Sheridan Voysey takes Jesus Christ’s Sermon on the Mount as foundation to explain the life-changing gospel of the Bible. You may remember the Beautitudes or the moral claims Jesus did, rebuking the Pharisees and thought that that was his core message. Voysey shows in 90 short chapters that re-reading these chapters in Matthew contain enough inspiration to clarify God’s love for the unwanted, sick, unpopular and forgotten people. He invites everyone into His Kingdom, that’s not about fear or pressure, and lasts forever. The book contains many lessons to help you focus on God instead of expecting yet another self-help book, moral justice plea or activism theology. Just like Blaise Pascal taught that we all have a Jesus-shaped hole in our life, Sheridan Voysey wants you to accept the invitation to a Jesus-Shaped Life. His love, forgiveness, endurance and resilience should be resembled in our lives. And that’s what Resilient: Your Invitation to a Jesus-Shaped Life is all about.
To stand strong, despite life’s struggles. To genuinely love your enemies in a reaction to hate and anger. Think of trusting in God’s providence, seeing miracles happen, and walk in Jesus’ footsteps every day. The author quotes from all over the Bible, uses examples from his own life and the faith of other contemporary believers. You’ll be surprised about the moving stories on a former Klu Klux Klan member, the founding fathers of Hollywood, and C.S. Lewis, and many more. I highly recommend reading this title.
About the author
Sheridan Voysey is a writer, speaker, and broadcaster on faith and spirituality. His books include Resilient: Your Invitation to a Jesus-Shaped Life (October 2015), Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams into New Beginnings (shortlisted for the 2014 ECPA Christian Book of the Year), Unseen Footprints: Encountering the Divine Along the Journey of Life (2006 Australian Christian Book of the Year), and the three-volume series Open House: Sheridan Voysey in Conversation.
Sheridan has been featured in numerous TV and radio programs, including Day of Discovery and 100 Huntley Street, is a regular contributor to faith programs on BBC Radio 2, and speaks at conferences and events around the world. Sheridan is married to Merryn, and lives and travels from Oxford, United Kingdom.
The publisher provided me a free review copy through Netgalley in exchange for a personal, honest review.