Joni Eareckson Tada knows something about hopelessness and suffering. She has been paralyzed from the neck down for most of her life. But through the grief of her life-changing injury, she has learned what hope is all about. In this brief but poignant book, she explores the divine reason for suffering, the hope that the sufferer can claim, and where that hope should be placed. Like Joni, you will learn that hope is the best of things when you give it a chance. This book was originally a chapter in John Piper's book Suffering and the Sovereignty of God.