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Embark on a journey of restoration, healing and purpose from author and key communicator UK based Sheridan Voysey
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Dreams are a precious gift of our imagination. They create worlds that aren’t real and beckon toward them. But our best dreams reflect our personalities. That’s why the disappointment of unfulfilled dreams leads us into dissatisfaction with ourselves, with who we are; a dissatisfaction which, if left unattended to, will destroy in the pain and bitterness of regret. But there is an alternative if you make your broken dreams your right to embark on a new journey to a future you couldn’t have imagined before.
It might be that you longed to be married but are still single, that your artistic skill has not been recognised, that a whirlwind romance has ended in heartbreak. There is a sadness that seems unfair, we feel life is meaningless and harbour anger toward the God who, apparently, has denied our requests.
For Sheridan and his wife, Merryn, their dream remained unfulfilled after ten years of expectation and disappointment. This exciting, fun, sometimes humorous, often tough account of a year spent starting again shows that you might find hope after your own broken dream too.
Sheridan Voysey shows you that there is life after the dream has died; because the God of the crucifixion is also the God of the resurrection. A greater tragedy than a broken dream is a life defined by it. This book is your first step taken in the sure anticipation of your own resurrection.
Resurrection Year by Sheridan Voysey was published by Thomas Nelson in May 2013 and is our 17045th best seller. The ISBN for Resurrection Year is 9780849964800.
A hope-filled story about starting again after a dream has died - an emotive, poetic, and at times humorous discovery of the healing qualities of beauty, play, friendship and love.
Expectation. Expectation. Expectation. Disappointment. After ten years of tear-soaked prayers, repeatedly dashed hopes and multiple failed rounds of IVF, Sheridan Voysey and his wife come to a heart-breaking conclusion - their dream of having a child is over. Empty and confused from a decade of disappointment, they leave their jobs, pack their bags and embark on a journey in search of restoration.
Voysey chronicles their return to life. From the streets of Rome to the Basilicas of Paris, from the Alps of Switzerland to their new home in Oxford, they begin the healing process while wrestling with their doubts about God's goodness. One part spiritual memoir and one part love story, Resurrection Year is an honest, heartfelt book about recovering from broken dreams and reconciling with a God who is sometimes silent but never absent.
A Consolation Prize And A Sacrifice
Farewell To What Has Been
Resurrection Begins In Rome
Wrestling God On The Mountain
A Home Among The Spires
Making Love In Paris
About The Author
"Some dreams come true, but others die a painful death. We can learn from both. In Resurrection Year, Sheridan Voysey writes from experience–there is life after the death of a dream. Your dream may be different, but the road to resurrection will be similar. I highly recommend it." - Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages
"This is a gentle, beautiful, deeply touching story of one couple who faced heartbreak but then asked God, “What next?” The result is a journey proving that, with God, our darkest experiences really can lead to new beginnings. Resurrection Year is a gift that will breathe life and hope into many who have faced a broken dream." - Darlene Zschech
"Gentleness, refreshment and vulnerability are the delightful components of this wonderful book. Sheridan uses words and the gaps between words as an artist uses colour and space to show rather than tell. We do not need to learn anything from Resurrection Year in order to enjoy it, but that is unlikely to happen. I am confident that it will change our hearts." - Adrian Plass
"This story of a crushed dream, a fresh overture, a reversal of roles, and a potent lesson on the emptiness of fame seems sometimes akin to a travelogue. Sheridan’s account compels us all to ask crucial questions about our visions and disappointments, our doubts and our prayers, our goals, purposes, and hopes. It is a profound read!" - Marva J. Dawn, author of Joy in Our Weakness
"Resurrection Year is a beautifully written, honest and engaging book that takes you on an emotional roller coaster through the reality of broken dreams and the wrestling that ensues. I will be buying copies for my friends who are living with dreams that haven’t become reality." - Andy Frost, Share Jesus International
Part autobiography, part prayer, and part apologetic, Resurrection Year is a tender and heart-warming book. Sheridan takes us on an intriguing journey through the perplexing maze of life, faith, loss, and hope. I really loved reading this book." - Deb Hirsch, co-author (with Alan Hirsch) of Untamed; lead minister, Tribe of LA
"This is a powerful and moving love story of one couple discovering how to love each other and God when their dreams are lost. The honesty and poetry of this memoir make it a compelling read, and will help many to find hope in dark times." - Krish Kandiah, Evangelical Alliance UK; author of Home for Good: Making a difference for vulnerable children
"Sheridan’s writing is clean and edgy, sprinkled with the poetry of a heart that hears beyond the superficial to plumb the depths of grace. ‘Our world got so tiny,’ he says, ‘our vision got so small—confined to the walls of our problems.’ What a powerful thought, and one which has the capacity to lift our vision beyond the walls of our circumstances." - Bev Murrill, Christian Growth International; Cherish Uganda
"Through shades of vulnerability and pain, Resurrection Year offers new colours of optimism in this real-life story about hope and possibilities." - Joel Edwards, International Director, Micah Challenge
"Resurrection Year reminds us all of a profound truth: in order for resurrection to happen, something has to die. This is a wonderful, honest, moving book for all who are struggling with loss and waiting in the darkness: there is hope, there is a dawn to come, there is resurrection." - Nick Page, author of Kingdom of Fools and The Wrong Messiah
"I love Sheridan Voysey’s honesty as he addresses the hard questions of faith. He lets us in on his pain to see how God works to stretch and grow him and his wife—and us. Sheridan offers no pat answers in Resurrection Year. His life illustrates the way God strengthens us in the struggle as we hold on to God even with our questions unanswered." - Ruth Graham, author of In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart
Praise for Sheridan Voysey’s Writing and Speaking
“Mr. Voysey touched some subjects and questions that have been on my heart and gave me, through the Lord, some insight that really blessed me. It is a thoughful, thinking book. I was reminded of Os Guinness as I was reading ... I would highly recommend it!" - Other Retailer’s Reviewer:” - Unseen Footprints.
"Sheridan combines an ability to understand complex ideas with a talent for communicating them in a concise, colourful and entertaining way. He is a skilled interviewer and thinker, and a true professional. I highly recommend him." - Mal Fletcher, Chairman, 2020Plus.
“Oh my goodness…” replies author Sheridan Voysey. “Writing Resurrection Year required Merryn and me to relive some very painful experiences and dashed hopes. Merryn would come home at times to find me in a very dark place indeed.
“But in another sense, there was a joy in writing this book that I’ve rarely experienced before. The book’s structure came fairly quickly and very little of the draft material was edited out. The words, paragraphs and metaphors flowed. The craft of writing is always difficult, but I felt a grace in writing this book that was unique.
“I’ve had a small team reading along as I’ve been writing. The general feedback has been that people have cried through the first two chapters, felt hope awaken in the next two chapters, then had their own new beginnings dreamed up by the end. That’s a good sign.
“ As I’ve previously mentioned, this was not the book I was expecting to write but more and more feels like the book I was meant to write. It is already proving helpful for those who have experienced their own broken dream, whether it be unwanted singleness, infertility, the loss of a loved one or the loss of a career.
My and Merryn’s prayer is that God will use Resurrection Year to catalyse a new beginning for others who need one.”
|Author / Artist||Sheridan Voysey|
|Book Format||Paperback / softback|
|Publisher||Thomas Nelson (May 2013)|
|Number of Pages||224|
|Page last updated||12th March 2019|