad as they seem, but they understand they can still search for — and find — God in the midst of it all.

The easier alternative for confronting trials is confusion, anger and despair. “Questions about suffering are questions about sovereignty,” Maples reveals. “We want to be the ones in control, the ones who decide what can be used for good in our lives. If God is omniscient, He knew about your catastrophe before it hit, and if He is omnipotent, then He had to have allowed it to happen. The key to making peace with this idea is trusting His character. That is how we hunt for hope. Jesus is hope. And if we let Him, He will always lead us to Himself.”

Hunting Hope was written for anyone in the midst of a desperate situation, whether a medical trauma, financial challenge or relational crisis. Maples offers empowerment and encouragement as readers learn to cling to 20 truths about God’s character and practice five daily disciplines that will develop their own character.

Maples reminds readers to remember they are not defined by their suffering. “You are not the sick person. You are not the divorced person. You are not the unemployed person. You are not the depressed person. You may have lived through these seasons, or you may be there still, but that label is not your name. You are a child of the High King of Heaven. That is the only label that should stick enough to affect your actions and decisions throughout your life.”

Join Nika Maples on Thursday, May 26 at 8:00 PM EDT for a live webcast. She will be discussing Hunting Hope and answering reader questions. Watch her Facebook page (nikamaples) for more details.

Advance Praise

“Readers will appreciate Maples’ candor as she lays out her pain and feelings of inadequacy in plain sight and will find comfort in her uplifting lessons for overcoming personal difficulties of any kind.” ~ Publishers Weekly

“Pain and suffering are found in unexpected places along life’s journey. I highly recommend this book for those in darkness now but also for those wanting to prepare for either their own journeys or to help another through the journey of uncertainty.” ~ Beverly Ross, MA, LPC, Founder and Executive Director of Wise County Christian Counseling

About the Author

Nika Maples is the author of Hunting Hope and Twelve Clean Pages, the memoir of her survival of lupus and a massive brainstem stroke that left her quadriplegic at age 20.  She could not speak, swallow or blink, but her faith sustained her and a year later she walked back onto her college campus on her own two feet. Eventually, she became a public school teacher and taught English for 10 years, winning 2007 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year.

Maples holds an MA in English Education from Columbia University and is currently pursuing an MDIV from The King’s University. She writes and speaks full time, sharing messages of hope and endurance with education, business and church groups across the country. When not traveling, she lives, writes and laughs as much as possible in Fort Worth, Texas.

Keep up with Nika Maples and Hunting Hope by visiting www.nikamaples.com or following her on Facebook (nikamaples) or Twitter (@nikamaples).

Suggested interview questions

—In your book, you call readers to become hope hunters. What is a hope hunter?

—During hard times, why do fear and anxiety find God’s people so easily?

—Why do we see in the Bible, time after time, a dark time precedes new growth or a new assignment?

—It’s difficult to grasp that God allows — or maybe even causes — hard times in our life to accomplish His purposes. Why is this not inconsistent with His character?

—You say it doesn’t matter what causes suffering in one’s life nearly as much as what suffering causes in one’s life. Explain what you mean.

—It may be tempting for someone to think, “This is easy for you to say. You don’t know what I’ve been through.” However, this book and its message sprang from a very personal place for you. Could you share some of your story? 

—Why do you think you were sometimes tempted to let your circumstances define who you were?

—Who is your favorite biblical example of a hope hunter?

—You write hoping for change in front of a watching world can be embarrassing. Why did you feel that way?

—You live with chronic pain. Are your spirits always up? Have you ever been afraid the Lord would be disappointed in you if you allowed yourself to get down?

—How much does the fear of suffering have to do with control?

—Why is obedience so critical during dark seasons? How does someone know what obedience looks like for them individually?

—What are some of the steps to becoming a hope hunter?

—What advice do you have for the person wrestling with hope deferred during a long period of suffering?

Nika Maples is available for interviews to promote the release of Hunting Hope. To request a review copy, to schedule an interview or for more information, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.

Buzz

“Readers will appreciate Maples’ candor as she lays out her pain and feelings of inadequacy in plain sight and will find comfort in her uplifting lessons for overcoming personal difficulties of any kind.” —Publishers Weekly

“Pain and suffering are found in unexpected places along life’s journey. I highly recommend this book for those in darkness now but also for those wanting to prepare for either their own journeys or to help another through the journey of uncertainty.” —Beverly Ross, MA, LPC, Founder and Executive Director of Wise County Christian Counseling

Reviews

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’ BY NIKA MAPLES

    This is one of the most inspirational books I have read in a very long time. Nika is amazing and her story can inspire anyone in their darkest moments to really Hunting Hope. If this amazing woman can take what happened to her and find hope in the darkest of situations you can find hope in your own life.

    Written by Mommy Makes Time on June 7, 2016

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’ BOOK REVIEW

    Inspirational stories that actually touch your soul are difficult to find. Rarely does a book ride the line so well that it accomplishes the goal of both these genres. Hunting Hope manages to succeed in this endeavor, and also boasts the ability to inspire you to never give up on your goals. It doesn’t seek to make you feel guilty for feeling overwhelmed, but instead desires to encourage you through whatever your struggles may be. The author, Nika Maples, possesses an inspiring story, but acknowledges that most of us will never experience the kind of miracle she did. You close this book ready to tackle the day. Hunting Hope is like a Carpe Diem shot to the soul.

    Written by Writing Abby on May 27, 2016

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’ REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY—LITFUSE BOOK TOUR

    As I opened this beautiful book I found myself drawn to the journey this young woman endured and I’m not talking about the physical journey, but rather the spiritual journey. This book shows how she not only moved forward, but didn’t let her storm define her.

    Written by Between the Pages With Katrina on May 26, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1KT96TUE6JKYB/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’ BY NIKA MAPLES

    I loved this book! Nika has an incredible story of heartache and pain, and how hunting for hope helped her overcome. I really appreciated how open and honest she is in her book, and I love that she writes about her struggles in a real way, since I think some books on pain and finding hope amidst it can be hard to catch the message. I think the fact that Nika went through her situation makes her one to really listen to.
    This book is excellent!

    Written by inkling and notions on May 25, 2016

  • HOPE IN THE DARK TIMES

    After coming through a series of dark years, reading this book was like a refreshing spring rain, bringing with it the freshness of new growth and understanding. I love the emphasis the author put into knowing God and His Word before speaking of living out the truths that we learn only in the dark places of life.

    Written by The Writer’s Tool on May 24, 2016
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RO0Q86JPR5X4O/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1617956651

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’

    This book is such a encouraging and insightful, coming from a women who has struggled with hope and not losing it amidst the struggles of life. I really liked reading the authors account of her struggles and how God triumphed, what a testimony she has! I also loved how she shared other peoples struggles and triumphs. This book was so encouraging and I felt so uplifted and refreshed.

    Written by Perfect Beginnings on May 24, 2016

  • HOPE HUNTERS FIND LIGHT

    Hunting Hope is based on the premise that when you find yourself in the situational darkness, you should become a hope Hunter. I felt inspired and uplifted for reading it as well as connected to the Author.

    Written by WORTH GETTING IN BED FOR on May 24, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1O7JKZ53G6IQW/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’ BY NIKA MAPLES

    I learned so much from this book. I learned to look for the hope in every adversity. Try to find out what God is trying to teach you. And always look for hope.

    Written by A Room Without Books Is Empty on May 24, 2016

  • LAVISH BOOKSHELF REVIEW: ‘HUNTING HOPE’ BY NIKA MAPLES

    Hunting Hope by Nika Maples is the type of book that I adore. I love to hear about people who have been down a dark path and emerged from it all still praising and singing! Maples book truly will help others hunt for and hopefully find their own hope.

    Written by Lavish Bookshelf on May 24, 2016

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’ WILL TOUCH YOUR HEART

    Where do I begin. This was an amazing little book in a mere 228 pages Nika Maples shares wisdom, insight and encouragement! This book will touch your heart! You’ll walk away feeling encouraged and confident that God truly is with us even through our trials.

    Written by http://www.myjourneyback-thejourneyback.blogspot.com on May 24, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R4N1AV4C9FF2P/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’ BY NIKA MAPLES – BOOK REVIEW

    Hunting Hope is a highly inspirational book that glorifies God and speaks the message of encouragement and hope that many of us need to hear.

    Written by Create With Joy on May 24, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1B21HK1TUJEXK/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1617956651

  • {{BOOK REVIEW}} ‘HUNTING HOPE’ | HOPE IS NOT AN ACCIDENT. SOMETIMES IT HAS TO BE HUNTED, AND HUNTING IT TAKES COURAGE.

    This was my first time reading anything by Nika Maples, but she hits the nail on the head wit the difficult subject of trials and suffering and shows that all hardship can be used for the glory of God.

    Written by Our Perfectly Imperfect Life! on May 24, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3M8NTMRVOV5PI/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’ BY NIKA MAPLES IS A TERRIFIC READ

    Hunting Hope is a perfect blend of tender honesty, raw emotion, sweet humor, emotional & physical struggles and eternal triumph. I’m not quite sure how she does it, but Nika Maples writes in such a way that you simply feel like a friend with whom she’s having a deep and personal conversation.

    Written by Rockin’ My Mom Jeans on May 23, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2PGH67EBV52NB/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • GREAT FOR ANYONE GOING THROUGH A TRIAL

    I loved opening up each chapter to find Scripture. I loved how the majority of the book featured truths about God and less about ourselves.

    It is so easy when going through hurt and pain to focus on ourselves and only dig deeper into discouragement. But, it is much better for everyone involved if we focus on God.

    Nika helped me do that!

    Written by kcreatives on May 23, 2016

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’: YOU CAN’T FIND LIGHT WITHOUT DARKNESS

    The lesson in this story is hope starts with hardship. God wants you to learn from your pain. Learn from your mistakes. He’s not going to flick away every bad thing that comes into your life.

    Written by Finding We Project on May 23, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R9S8WXY2EUE7Y/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • FOUR TRUTHS FOR DARK SEASONS

    Are you currently in a season of winter or of spring? Whatever season you are in, I think you will find Hunting Hope an encouraging read. I love how Nika uses her story to inspire and challenge others. What a beautiful example of being transformed through the darkness of life.

    Written by Living In This Season on May 23, 2016

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’

    What a truly inspiring read! Nika Maples shares scriptural incites that will touch your heart. Nika also shares personal experiences or events from the life of her friends and compares them to the life of Jesus and his followers showing that through the good times and the bad times, from the dark to the light, God and Jesus are always there for us. I would recommend this book to readers that want to be uplifted and learn how to be happy and overcome life’s challenges.

    Written by Singing Librarian Books on May 23, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2TLUTIN0DV2U7/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’

    Maples tone in the book is of a dear friend, holding my hand, and speaking gently. She is personable, transparent, and loving.

    Written by A Well-Watered Garden on May 23, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1V4XESV086GEA/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • NIKA MAPLES’ ‘HUNTING HOPE’ GIVEAWAY

    I knew right off the bat that this was a story that I NEEDED. The past year has been so difficult for my family and I, and hope is-at times-all we have.

    I’ll recommend this book to everyone I come across that is needing a heavenly perspective or encouragement.

    Written by Mama Bear Reads on May 22, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R2PFP7HHXBJE0K?ref_=glimp_1rv_cl

  • LITFUSE BOOK TOUR: ‘HUNTING HOPE’ BY NIKA MAPLES AND GIVEAWAY!

    What I found in this book was a beautiful book filled with hope. Hunting Hope is full of inspiring stories and gut-wrenching moments that share all of the promises that are possible to God’s children. Nika Maples shares her heart, and her honesty and the end result is that her transparency is a very beautiful thing for readers. Ms. Maples’ humor made me laugh and smile and her stories often made me emotional and teary, but it was her relationship with Jesus that really made me look at those areas of my own life that could really use some work.

    Written by 2014 and Beyond! on May 22, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1K91QSZPGEMHO/

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’ BY NIKA MAPLES

    This book shows us a raw and emotional story of someone who beat the odds of survival by placing her trust in God and believing that He would pull her through. And He did.

    Written by Cinnamon Hollow on May 22, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R340N54ZB00KFP/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘HOPE HUNTING’ BOOK REVIEW

    NNika’s book will walk you through ways in which you can become a hope hunter. When one experiences seasons of darkness and despair it can be difficult to continue seeking hope, but Nika has written a book that will help readers to look past the darkness and still experience hope. This book is well-written, easy to read, and will renew hope in its readers. She gives real life examples of how she has been able to be a hope hunter.

    Written by Four Seasons of Blessings on May 21, 2016
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Hunting-Hope-Through-Darkness-Light/product-reviews/1617956651/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_btm?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=recent

  • EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK!

    My book is so highlighted! I knew right away that this book was going to need a highlighter so I could refer back to the passages that encouraged me and reminded me of that hope that needs to be hunted. I think my favorite story was about her mother and the circus. That reminded me to always be tenacious in praying to God about the things. He gives far more than we can even imagine! This book really should be in everyone’s hands! It’s such a wonderful book, written from someone who knows what it’s like to need hope. I related so much to Nika and how she thinks and feels. This book spoke to my heart like no other book has in a very long time. I love this book!!

    Written by Julie – More Of Him on May 20, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2GZEZA7KHUNJQ/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’

    When I receive a book for review, I can usually tell within a few pages if it’s one I want to keep or pass on. If it’s one I’ll tell clients about or one I’ll shelve and forget. Hunting Hope: Dig Through the Darkness to Find the Light by Nika Maples is not only a book I’ll keep and recommend, but also one I’m ordering for my ministry’s bookstore. I began underlining on page 2 (page one was very short) and I have tabs throughout. My indication of a good book.

    Written by An Ordinary Woman Pursing Splendor on May 20, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RTYP3KT80LHU9/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • REVIEW OF ‘HUNTING HOPE’ BY NIKA MAPLES

    Ms. Maples writes with clarity and wisdom, keeping everything in balance. It’s hard to explain, the excitement and awe I feel when I come across books like this. I felt like Nika really speaks to my heart; convicting me even while understanding what I’m going through! She has a deep faith in the Lord and makes sure she honours and glorifies God throughout her book.

    Written by Books, Beautiful Books on May 20, 2016

  • HOPE IS POSSIBLE!

    I would recommend this life changing book to anyone who is in need of some hope today. It’s so easy to lose our joy and hope for the future when life doesn’t go according to “our” plans. I love how she shared how God came through for her and how she was able to regain her hope after enduring a stroke. I really related to her and her struggles with being single and not really dating much. It’s was nice to know, I’m not the only one who has been let down and hurt by church members. I’m glad she shared how hunting and pursuing hope has increased her joy and help her to discover her purpose. I liked how she included tons of scriptures and Biblical stories in order to encourage readers to not to give up until they reach their promised land!

    Written by Andrew Smith’s Blog on May 18, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1642149975

  • AMAZING

    Hunting Hope by Nika Maples was such a great book and one I was glad that I got to review . . . because it gave me a new way to look at some of the hard things I have dealt with in my life.

    Written by The World As I See It on May 18, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3NKFD2HYEG2PJ/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • A HIGHLIGHTER’S DREAM!

    In Hunting Hope, Maples takes the bull by the horns and demands her best self to show up.  She turns Bible stories into her own personal proverbs.  People who like to highlight in books, you’d be in heaven!  There are all kinds of little gems, such as “A man without hope cannot call a trial a blessing.”  It’s like your own personal write-me-on-a-rustic-board goldmine.

    Written by Savings in Seconds on May 16, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1XI42PYD9OKGU/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’ ~ NIKA MAPLES

    Nika tells us of how God uses your dark times as HIS plan for you. At the beginning of each chapter is a bible verse, a personal story (that relates) and biblical explanation. This book will show you how GOD prepares us with the darkness of life………

    Written by Deb’s Book Review on May 16, 2016

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’ BY NIKA MAPLES {A REVIEW}

    In Hunting Hope, Nika Maples gives us a road map to Hunting Hope. She lovingly, kindly and at time humorously teaches us how to be a hunter of Hope. She reminds us we are not alone, that we won’t always see death around us. She tells us that when we look around at the bare trees, the grey skies, the silent world, we can still have hope if we choose to hunt for it.

    Written by My Full Cup on May 16, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1ZAJHFIONH9K2/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’ (DIG THROUGH THE DARKNESS TO FIND THE LIGHT)

    The life experience of Nika really is beyond words though she does a great job sharing very transparently what she experienced in her life.

    People will read of a testament to what God can do as well as what goes on inside of a person when there is no way to express it to others outwardly. All humans need hope to lift them up when trials knock them down. I hope you sense the truth of Him as the only hope capable of doing above and beyond what we ask or think!

    Written by Seeking with All Yur Heart on May 16, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2ZUU1MM9L3HIW/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’

    An amazing, thoughtful, inspiring read that encourages you to look at your own life and see comparisons. She took something that could break most people but her faith in God helped her through this time. I love how she was not scared to show us her faith. She let us in to her emotions, her life and those whom she had touched to show us God’s words.

    Written by Working Mommy Journal on May 16, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1AXSVVUKTH05E/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’

    This highly readable book is just what a hurting, offended or grieving soul needs. Maples knows how to turn pain into purpose; her book’s easy to digest message is for the overworked and overburdened, in order to give hope.

    Written by Patricia @ Lemon Bee Book & Blog on May 14, 2016
    Read my full review: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/reviews/hunting-hope-nika-maples/1122553335?ean=9781617956652#reviews-header

  • PRETTY SURE THIS WAS WRITTEN JUST FOR ME!

    Hunting Hope is one of those books that I’m pretty sure was written just for me. As in, Nika Maples sat down, got in my head, and wrote exactly what I needed to hear. Ok, probably not. But that’s the cool thing about God – He isn’t limited by the fact that Nika and I have never met. He still used her words to speak grace and truth and conviction and HOPE to my heart.

    In her engaging, conversational and “real” style – infused with touches of delightfully wry humor – Nika Maples challenged me to pursue hope like I’m hunting it down. Her teaching on this subject comes from a place of experience and therefore from the lessons she’s learned in the dark & dreary winter seasons of her life. It’s practical, accessible, and so very encouraging.

    Written by Reading Is My SuperPower on May 12, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3QTB1M5HQXEFO/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’

    Hunting Hope is a tremendous source of encouragement! Using scriptural references and her own experiences, Nika Maples instructs and inspires readers to “dig through the darkness to find the light”. Filled with wisdom and insight, this heartfelt book offers emotional and spiritual comfort and guides readers on their journey to becoming a hope hunter.

    Written by Buzzing About Books on May 12, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2PPGJCMZH0LI4

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’ REVIEW

    The thing I like the most about this book is that Nika speaks as a person on the same level as the reader. She struggles, and she overcomes, and she falters, and she is strong. She had stories of faltering faith, and she had stories of others failing her, and she had stories of hard times and stories of when she powered through. She has awesome examples of people who are “hope hunters” and scripture that will hopefully help us all become stronger hope hunters! I really enjoyed this book and learned a lot from it.

    Written by The Talbert Report on May 12, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3MEK5K68KGUN6/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’ BY NIKA MAPLES BOOK REVIEW

    While I did like reading the book, it felt like the author was speaking to me through her writings, but on some pages I felt she (author) jumped from one thing to the other without any link from the previous lines or pages. Which threw me off a little, but I was able to keep on reading without losing interest. Overall the book is a great spiritual guidance and on time of need it would really feel great to keep our mind focused.

    Written by Rishika’s Mommy’s Blog on May 9, 2016
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R22KXIYUIORA2C?ref_=glimp_1rv_cl

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’

    Hunting Hope focuses on biblical lessons for finding hope life’s struggles. The lessons she paints are interesting and thoughtful. I especially liked reading about Nika’s own story and would have enjoyed reading more stories of her own life. I found myself thinking of one of the stories included in the book and at first couldn’t remember where I had read it. I realized it was the chapter I had read several days before and it had stuck in my mind. I would recommend this for spiritual reading for one’s self, as well as for a gift. I think it’s also a good choice for a study group.

    Written by Buttercup Counts Her Blessings on May 9, 2016

  • LEARN HOW TO FIND HOPE IN DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES

    There was alot about this book that I enjoyed. I appreciated Nika Maples open and honest personal life examples to share with us the hope that is found in God for those who hunt after it. I believe you can see part of her personality in her writing. At times Maples is serious and at other times she is comical in her examples and illustrations which brings good variety to her writing. I also enjoyed how Maples weaves in many Bible references and in some cases shapes and changes the readers perspective on how God shapes us through our pain, our dark seasons and the winters in our lives. While written primarily for women this book still has some applicable points for others as well.

    Written by Reflections: Inspiring people to be more on May 9, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3SOFJXQMQ2N4X/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’ BY NIKA MAPLES

    Nika Maples is an outstanding writer that asks you to look inside yourself for God and realize that He will never leave or forsake you even in the most troubling times of your life. A brilliant masterpiece!

    Written by A Simple Life, really?! on May 9, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R323ME2YGBJ33P/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • TRUE ENCOURAGEMENT!

    Hunting Hope is a powerful book that encourages the reader to hunt for hope even in the darkest seasons of one’s life. Using her own story as a foundation for the text, coupled with scriptural references, this book provides tremendous inspiration.

    Written by Once Upon a Storyville on May 9, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/RR237PAV23RBT/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • BOOK REVIEW OF ‘HUNTING HOPE’ BY NIKA MAPLES

    The message of this book is one that I have always practiced in my own life, and one that I needed to be reminded of. . . this book has been a balm to my soul and I thank God for bringing it my way.

    Written by Rejoice Evermore on May 8, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1479101Z25TX1/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

  • MOVING! ‘HUNTING HOPE’

    Hunting Hope by Nika Maples is a very moving book. A book that helps you see there is so much more to life

    Written by cherylbbookblog on May 6, 2016

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’ BY NIKA MAPLES GIVEAWAY

    I’ve read many books on helping Christians understand suffering. This is the best one I’ve read in ages. Maples has certainly experienced suffering, yet she has a great understanding of God’s character and sovereignty. She even helps us understand the blessings found in suffering. The lessons and encouragement in this book are great. I highly recommend it.

    Written by Book Reviews From an Avid Reader on May 6, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1N1RP2WPM0BW6/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B017BVQQJO

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’ {A LITFUSE PUBLICITY GROUP REVIEW}

    Throughout the book, with the experiences of her life, she showed me the hope that God has always fulfilled in his faithfulness. My favorite real-life experience of hunting hope from the book is the tale of Maples mother carrying around useless circus tickets in her billfold for a year in hopes of one day being able to use them when the theater came back to town. That is the kind of persistent hopefulness in God and in other people that we all should have.

    Written by Raventhreads on May 6, 2016
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3RL2HL3N6CT4B/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’

    This was my first book by Nika Maples and it will not be my last. She is one impressive writer, who writes straight from the heart. Using her own personal experiences seasoned with scripture and some advice Nika Maples has produced one amazing book.

    Written by Karen’s Korner on May 6, 2016

  • ‘HUNTING HOPE’

    Sometimes you just find a book that resonates with every part of you – Hunting Hope did just that with me. Nika Maples has written a book that captures the essence of hurt and hope from that hurt. The book is short and the chapters are wonderful for reading in small sittings. Be encouraged and inspired by her words!

    Written by In the Pages on May 5, 2016

  • It is truly amazing the stories of her friends that she shares. I reccomend this book to everyone having a hard time finding hope.
    “Hunting Hope” is a story of how Nika Maples dug through the darkness to find light.