The Making of Us: Who We Can Become When Life Doesn't Go As Planned




      The Making of Us: Who We Can Become When Life Doesn't Go As Planned
Beautifully written and deeply poignant, The Making of Us allows readers to walk alongside author and radio personality Sheridan Voysey during a transformational moment in his life journey Picking up where Resurrection Year Turning Broken Dreams Into New Beginnings left off, Sheridan helps us process what we can learn about our identities in the face of disappointment and change Life had not gone according to plan for Sheridan Voysey and his wife, Merryn When infertility ended their dream of becoming parents, they uprooted their lives and relocated from Australia to Oxford, England, so Merryn could pursue her professional goals But the move meant Sheridan had to give up his well established career in Christian radio, and though he was experiencing some success as a writer, he couldn t reconcile his expectations for his life with the reality he was living Lost and directionless, he came to a sobering realization I don t know who I am.Following the example of many a seeker, Sheridan decided to pair his spiritual journey with a literal one a hundred mile pilgrimage along the northeast coast of England Inspired by the life and influence of the monk Cuthbert, who was among the first to evangelize northern England in the 600s, Voysey and his friend DJ traveled on foot from the Holy Island of Lindisfarne to Durham, where the famed Lindisfarne Gospels were on display.What makes us who we are What shapes our hopes and dreams, and how do we adjust when things don t go as we hoped Can we recover if we make a choice that s less than perfect Voysey tackles these questions and others as he deftly weaves together Cuthbert s story, the history of early Christianity in England, and his own struggle to find his identity and purpose His introspective writing leads readers to consider their own stories and reflect on how God calls each of us to an identity bigger than any earthly role or career Part travel memoir, part pilgrim s journal, The Making of Us is a quiet story including a chapter by chapter reflection guide of trust in God s leading for our lives, no matter where our paths take us. New Read The Making of Us: Who We Can Become When Life Doesn't Go As Planned Author Sheridan Voysey For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Sheridan Voysey is a writer, speaker and broadcaster on faith and spirituality He is the author of seven books, including The Making of Us Who We Can Become When Life Doesn t Go as Planned March 2019 , Resurrection Year Turning Broken Dreams into New Beginnings, Resilient Your Invitation to a Jesus Shaped Life, and the award winning Unseen Footprints Encountering the Divine Along the Journey of Life Sheridan is a presenter of Pause for Thought on BBC Radio 2 s Breakfast Show heard by 10 million people each day , and writes for Our Daily Bread, a devotional read by 90 million people daily He has been featured on BBC Breakfast, BBC News, Day of Discovery, 100 Huntley Street, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, the ABC, Moody Radio, and in publications like The Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Mail, and Christianity Sheridan is married to Merryn and lives in Oxford, United Kingdom, from where he travels to speak at events around the world.

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  • The Making of Us: Who We Can Become When Life Doesn't Go As Planned
  • Sheridan Voysey
  • 01 February 2017
  • 1721346686

10 thoughts on “ The Making of Us: Who We Can Become When Life Doesn't Go As Planned

  1. Vince Rockston says:

    The Making of Us is no pull yourself up by your bootstraps, eight days to Christian maturity workbook It doesn t offer much in the way of answers Rather, many soul searching questions.As we follow Sheridan Voysey and his companion, DJ, on their eight day pilgrimage in the footsteps of 6th century Celtic monk Cuthbert, we discover the author to be a humble man who has made mistakes and faced shattering disappointments, but who has the audacity to reflect deeply on life s choices and omissions, The Making of Us is no pull yourself up by your bootstraps, eight days to Christian maturity workbook It doesn t offer much in the way of answers Rather, many soul searching questions.As we follow Sheridan Voysey and his companion, DJ, on their eight day pilgrimage in the footsteps of 6th century Celtic monk Cuthbert, we discover the author to be a humble man who has made mistakes and faced shattering disappointments, but who has the audacity to reflect deeply on life s choices and omissions, fates and fortunes As the hike progresses and the hikers interact with many colourful locals, ...

  2. David Pott says:

    About two years ago I came across Sheridan Voysey in connection with mutual interests we share including pilgrimage and the arts He is an Australian who has been living in the UK for some time and is a writer and broadcaster I have just finished reading his latest book, The Making of Us It is the story of a pilgrimage he made with his friend DJ from Lindisfarne to Durham and records their experiences along the way and the conversations they had as they walked together.Pilgrimages are an oppor About two years ago I came across Sheridan Voysey in connection with mutual interests we share including pilgrimage and the arts He is an Australian who has been living in the UK for some time and is a writer and broadcaster I have just finished reading his latest book, The Making of Us It is the story of a pilgrimage he made with his friend DJ from Lindisfarne to Durham and records their experiences along the way and the conversations they had as they walked together.Pilgrimages are an opportunity ...

  3. Tony Horsfall says:

    This is a book about pilgrimage, and there are two inherent dangers with such writing Too much geography and history and it becomes a travelogue too much introspection and navel gazing and it becomes self indulgent Thankfully, Sheridan Voysey s account of his walk from Lindisfarne to Durham, with his friend DJ, is neit...

  4. Penelope Swithinbank says:

    I wanted to read Sheridan Voysey s book The Making of Us as the action takes place on a pilgrimage, and I have done several so enjoy reading about the experiences others have while walking He walked from Lindisfarne Holy Island to Durham, and it didn t sound as though he had done much preparation, as the physical experience was demanding and tough and blister making I was expecting some of that and it gives some dramatic impulse will he and his friend be able to make it in time to see a cert I wanted to read Sheridan Voysey s book The Making of Us as the action takes place on a pilgrimage, and I have done several so enjoy reading about the experiences others have while walking He walked from Lindisfarne Holy Island to Durham, and it didn t sound as though he had done much preparation, as the physical experience was demanding and tough and blister making I was expecting some of that and it gives some dramatic impulse will he and his friend be able to make it in time to see a certain exhibition in Durham before the closing date Along the way, as the two of them walk and ponder, they learnof the ups and downs not just of walking a long distance but of the adventure of life itself And how God can make the parts of life, which appear to us to be almost disastrous and certainly painful, into something which helps us to grow, go deeper, find ourselves And become ourselves The book is an easy read and one could just read it for the pleasure of an int...

  5. Jackie says:

    Our own words for expressing our thoughts, yearnings, fears, dreams and hoped for paths, can often be inadequate or in my case, almost AWOL so we search for a song, or a psalm, and let those words become ours They can be words of worship, or words of gut wrenching pleas Or just words that help us process what s going on around us.I ve never been on a physical pilgrimage, but thin wafers of my life have been spiritual pilgrimages, and I ve often been lost trying to find the words I need Sher Our own words for expressing our thoughts, yearnings, fears, dreams and hoped for paths, can often be inadequate or in my case, almost AWOL so we search for a song, or a psalm, and let those words become ours They can be words of worship, or words of gut wrenching pleas Or just words that help us process what s going on around us.I ve never been on a physi...

  6. S.C. Skillman says:

    This, the story of a pilgrimage on foot from the island of Lindisfarne Holy Island to the Shrine of St Cuthbert at Durham Cathedral, is also a Christian inspired self help book enabling readers to reflect upon their own life journeys Following the rhythm of the two pilgrims, the author Sheridan Voysey and his friend DJ , we can visualise the scenes he describes and feel the spiritual highs and the physical and emotional lows of the journey.Sheridan himself is originally from Brisbane in Aust This, the story of a pilgrimage on foot from the island of Lindisfarne Holy Island to the Shrine o...

  7. Ruth Hettler says:

    Not only was this book food for my soul, but it was nourishing and life giving It spoke to me on a deep level whilst also being an easy read perfect for this busy Mum of 4 living life in Africa But don t let the phrase easy read put you off..Sheridan weaves deep truth and important reflections into the journey of his pilgrimage It is a book you can read and re read I read some paragraphs and pages multiple times as I was stopped in my tracks almost compelled to reflect on what I was Not only was this book food for my soul, but it was nourishing and life giving It spoke to me on a deep level whilst also being an easy read perfect for this busy Mum of 4 li...

  8. Tanya Marlow says:

    If you re secretly thinking what should I be doing with my life or even is what I do enough then this book is a must read Sheridan is a writer who manages to give space for those big questions of our identity and purpose, especially for those over thirty and offers gentle wisdom and refreshing spiritual perspective The real joy of the book is how he does this through a memoir of walking and talking with his friend along a pilgrimage path in the North East of England, walking in the step If you re secretly thinking what should I be doing with my life or even is what I do enough then this book is a must read Sheridan is a writer who manages to give space for those big questions of our identity and purpose, especially for those over thirty and offers gentle wisdom and refreshing spiritual perspective The real joy of the book is how he doe...

  9. Adam Walton says:

    This is a beautiful, enjoyable and profound book I have already read several parts of it twice, and look forward to returning to it again Voysey knows from experience that life is a journey with many twists and turns I read this book at a point in my life when things haven t been going as I would hope or expect Voysey managed to weave together his literal walking journey pilgrimage, with aspects of both his own life journey and those of his travelling companion DJ, Saint Cuthbert in whose This is a beautiful, enjoyable and profound book I have already read several parts of it twice, and look forward to returning to it again Voysey knows from experience that life is a journey with many twists and turns I read this book at a point in my life when things haven t been going as I would hope or expect Voysey managed to weave together his literal walking journey pilgrimage, with aspects of both his own l...

  10. David Tanner says:

    I ve now finished reading Sheridan Voysey s new book The Making of Us for the second time The first time was just to enjoy the story, the wonderful descriptions of the pilgrimage and the little nuggets of truth I came across The second reading has been with a notebook to hand I knew that there would beto discover this time and I certainly wasn t disappointed.I was drawn to the book because I too undertook a similar walk in the same area a few years ago, visiting some of the same places I ve now finished reading Sheridan Voysey s new book The Making of Us for the second time The first time was just to enjoy the story, the wonderful descriptions of the pilgrimage and the little nuggets of truth I came across The second reading has been with a notebook to hand I knew that there would beto discover this time and I certainly wasn t disappointed.I was drawn to the book because I too undertook a s...

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