Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams into New Beginnings

Sheridan Voysey. Thomas Nelson, $15.99 trade paper (218p) ISBN 978-0-8499-6480-0
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. (May 28)
Reviewed on: 03/11/2013
Release date: 05/01/2013
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