Ben Foley

Follower of Jesus, Pastor, Author, and President of ServeNow.

Married to Lauren and father to four children.

Hope Rising

The world feels more turbulent and hopeless with each passing day. Fear, anxiety, and despair darken and grip our hearts. From disasters and diseases to scandals and divisiveness. Where can we find true and lasting hope?

Hope Rising does not sugarcoat the stark realities of the world or the individual circumstances each of us may be facing. But it does tell real stories of hope rising from around the world, even from what seem to be the most hopeless situations. It’s also a call to each of us to bring hope to a world in need.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“A Timely Book”

Hope is a universal need and a deep cry of every human heart. As followers of Jesus, we have endless access to the source of all lasting hope both for ourselves and to share with the world in our own unique ways as image-bearers of God. Ben Foley and Lars B. Dunberg have written a timely book that all generations can benefit from!


Mark Batterson
New York Times best-selling author,
The Circle Maker; Lead Pastor of
National Community Church.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Biblical Response of Hope”

Hope Rising comes to us in a season filled with uncertainty: a pandemic, nation-wide racial division, and economic and political unrest. Ben and Lars provide us with a biblical response of hope. Through real-life testimonials from Bible heroes, this book is both timely and timeless. It grants us a fresh glimpse of God’s love for His people in action. Jesus Chris is the hope of the world, and you and and I are invited to be a part of the God-story of the World, and you and I can be part of His God story.


Dr. Wayne Cordeiro
President, New Hope Christian College; senior pastor, New Hope West; founder Master of Arts in Formational
Leadership; author.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Unique Perspective”

Markets will rise and fall. Wealth will be gained and lost. But the hope that rises from our Lord will endure forever. My thanks to Ben Foley and Lars Dunberg for sharing their unique perspective from decades of ministry in the trenches.


Tony Amaradio
Coauther, Faithful with Much; philanthropist; CEO, Select
Portfolio Management.

Serving as Jesus would serve.


4 Million

served in 8 years

100,000

people coming to Christ

5,000+

church partnerships using The Basic Series

17

countries

ABOUT

Ben Foley


Married to Lauren with four children. Ben served as a pastor in New Jersey for six years and is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College with a bachelors in pastoral ministry and a master’s degree in Formational Leadership.

Author and co-author of several of the ServeNow Basic Series books and Hope Rising: Finding Hope in a Turbulent World.

International President of ServeNow, a Christian non-profit: “Sharing Christ’s passion for the world by serving the most vulnerable through national churches and leaders.”

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  • You have an Advocate
    When I travel I try to look for things God is teaching me. I just returned from a trip to Kenya and Tanzania for ServeNow. The lesson that stood out to me on this trip was a new appreciation of having an advocate on your side. For this article’s purpose, let me share what happened in the US and then Tanzania related to the COVID testing process necessary for travel.
  • Compassionate Anger
    This is what I mean by compassionate anger. Jesus channeled his anger in such a way that he created space for the humble to find the grace they needed to transform their lives. Jesus was not just dealing with injustice. He was restoring justice.
  • Improved Lives: Decreased Hope
    From Hans Rosling, Mark Manson, to Fareed Zakaria, multiple authors have written that contrary to popular belief, the world has gotten better, not worse, in modern times. The standard of living has improved worldwide. Access to education, healthcare, and technology has increased. Wars and violence are at the lowest globally from a historical perspective. And yet, it seems as the world gets better, people’s hope is decreasing. This seeming contradiction is an interesting dynamic I write about in Chapter 3 of my book Hope Rising: Finding Hope in a Turbulent World. It was probably the most interesting chapter to write and wrestle with why this is the case.
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