This book is a collection of 13 talks given at the Cynicism and Hope conference in 2007. The conference was organized by a group of young people from Reba Place Fellowship and Living Water Community Church to look at the tension between the cynical notion that the world will only get worse and hope that things will improve. Koinonia Director Bren Dubay contributed a chapter entitled "Sink into Cynicism or Soar into Hope? Demonstrating Hope and Patience at Koinonia Farm.” Edited by Meg E. Cox. Paperback. 122 pages.