Starting Over: Your Life Beyond Regrets
:I wish I had loved more. I wish I had been smarter about money. I wish I had thought about God more. We all have regrets about the past. Many of them come from our attempts to...
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:I wish I had loved more.
I wish I had been smarter about money.
I wish I had thought about God more.
We all have regrets about the past. Many of them come from our attempts to fulfill unmet longings. Dave and Jon Ferguson call this back and forth between longing and regret the Sorry Cycle-and they want to help us escape it.
In Starting Over, Dave and Jon show us how to recognize specific regrets and then release them to God as we learn to see our regrets as opportunities to start over. Finally, we can see God redeem our regrets as he takes the worst things in our lives and uses them for a greater good. In this new edition, Dave and Jon provide an inspiring and never before published case study for achieving real life change.
Your regrets don't need to keep you from the joy God has for your life. As you apply the recognize-release-redeem process to your financial, relational, and personal regrets, you will find new freedom in living out your God-given dreams.
Fall in Love with Your Regrets
It sounds impossible. How can we learn to love our mistakes and failures? Instead, we go over and over them in our mind. Could they ever bring us-or anyone else-good?
Drawing from scientific research and biblical truths, Jon and Dave Ferguson give us tools to redeem our mistakes in five key areas: relationships, health, purpose, finances, and spirituality. Along the way, they teach us lifelong skills for getting unstuck when regret threatens to trap us again. We also learn how to help others escape the Sorry Cycle and experience the Starting Over Loop.
It is possible to learn to love our regrets because through them we see God at work. We see that our weakness does not limit what God can do. Whatever regret is trapping you in the Sorry Cycle, God is big enough to redeem it. What could you do with a life beyond regret?
Dave Ferguson dreams of helping all people find their way back to God. He writes to inspire, instruct and collaborate with others who share this dream. To see that dream realized he uses his influence and creativity to catalyze a movement of reproducing churches. Toward that end de serves as the Lead Pastor for a remarkable group of Christ Followers called Community Christian Church and provides visionary leadership for NewThing, a global network of reproducing churches.
Jon Ferguson is the cofounding pastor of Community Christian Church - a multi-site church in the Chicago Metro Area. He serves as teaching pastor and leads the Strategic Team of staff champions for adult, student, children's, and creative arts ministries across all CCC locations. Jon is the cofounder and movement architect of NewThing, whose mission is 'to be a catalyst for a movement of reproducing churches.' He also serves on the boards of the Exponential Network and Stadia East and is an adjunct professor at Wheaton College Graduate School in the Evangelism and Leadership Department. Jon previously coauthored The Big Idea with Dave.
It&'s going to be okay.
Soon enough, we&'ll have some bold things to say to you. But we want to start this book with a gentle, reassuring whisper. And what we want to whisper is this: It&'s going to be okay.
If you&'ve gone to the trouble to pick up (or download) this book called Starting Over: Your Life Beyond Regrets, then we&'re pretty sure it&'s because an incident, or a series of incidents, is weighing on you and you&'re unhappy. Something went on in your past that hurts every time you think of it. The idea of starting over sounds incredibly desirable to you, but you&'re not sure it&'s possible in your case. And do you want to risk the possibility of more disappointment, more heartache?
If you&'re feeling this way, we&'re sorry. And we want you to know it&'s going to be okay.
While you&'re going through your painful regret experience, you&