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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, heart-felt book about recovering from broken dreams and reconciling with a God who is sometimes silent but never absent.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-03-11
- Reviewer: Staff
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)