Coffee Table Books are normally over priced and pretentious. Used by people to make a statement about who they are to who ever they have allowed to visit their abode.
Hope In The Darkness is an over priced coffee table book. But rather than make a statement about who you are, it makes you think about who they are.
Donald Miller (author, Blue Like Jazz) puts it quite well:
Though Jeremy’s remarkable eye for beauty and Jena’s equally descriptive words, Hope In The Dark allows us to visit the people of Africa, realise their strength, imagine ourselves in their struggles and wrestle with the realities of this world.
$39.99 is a little steep for me, but I have the advantage of having already flicked through a copy - they just arrived at our warehouse today, but if you're looking for something not only to grace your coffee table, but also remain deep in your thoughts, pop into Manna and order yourself a copy.