The Hope of Easter, By Bill Donahue

The Hope of Easter

by Bill Donahue

The Hope of Easter
  • Length: 64 pages
  • Number of Studies: 6
  • Published: January 27, 2006
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 3321
  • ISBN: 9780830833214

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Easter is exciting.

We build up to it for weeks. We schedule family gatherings around it. We dress up for it. We celebrate Easter because it signals new life, new hope. In this little book, you'll find the source of that new life, Jesus, extending to us the hope of Easter. You'll see that on the far side of Easter is a freedom that exceeds our expectations. And you'll discover that the source of that freedom is an act of extreme forgiveness that has the power to change everything.


1. Jesus Hears Our Confession
2. Jesus Invites Our Repentance
3. Jesus Cancels Our Debt
4. Jesus Takes Our Punishment
5. Jesus Restores Our Relationships

Bill Donahue

Bill Donahue (PhD, University of North Texas) is founder and lead strategist for The Communitas Network, which coaches and equips catalytic leaders to build transformational teams for the purpose of mobilizing missional communities. He also serves as an adjunct teacher at a number of seminaries, training both master's and doctoral students in church leadership and small group ministry. He previously served as executive director of small group ministries for the Willow Creek Association (WCA), where he developed leadership strategies and training events for over 2500 volunteers. He has also worked as an associate pastor in Texas and Pennsylvania, and at Proctor & Gamble and PNC Financial Corporation. He is the author of Leading Life-Changing Small Groups and coauthor of Building a Church of Small Groups, The 7 Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry, and Walking the Small Group Tightrope (all with Russ Robinson). With Greg Bowman he is the author of Coaching Life-Changing Leaders. He has also written In the Company of Jesus and the Jesus 101 small group study series (with Keri Wyatt Kent).