Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams Into New Beginnings
By Sheridan Voysey / Thomas Nelson
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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 heartbreaking 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, heart-felt book about recovering from broken dreams and reconciling with a God who is sometimes silent but never absent.
I found this book to be very interesting. It spoke to me concerning my own relationship with God. I found myself relating to both Sheridan and Merryn (Sheridan’s wife). I know what the wilderness is, I have been there myself…more than once.
Sheridan’s experiences helped me to see a different side of God, which I many not have clearly considered before as much as now. The book is set up in a way where the time keeps changing…it is past…it is past going forward…it is back in the past again. Even though the time kept changing, I felt so engaged in the story I was compelled to turn each page until my eyelids could no longer remain open. There is a lot of Biblical truths conveyed and talked about throughout this book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Sheridan’s story (it even gave me inspiration at the end to share my own story) and would highly recommend this book to all.