My Name is Hope

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About the Book

My Name is Hope is the story of one follower of Jesus who went through the horrors of anxiety and depression and came out the other side. It is his ruthlessly authentic and scripturally authoritative account of prophets and poets, mothers and fathers, and even a Messiah who all came up against anxiety and depression.

“With obvious relevance and prophetic resonance,” My Name is Hope “speaks needed truth into the over-stressed, over-medicated reality of our lives and culture.” It is “a book that will awaken and guide many towards a return home to the hope that is ours in Jesus.”

For years, John Mark Comer thought he was the only man on the planet who struggled with anxiety and depression. He was dead wrong. Staggering numbers of modern Americans fight anxiety and depression on a daily basis. In 2010, there were 253 million prescriptions for antidepressants in the U.S. alone. That’s in a nation of 311 million people. And the battle is nothing new.

My Name is Hope Book by John Mark Comer
John Mark Comer

About the Author

John Mark Comer serves as the lead pastor of Solid Rock Church in Portland, Oregon, a city voted as the “most depressed in America” by a recent nationwide study. Coffee, food, culture, indie bands, and lots of depressed people. He fits right in.

Prior to planting Solid Rock in 2003, John Mark was the college pastor at a Calvary Chapel megachurch and played in a band signed to BEC recordings.

John Mark is married to Tammy and they have two boys, Jude and Moses. They are in the process of adopting a little girl from Uganda.

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Praise for My Name is Hope

“Drawing from personal experience, John Mark’s story speaks out hope and healing to the hurting and broken soul. I can’t wait to pass this book along to others.”

Phil Wickham


“Depression is an awful place to be and a worse place to live. Finding God’s hope when there is nothing but drabness is a personal journey that John Mark Comer went on. My Name is Hope will enable people who are lost in darkness find the light Jesus wants to bring. Read hopefully.”

Gerry Breshears, PhD

Professor of Theology, Western Seminary

“With the great wisdom of the Christian scriptures and the compassion of someone who himself has suffered greatly, John Mark Comer gracefully portrays the reality of despair and hope in the Christian life. For so many caught in the web of anxiety and depression, My Name is Hope provides welcome perspective and presents a path toward healing that keeps Jesus at the center. Many will be set free from the shame that comes from the struggle and begin the journey toward renewal by this book.”

Mike Erre

Author of The Jesus of Suburbia / Lead pastor, Mariners Church, Mission Viejo

“With millions of individuals suffering from what David Foster Wallace called ‘a peculiar American loneliness,’ My Name is Hope has come at a crucial time and has given us a biblical understanding of the stark reality of depression.”

Josh White

Singer/Songwriter/Lead pastor, Door of Hope

“John Mark has written an important and needed book of extremely raw, honest, vulnerable sharing about dealing with the times of darkness and depression. As you read this book, you gain hope. Not an artificial, self-oriented or quick fix type of hope, but a hope that comes from God alone. John Mark guides us into how to truly understand this incredible truth. I’m very thankful to God for My Name is Hope. We all deal with dark times to some degree or another and we all need to hear about this God-focused hope.”

Dan Kimball

Author of They Like Jesus But Not The Church/Founding pastor, Vintage Faith Church

“We all know someone, if not ourselves, who has dealt with the serious pain of anxiety and depression. John Mark’s story is one of encouragement and hope in the midst of that real pain. He offers true, lasting answers—proven solutions for escaping the grip of anxiety and depression—based squarely on the redeeming life of Jesus Christ. I have the utmost respect for John Mark. He is a gifted teacher and a talented communicator. This book is just one more example of that. I know it will encourage and challenge many.”

Kevin Palau

President, Palau Association

“My Name Is Hope is a powerfully raw, caring, and biblical journey to the freedom we have in Christ. For a generation that has conceded to anxiety, depression, and hopelessness as a way of life, this is a practical, yet profound call to the ‘more’ we were intended for.

With obvious relevance and prophetic resonance, each chapter speaks needed truth into the over-stressed, over-medicated reality of our lives and culture. Steeped in ruthless authenticity and scriptural authority, John Mark Comer has written a book that will awaken and guide many toward a ‘return home’ to the hope that is ours in Jesus.”

Todd Proctor

Lead pastor, Rock Harbor (Orange County, CA)

“From personal experience and the trenches of ministry, John Mark Comer brings clarity and much-needed insight into the core of an issue very few are tackling. Over the last 15 years of ministry, I have worked with countless people struggling with anxiety and depression. Thankfully, I can now say I have found a biblically sound and practical in-depth resource to recommend to them.”

Chuck Bomar

Author of Worlds Apart/Pastor, Colossae Church

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My Name is Hope Part 3 // Psalm 42-43
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