Ben Foley

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

Everything is Meaningless

Do our lives matter? What is the point of so much of life when it is fleeting, temporary, and finite? Where can we find meaning, significance, and purpose?

In the follow-up to Hope Rising: Finding Hope in a Turbulent World, author Ben Foley takes an honest look at the despair and cynicism that characterize and plague our generation. From depression to the reality of injustice to the emptiness of pleasure, wealth, fame, education, and achievement, Everything is Meaningless wrestles with life’s philosophical and practical concerns.

This book draws from the inspiration and insight of an oft neglected and misunderstood book of the Bible: Ecclesiastes. Our despair and sense of meaninglessness can give way to the beauty, hope, and purpose found when we learn to live in light of eternity and our relationship with our Creator.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Desperately Needs to Hear”

As someone who shares in the struggles Ben outlines, I am grateful for the vulnerability he offers in his fight for joy over despair. We are a people of hope following a God of love who made us with purpose and for a life of meaning. This is a message, and an offer, the world desperately needs to hear.


Tim McConnell
Lead Pastor and Author of Happy Church: Pursuing Radical Joy as the People of God

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Positive Message of Hope”

Everything is Meaningless sounds like a miserable book to read. However, Ben Foley masterfully turns it into a book that helps you through anything that feels meaningless to you and moves the book into a positive message of hope which can be applied to our own lives.


Lars B. Dunberg
President Emeritus, ServeNow

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Drink Deep and be Refreshed”

The secret is out. Everyone has down times that challenge our calling and purpose. I have. Ben beautifully surfaces the issues, putting word to feelings and a mirror to our soul. His practical solutions are rooted in scripture and reality. Drink deep and be refreshed.


Jerry White, PhD.
International President Emeritus: The Navigators, Major General, United States Air Force (Retired).

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.

“Anchors us in Hope”

Right now, we are in desperate need of hope! Thankfully, in the midst of global turbulence and disruption, hope is on the rise. This book shares the story of ServeNow, but even more significantly, Ben tells a story than anchors us in hope and opens our eyes to where God is on the move. Inspiring!


Peter Greer
President and CEO, HOPE International.

Serving as Jesus would serve.


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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.

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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    We all like to think our culture is “the norm.” And we all tend to judge and see things differently from an outside perspective. But each culture ironically similarly looks at other cultures and finds something hard to understand. My point is it is harder to see our cultural blindness and grip of idols in our hearts and lives. However, traveling outside our environments can open our eyes not only to other cultural dynamics but also our blind spots. We all are influenced by any number of things that we treat as cultural norms, and the real question is whether they hold up to the biblical ethic and way of life for a Christ-follower.
  • Injustice Rolls On
    I don’t usually have time to do much sightseeing on mission trips, but because of a late-night flight departure, I could make a visit to a slave trade route in Benin that I wanted to experience for myself. It was my first time seeing with my own eyes and imagining just some of the horrors of what slaves endured. I want to document some of what I learned and felt.
  • It’s Here! New Book Reveal!
    Check out this video reveal of my new book, Everything is Meaningless: Finding Purpose in a World of Despair! Order a copy today here: https://weservenow.org/books/everything-is-meaningless/.
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