Author: Jared Mellinger
How to Face the Future without Fear
Packed with biblical truth, A Bright Tomorrow addresses anxiety about an uncertain future by reminding readers of what they can be certain of—God’s grace, his unshakeable promises, and the hope of resurrection. Jared Mellinger helps readers remember their security in Christ in the midst of parental fears, cultural decline, aging, death, and facing the unknown.
The future is scary, and Jared Mellinger knows we live in a world full of daunting change, frightening uncertainties, and concerning circumstances. Parenting fears, old age, death, and illness are just a few of the common anxieties that weigh on the hearts and minds of most of us at some point in our lives. If you’re a Christian who obsesses over the future or ignores it for good reason, this book is for you. Lasting comfort and peace are found in Christ, who has secured a place for his people and offers a bright tomorrow based on the solid ground of God’s promises.
A Bright Tomorrow equips Christians with biblical truths laid out in Scripture to face the future with confidence. Readers will learn to face their fears and worries about the future by living right now in view of the gospel of hope and the promise of life everlasting.
This life-changing book will lead Christians to grasp onto certain hope, transforming the way they think about God, themselves, and the world around them. True courage comes from knowing the end of the story, and as Christians with forward-looking hope, we can be eternal optimists and fight fear of the future through Jesus our champion, who gives us victory over death.
About the author:
Jared Mellinger is the senior pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, PA, where he lives with his wife, Meghan, and their six children. He is the author of Think Again: Relief from the Burden of Introspection and A Bright Tomorrow: How to Face the Future without Fear.
“Through Jesus, Christians have a ‘God of hope’ (Romans 15:13). But we are so prone to allowing circumstances, trials, disappointments, failures, heartaches, and worries to cloud the sun of our unconquerable hope. This little book radiates hope, shining with the assurance of our heavenly Father, ‘Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off’ (Proverbs 23:18). I initially read A Bright Tomorrow because I was asked to do so in view of possibly writing an endorsement. Now that I’ve written it, I intend to read the book again because it encouraged me so much the first time.” ~Donald S. Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Associate Dean at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY; author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Praying the Bible, and Family Worship
“I interact with a lot of people who have faced the devastation of losing a child. When your worst fears have become your reality, some wrestling with whether or not you can genuinely trust God moving forward and what that should look like is inevitable. I’ve wanted a book that I could give to people who ask me what to do with the very real fears they have about the future. And now I have it. A Bright Tomorrow offers readers a sound, Scripture-saturated, concise, and winsome invitation to trust God with everything.” ~Nancy Guthrie, Author of Hearing Jesus Speak Into Your Sorrow
“This isn’t pastoral hyperbole—I absolutely love Jared Mellinger’s new book, A Bright Tomorrow. As those in union with Christ, we are hardwired for hope, whether or not we have yet to see, experience, and enjoy this wiring and hope. God will bring to completion the good work he has begun, not only in us as his beloved daughters and sons but also in his entire creation. This is our hope. This is our living, heart-transforming, all-creation renewing, mission-engaging hope. With art and heart, Jared not only throws the curtains wide open on the glories of our all-things-new future, he also demonstrates the present power of remembering God’s future into our present moment.” ~Scotty Ward Smith, Pastor Emeritus, Christ Community Church, Franklin, TN; teacher in residence, West End Community Church, Nashville, TN
“This book will help you to see. When your yesterday or today has been bleak, the road ahead looks only dark. Jared has brought together much of what Scripture says about tomorrow in a way that you will have courage to forge ahead with hope. Read it slowly.” ~Edward T. Welch, Best-Selling Author; faculty member at CCEF
“I am grateful for Jared’s book and Aggie’s story where ‘Grace Reigns’ even where shadows fall and the sorrows rain. Such profound confidence in the past, present and future promises of God that cannot fail is gospel triumph.” ~Bryan Chapell, Senior Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church
“This is a beautiful book torn out of a father’s own anguished heart. Reading these words, it was clear: Not only is it important to Jared that his readers hear this and believe it, but it is most important to the writer himself. We all have fears about the future, and sometimes those fears can be acute, even paralyzing. Reading Jared’s book was soothing medicine that helped set my mind on things that are unseen but real and enduring. Give this book to someone you care about who is anxious about the future.” ~Rankin Wilbourne, Pastor of Pacific Crossroads Church, Los Angeles, CA; author of Union with Christ
“We live in a scary world. Fear of an unseen, menacing future often troubles our hearts and robs us of joy. Jared Mellinger’s A Bright Tomorrow demonstrates from God’s Word that everyone who trusts Jesus has a Protector who is almighty, always faithful, overwhelmingly loving, and ever present. And Pastor Mellinger speaks from experience: for their own family, the Mellingers are embracing the hope that comes from God’s rock-solid promises.” ~Dennis E. Johnson, Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Seminary California
“We occupy a time where fear is the dominant chord: fear the future, fear death, fear pain. Mellinger’s book abounds in practical and biblical wisdom pointing us to the bright future we have in Christ. God has promised us an inheritance, goodness, mercy, and resurrected life. This is a timely word and a book that needs a wide reading. Christians can be eternal optimists because we already know the end of the story.” ~Patrick Schreiner, Professor of New Testament at Western Seminary