and Bob Siemon Designs have teamed up to create an innovative,
multi-faceted project to provide hope for our current troubled times. The project
includes the release of Hope by best selling authors Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz, an
exclusive Medal of Hope accessory designed by Bob Siemon, an online &ldquoCommunity of
Hope&rdquo, and the fundraiser to support economic relief charities.

Bob Siemon, Founder of Bob Siemon Designs, the company behind the WWJD?
Bracelet, The Passion of the Christ Nail, and Disney&rsquos Narnia jewelry line, had designed
a special pocket reminder called the Medal of Hope, and approached Bickel and Jantz
about writing a companion book, an idea they enthusiastically embraced. Amazingly,
the entire writing and production process took just six weeks, an unprecedented time
frame in the world of traditional publishing.

The new book Hope contains 80 Bible verses that provide God&rsquos perspective on topics
that are of utmost importance during these challenging times: Change, Strength,
Courage, Integrity, Perseverance, and Hope. Bickel and Jantz, who are also the cofounders
of, wrote the book in response to the challenges and
discouragement people are facing in light of the economic downturn. In addition, the
book shows how key people in the Bible&mdashAbraham, Moses, Joshua, David, and Paul&mdash
responded to the challenges and changes in their lives. In the process, Hope offers a
solid biblical response, addressing the challenges many people are experiencing in their
lives today.

&ldquoIf ever there were a need for hope, it is now,&rdquo said Jantz. The timeliness of the book,
available on April 7, is clear. &ldquoWith national unemployment rising and people&rsquos savings
gone or almost gone, many are afraid of the future,&rdquo said Bickel. &ldquoThis book offers
comfort and encouragement from the Bible that we don&rsquot need to fear, because our
hope is ultimately in God.&rdquo

In addition to the innovative book and gift collaboration, Bob Siemon Designs is making
it possible for retail stores who order the book to &ldquogive back&rdquo to their communities by
designating a portion of the purchase price of the Hope book for charity.

In addition, has created an additional component for the Hope
campaign. The popular faith and culture web site has built a special online &ldquoCommunity
of Hope&rdquo within their social media experience for people to share their own stories of
hope. is encouraging everyone to post personal experiences and
videos to

About The Authors

Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz are the authors of more than 50 books with sales topping 3
million, including the international bestseller, God Is in the Small Stuff. They are the
co-founders of, a popular online content hub designed to
encourage conversations about faith and culture.

About Bob Siemon Designs

Bob Siemon Designs is the nation&rsquos leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of
inspirational jewelry and gift products. The company has been producing inspirational
designs since 1970. Today, Bob Siemon Designs serves more than 3,500 customer
accounts worldwide. For information about Bob Siemon Designs, or to order Hope,
please call use this1-800-854-8358 or visit

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