"Dear Child of God, I write these words because we all experience sadness, we all come at times to despair, and we all lose hope that the suffering in our lives and in our world will ever end. I want to share with you my faith and my understanding that this suffering can be transformed and redeemed. There is no such thing as a totally hopeless cause. Our God is an expert at dealing with chaos, with brokenness, with all the worst that we can imagine. God created order out of disorder, cosmos out of chaos, and God can do so always, can do so now -- in our personal lives and in our lives as nations. The most unlikely person, the most improbable situation -- these are all 'transfigurable' -- they can be turned into their glorious opposites. Indeed, God is transforming the world now -- through us -- because God loves us". -- Intro., pp. vii-viii.
Contents: Introduction -- God Believes in Us -- God's Dream -- God Loves You As You Are -- God Loves Your Enemies -- God Only Has Us -- Seeing With the Eyes of the Heart -- Stillness: Hearing God's Voice -- In the Fullness of Time -- Postscript: Your Part of God's Dream -- Acknowledgements.
Photo consists of boys and girls sitting at their desks drawing, while a teacher stands in the background. Victoria is on the far left, then Olive, and Peter is the boy just right tof the middle. "This school was burnt", is written on the back of the photo.