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

20,000

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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Sharing Christ | Preaching | Writing


  • Death & Eternity
    We are awaiting the transition from the earthly and imperfect; to the eternal and perfect. The paradox of the Christian life is that though we die, death does not have the final word. Just as the weakness of the cross gave way to the power of the resurrection, we have the same hope in Jesus. And that is why despite our earthly struggles, we do not lose hope in our eternal future.
  • Trauma
    As a pastor and someone who travels the world, I am aware of the profound struggles and suffering many people face. And let us face it, this is a traumatic time.
  • Depression: A Gift and a Curse
    For as long as I can remember, I have battled with cycles of depression to varying degrees. I recently just came through two of the worst and longest-lasting episodes in quite a while. Two of the lowest points in my life during these cycles were the day my first book, a book on Hope, was published and my master’s degree graduation day. What should have been two of the most joyful days of my life were instead two of the most depressing days of life.
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