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Vaneetha Risner writes and speaks about finding hope in suffering. Her new Bible study, Desperate for Hope: Questions We Ask God in Suffering, Loss, and Longing as well as her memoir, Walking Through Fire, encourage readers to turn to Christ in their pain. Her story includes childhood bullying, losing an infant son, developing post-polio syndrome, and going through an unwanted divorce. She is a regular contributor to Desiring God, and has been featured on Family Life Today, Joni & Friends and Christianity Today. Vaneetha and her husband Joel live in Raleigh, NC where she is obsessed with London Fog lattes, dark chocolate, and colorful office supplies.

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