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The Making of Us 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 AmFollowing 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 S, Voysey And His Friend DJ Traveled On Foot From The Holy Island Of Lindisfarne To Durham, Where The Famed Lindisfarne Gospels Were On DisplayWhat 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

  • Audio CD
  • The Making of Us
  • Sheridan Voysey
  • 10 January 2018
  • 9781721346707

About the Author: Sheridan Voysey

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



10 thoughts on “The Making of Us

  1. 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, fates and fortunes As the hike progresses and the hikers interact with many colourful locals, the pilgrimage becomes something of a live parable Which path should we take at the fork How do we overcome the frustration after taking a wrong turn Can we persevere in spite of our aches and weariness Is it all worth the effort Voysey seeks to learn from the giant personages who trod those paths in earlier ages How did those ancient monks gain the inspired wisdom and courage to face hardship and aggression, to counsel kings, mediate conflicts, minister to poor peasants, draw many a searching soul into the arms of a loving heavenly Fa...

  2. 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 opportunity to take stock and reflect on life s journey indeed a pilgrimage can helpfully be thought of as a metaphor for your whole life with a beginning, a middle and an end I have led pilgrimages which have included reflections on the stages of life So for example on the first day, we reflect together on the names we were given and their meaning and about the stories we have been told about our birth I don t think Sheridan and DJ went that far back in their conversations but they do reflect back from childhood about significant life events and how they have shaped them Inevitably as you read, you start reflecting and comparing your own life experiences Sheridan Voysey writes beautifully Here is his description of his first steps from Beal to Lindisfarne The water is cool on the toes I venture out a few metres A centimetre of receding tide still covers the sand and has turned the mudflats into a mirror that stretches for miles I am standing on water I am walking on sky I slosh forward, makin...

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    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 neither.The two men took 8 days to make the journey, following in the footsteps of Cuthbert but also learning from the life of Bede and other Celtic saints Both felt the need for some time out and an opportunity to reflect hopefully, to gain a sense of what God was doing in their lives We are invited to walk with them and share their journey minus the blisters We are welcome to eavesdrop on their conversation, and learn from their discussions More importantly, we are given the opportunity to start our own inner journey, a pilgrimage of the heart, as we read and reflect.This is a beautifully constructed book Sheridan is a wordsmith of high calibre He paints pictures with words so that we can imagine ourselves on the road with them He is also a deep thinker, a man with mature spiritual insight who has had to work through his own disappo...

  4. 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 certain exhibition in Durham before the closing date Along the way, as the two of them walk and ponder, they learn of 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 s...

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    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 Sheridan Voysey s book The Making of Us pulled together ribbons of words that became prayers, psalms and songs and that became mine and made sense of many pieces of my life s journey so far.Pilgrimage can be muddy boots and tired feet, or fresh air and history Or pilgrimage can be speechless opening of the soul Or it...

  6. 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 Australia, though he now lives in Oxford in the UK I find his observations about Brisbane and Sydney particularly poignant as I lived in Brisbane myself for four and a half years before returning to live in the UK.Through the medium of this physical journey, Sheridan teaches us much deeper values which may apply to our own lives, especially those of us who may define ourselves by, perhaps who we know, or by our possessions, our status, our dreams and ambitions or job titles His journey through the woods and fields and paths and roads of Northumberland then starts to parallel our own life journeys During his description of the walk, he reflects upon periods in his own past life story Places he and DJ visit give rise to memories of people he has known whom he now sees in a new light.In all this, Sheridan s purpose seems to be to shift our own value systems, our v...

  7. 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 reading and knowing this could would change me I have read other of Sheridan s books and his message is important, even essential, for our culture that measures so much on external values and appearance This book, for me, was like breathing in lungfuls of cool fresh air and exhaling deep.Buy this book...

  8. 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 steps they are walking, and others in such a way that they spoke helpfully and encouragingly into my situation In different ways each chapter helped me to step back and see of what God might be up to in my life, and to reflect on how I might respond.Voysey writes with gentleness, tenderness, humour and an excellent eye for detail His evocative, immersive descriptions provided me with new spaces in which to think about who God is, what he desires for us, and what he might be calling me to My reflections on life in the church, and ...

  9. 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 be to 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 so I was keen to read about Sheridan s experiences Sheridan has managed to infuse the book with his sense of the constant presence of God, not in any spectacular way, rather in the gentle whispers that come to those who attend This takes the book from being an excellent account of a long walk to something that has the potential to touch the hearts of many readers in different ways speaking into the unique circumstances of their lives.Writing about some of the specific content o...

  10. says:

    In the introduction to his book Sheridan writes Beautiful things can emerge from life not going as planned It can even be the making of us In The Making of Us Sheridan writes about the pilgrimage he takes with his good friend DJ, following in the footsteps of St Cuthbert Together they embark on what is both a physical and spiritual journey As Sheridan and DJ go on their journey, Sheridan writes about what they see and the people they interact with on the way But what was most powerful to me were the conversations between the pair Their discussions go deep, as they can only do when they are between two people who know each other really well Oftentimes, conversations only scratch the surface as we are reluctant to reveal who we really are and allow ourselves to be vulnerable As I read, I felt like I was a silent companion with them on their journey I loved to listen in on their conversations and learn from them and their experiences Sheridan writes about how our broken dreams can shatter our sense of who we are, and how our true identity can only be found in knowing we are children of God Whether we are known by others or not, each one of us is truly known by God and he sees our significance He poses the question Who is the real us Who we once were, or are now, or the person we will become Two chapters which particularly spoke to me were chapters four and eight In chapter four Sheridan considers our calling how God makes his call known to differe...

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