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.
Offers real and universal hope for those who have faced disappointmentIs 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 careerShares 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.
The speaker, radio show host, and author (Unseen Footprints: Encountering the Divine Along the Journey of Life) shares the heartbreak that he and his wife, Merryn, endure during 10 years of trying to start a family. When their dream finally dies, Voysey gives up his successful broadcast career in Australia and offers his wife a year of resurrection: travel, and a new beginning in Oxford, England. Though the specifics are about the couple's desire to have a child, highlighted by the author's journal entries, readers who have suffered disappointment of any kind will be able to relate. Voysey's skill with the written word fine-tunes the brutal honesty of what the couple feels about God's unwillingness to answer their prayers or about the pain of feeling inadequate as years of trying to have a child by natural conception, fertility treatments, and adoption all prove fruitless. They bolster each other along the way (Merryn's positive attitude in the midst of despair is astonishing at times) and are encouraged by friends to share their journey in this book. It is as much a love story as it is a hopeful guide for those trying to pick up the pieces after a dream has been shattered.