Resurrection Year

Resurrection Year : Turning Broken Dreams Into New Beginnings

4.38 (220 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.38 (220 ratings by Goodreads)

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Your dream might be over, but your life isn't. Embrace your broken dream as a chance for a new beginning and see how a "Resurrection Year" can restore your soul.

After ten years of tear-soaked prayers and repeatedly dashed hopes, 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 the couple's return to life. From the streets of Rome to the Basilicas of Paris, from the Alps of Switzerland to their new home in Oxford, Voysey and his wife begin the healing process while wrestling with their doubts about God's goodness. Voysey's story is beautiful, uplifting, and deeply thoughtful, assuring us that even after the most dead and shattered of dreams can come wonderful, invigorating new life.

Resurrection Year:

Offers real and universal hope for those who have faced disappointment
Is for anyone who has experienced their own broken dream, whether it be unwanted singleness, infertility, the loss of a loved one or the loss of a career
Shares the emotive, poetic, and at times humorous discovery of the healing qualities of beauty, friendship, and love

One-part spiritual memoir and one-part love story, Resurrection Year is an honest, heart-felt book about recovering from broken dreams and reconciling with a God who is sometimes silent but never absent.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 139 x 213 x 16mm | 235g
  • Nashville, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0849964806
  • 9780849964800
  • 148,967

About Sheridan Voysey

Sheridan Voysey is a writer, speaker, and broadcaster on faith and spirituality. His other books include Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams into New Beginnings, Resilient, and the award-winning Unseen Footprints. Sheridan is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2 and other international networks, and has featured on BBC Breakfast, BBC News, Day of Discovery, and 100 Huntley Street. He is married to Merryn and lives and travels from Oxford, United Kingdom.
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Rating details

220 ratings
4.38 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (83)
3 7% (15)
2 2% (4)
1 1% (3)

Our customer reviews

Despite of the explicitly Christian content (i.e. this is, after all, the author's and his wife's memoir and they are Christians), THIS IS NOT A RELIGIOUS BOOK, as in, there is no Bible-bashing content within its pages. Sheridan did not seek to portray Christianity like a glossy magazine cover, neither did he attempt to hide their struggle in reconciling the God they know (and follow) with reality. Many readers of the different faith, I believe, will be able to relate with much of what he writes about. It is a personal story of a broken dream and renewed hope, which is a common thread in humanity regardless of one's faith. As a Christian, I found this book engaging and extremely helpful on a personal level. Sheridan raises up very common and yet complex issues that Christians face in this world, especially the problem of God and suffering. While some of the themes in the book are complicated to be fully captured and expressed in words, Sheridan was, somehow, able to use layman's terms to articulate these complex elements of life clearly. I guess that must be one of the reasons why I found this book easy to read and to relate to. I found myself nodding in agreement to many of the `discoveries' him and Merryn had found in their journey (about God, about themselves and about others). While `Resurrection Year' is a retelling of the Voyseys' broken dream, the book is not depressing to read. It is littered with humour and light-hearted moments in the appropriate places, like with their neighbor losing her keys and needing to pee in their house. There are also numerous inspiring and touching stories in the book, for example about the girl, Riza from the Philippines. Thank you Sheridan and Merryn, for your honesty, vulnerability and courage in sharing your journey with us. While our circumstances and dreams are different to yours, our determination is the same: suffering and pain are unavoidable in this world, but they don't have to have the final say. Whether it be a resurrection year or resurrection month or resurrection day, we'll take the time needed to bounce back from a (healthy) grieving period. This world can be a cruel place to live. But it is comforting to know that it can also be a beautiful place to be. Note: my wife and I have never lived in the UK, but England (and Europe) seems like a beautiful place from the way the Voyseys described it!show more
by Hendra Rahardja
Resurrection Year, what a wonderful book. It's very well written, and very easy to read, one of those books that are difficult to put down. It's written straight from the heart of 2 people desperately trying to achieve their dream, a dream that has been laid on the altar, a dream that's now been replaced with a new vision and vigour for what God will do. Sheridan and Merryn welcome you into their lives through each chapter, making you feel as if you are there with them right by their side, and where you will feel varying degrees of emotion as each page is turned. I very much recommend Resurrection Year, a book you could return to anytime for hope and more
by David Kite
I couldn't put this book down from the moment I picked it up. It is about a couple's journey to overcome the loss of a dream that they both had for their lives, and to move on and find meaning in their newly defined life. It ponders why God doesn't answer faith-filled prayers at times and questions the popular theory that everything happens for a reason. In this life, I think we all have our own particular challenge. Whether its singleness, others childlessness, long term unemployment, disability, mental illness, loneliness....this book is both uplifting and thought provoking. You will be blessed as you walk with this couple through their more
by Lashitha
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