Recap / Podcast from 2/8: Sheridan Voysey and Resurrection Year

Here’s the podcast in case you missed the show.

What an amazing interview…I had been looking forward to interviewing Sheridan Voysey ever since reading his book over the summer. So incredible that God would work it so that I would be experiencing my own resurrection year at the time of the interview…hmmmm….we were originally scheduled to do the interview on January 11, but Sheridan was so sick he had to cancel. How cool is that? Things were beginning to gel at that time, but I was not fully immersed in the glorious resurrection year as I am at this moment…Oh how faithful is our God!

I was especially smitten with Sheridan’s phrase “the tribe of the scarred,” and his understanding of the theology of suffering…that this is where God does His best work…resurrection doesn’t come until after suffering and death.

sheridan and athna

We gave away three copies of Resurrection Year, and if you weren’t one of the winners, I want to encourage you to get a copy…no, get two or three so you have some to give away. Powerful story of God’s faithfulness, even after dreams and hopes are broken. Visit Sheridan at

Saturday, 2/8 – Holding Onto Hope Despite Disappointment with Sheridan Voysey (reschedule from 1/11)

Can’t wait to introduce you all to Sheridan Voysey this Saturday! His book, Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams Into New Beginnings, blessed me in so many ways when I read it over the summer. Now that The Lord has changed the format of Always Faithful, I’m excited to be able to bring Sheridan on for the entire hour. We’ll be giving away 3 copies of his book to the first 3 callers…tell a friend…it’s going to be an amazing show, I promise!

11AM to Noon CST on AM630 KSLR in South Texas or streaming live on

Expectation. Disappointment. Expectation. Disappointment. Voysey was slowly watching Merryn wither away. Ten years of pregnancy tests and vitamins, adoption meetings and IVF treatments, tear-soaked prayers, dashed dreams and unmet expectations had taken a toll on her. His heart was broken, too. Yet over the same ten years they struggled to have a family, Voysey had it all professionally. He worked tirelessly to build his professional platform in Australia – a nationally renowned radio show, award winning books, and speaking engagements to full, enthusiastic crowds.

But in March 2011, he walked away from a successful career. As the final IVF treatment failed after the hope of a false positive, he knew it was time for a new beginning for them both.  “Live overseas. Take a risk. Have an adventure,” said Merryn. Other than being a mother, those were the only things she had ever requested. Voysey chronicles this mantra in 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 (Thomas Nelson, June 2013) is an honest look at recovering from broken dreams and reconciling with and holding on to a God who is sometimes silent but never absent. Voysey provides an empathetic voice to all those who experience a dream denied, whether that is childlessness, unwanted singleness, or the loss of a career or loved one.


Sheridan Voysey is a writer, speaker, and broadcaster on faith and spirituality. His books include the award-winning Unseen Footprints: Encountering the Divine Along the Journey of Life, and the three-volume series Open House: Sheridan Voysey in Conversation. He is married to Merryn and lives and travels from Oxford, United Kingdom.