What happens when a broken world slams into your comfortable life? Wrecked is about the life we are afraid to live. It's about radical sacrifice and selfless service--how we find purpose in the midst of pain. It's a...
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What happens when a broken world slams into your comfortable life?
Wrecked is about the life we are afraid to live. It's about radical sacrifice and selfless service--how we find purpose in the midst of pain. It's a look at how we discover fulfillment in the least likely of places. It's about living like we mean it. It's a guide to growing up and giving your life away, helping you live in the tension between the next adventure and the daily mundane.
This book is for us--a generation intent on pursuing our life's work in a way that leaves us without regrets.
Author Jeff Goins shares his own experience of struggling as a missionary and 20-something who understands the call to live radically while dealing with the everyday responsibilities of life. Wrecked is a manifesto for a generation dissatisfied with the status quo and wanting to make a difference.
^2: "The Identity Problem"
Chapter 3: "Hope and Pain"
Chapter 4: "How ^I Was Wrecked"
Chapter 5: "You Must Commit"
Chapter 6: "The Fruit of ^Commitment"
Chapter 7: "Walking Away"
Chapter 8: "Get a Job"
Chapter ^9: "Going Where You Don't Want to Go"
Chapter 10: "Wrecking Others"
Wrecked is about the life we are afraid to live. It's about radical ^sacrifice and selfless service--how we find purpose in the midst of pain. It's a ^look at how we discover fulfillment in the least likely of places. It's about living ^like we mean it. It's a guide to growing up and giving your life away, helping you ^live in the tension between the next adventure and the daily mundane.
This ^book is for us--a generation intent on pursuing our life's work in a way that leaves ^us without regrets.
Author Jeff Goins shares his own experience of struggling ^as a missionary and 20-something who understands the call to live radically while ^dealing with the everyday responsibilities of life. Wrecked is a manifesto ^for a generation dissatisfied with the status quo and wanting to make a difference.
Wrecked is about the life we wished we lived.
It's a life of radical ^sacrifice and selfless service-and how we find it in the midst of suffering. Wrecked ^is a look at how we discover our life's purpose in the least likely of places: in ^the tough spots and amongst the broken-hearted.
It's a manifesto for living ^like we mean it; it's a guide to growing up and giving your life away. This book ^is for us. A generation of young adults pursuing our life's work both responsibly ^and radically-how to live in the real-world tension of sacrificial living and the ^daily mundane.
Author Jeff Goins shares his own struggle as a missionary and ^20-something who understands the call to live radically for God while dealing with ^the everyday responsibilities of life. Wrecked is for a generation dissatisfied ^with the status quo and wanting to make a difference.
JEFF GOINS was born in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. During a study ^abroad program in Spain, where his life was forever changed, he fell in love with ^travel. Jeff graduated from Illinois College with a B.A. in Spanish and Religion. ^He spent a year after college touring with a band, playing music all over North ^America and Taiwan. In 2006, he moved to Nashville, TN, where he now lives with ^his family. Jeff works for Adventures in Missions, an international non-profit organization. ^You can visit him online at www.goinswriter.com.
In His upside-down Kingdom, God promises we can actually find our life ^by giving it away to others. What is your God-given passion for serving? What ^is outside of you and bigger than you that demands your time, talent and treasure? ^I encourage you to ponder that as you read Jeff's thoughts in Wrecked. The ^result will be life changing ... and you may be surprised to discover that the life ^changed could be yours.
-Dr. Wess Stafford, President and CEO, ^Compassion International
The dissatisfaction we feel has a surprising ^remedy, and this beautiful book tells us what it is: we need to change, and we need ^to be broken. The lessons of Wrecked will lead you through the wilderness.
-Chris ^Guillebeau, Author, The $100 Startup
A stunning debut, ^this book-admittedly-wrecked me. In Wrecked, Jeff Goins held nothing back, ^using his poetic writing and passion for change-making to call me to action in my ^own life. He'll do the same for you.
-Claire Díaz-Ortiz, Social ^Innovation, Twitter, Inc.
It's been said, "The true Gospel comforts the ^disturbed and disturbs the comfortable." Jeff reminds us that Jesus not only came ^to heal broken hearts-but also to shatter the status quo. Let his book be an invitation ^to say 'yes' to Jesus and then do something daring with your life. May it help you ^become a holy nonconformist to all the patterns of this world that are out of sync ^with the upside-down Kingdom of God. May it give you the courage to join the revolutionary ^work of Jesus, loving people back to life and building a new world in the shell ^of the old one.
-Shane Claiborne, author, activist, and lover ^of Jesus, www.facebook.com/ShaneClaiborne
Although ^Jeff Goins writes of his experience working with missionaries and ministry, this ^is truly a guide to growing up and committing to a worthy cause. Yes, young people ^will find this book immensely practical and helpful, but so will anyone of any age ^who wants to do work that matters. Perhaps you are like me, at the stage of life ^where you wonder if you are chasing air and evaluating your overall purpose and ^impact-this book is also for you. Get Wrecked and walk away changed.
-Carrie ^Wilkerson, Author, The Barefoot Executive, Host of BarefootExecutive.TV
Jeff ^Goins wrote my favorite kind of book. First he lived it, then he wrote it. The result ^is a book that everyone who has ever wondered "Is there more to life than this?" ^should read.
-Jon Acuff, Wall Street Journal Bestselling ^Author of Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job & Your Dream Job
Jeff ^Goins has written an inspiring, instructive, exciting, forceful call for young people. ^I'd love to give it to almost every twenty-something I know.
-Shauna ^Niequist, author of Cold Tangerines and Bittersweet, ^www.shaunaniequist.com.
There ^is a life that most of us dream of living. Chances are you won't drift into that ^life. But there are some clear choices you can make along the way to set yourself ^up to receive all that God has for you. Jeff does a masterful job of gracefully ^yet purposely helping us take the steps of faith so many of us need to take.
-Pete ^Wilson, Pastor of Cross Point Church, Author of Plan B and Empty ^Promises
With Wrecked, Jeff Goins goes way beyond a simple ^call to action. He gives you a manifesto for getting off the sidelines and living ^the kind of life you've only dreamed about. Be warned-Wrecked will change ^you! This is one of the best books I've read in a long time.
-Mark Lee, ^Guitarist and founding member of Third Day
Jeff Goins is a precise and ^passionate speaker which is also true of his writing. No unnecessary verbiage-to ^the point truth that will change our lives. I like that...I like that a lot.
-Patsy ^Clairmont, Author, Stained Glass Hearts
Jeff Goins has ^written a clear-eyed book about the grit and glory of growing up and choosing commitment ^over complacency. His perspective is refreshing and at times hard to hear, but it ^brims with practical wisdom for those who yearn to serve a purpose larger than themselves.
-Ian ^Morgan Cron, Author, Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me: a Memoir...of ^Sorts
Wrecked is a book you should be deliciously afraid ^to read because it's content will collide into your conscience and derail your future ^into a life more meaningful than the one you've lived before.
-Sarah ^Cunningham, Author, Idea Junkie, and Blogger who tries to bring people ^together around good things. www.sarahcunningham.org
Wrecked ^fulfills two rare deliverables: it messes with you (in a good way), and introduces ^you to the fantastic writing of a new author you'll certainly be hearing more from.
-Mark ^Oestreicher, Partner, The Youth Cartel
I've read Jeff's writing ^for years, and I can tell you: What he talks about, he lives. As someone who has ^given his life to helping the least and less-fortunate, he shares his heart-rending ^experiences and struggles in a voice that resonates. Read this book, but be warned: ^You won't finish it the same way you started it.
-Anne Jackson, ^Speaker and Author, Mad Church Disease and Permission to Speak Freely
I ^loved this book. The stories filled me with a desire to be more, risk more, and ^live more. Who would have guessed that being wrecked is really the beginning to ^living? If you want to live, get Wrecked - read it, then do it!
-Ken ^Davis, Author, Fully Alive, Speaker, and Communications Trainer ^
Wrecked reminded me of my own times of beautiful wrecking, and ^it wooed me once again toward a sacrificial, joyful life. The stories, the writing, ^the theology all beckoned me to live intentionally, work hard, and obey Jesus afresh.
-Mary ^DeMuth, Author, Everything: What You Gain and What You Give to Become ^Like Jesus
If you're someone who is groping in the dark without purpose ^or inspiration, Wrecked just might be the flashlight you need, enabling ^you to see the next step in the journey.
-Frank Viola, Author, ^From Eternity to Here and Jesus Manifesto, www.frankviola.org
Jeff ^has the rare gift of moving hearts. You'll find encouragement, be inspired to step ^out of your comfort zone, and live with purpose. Enjoy the journey.
-Alli ^Worthington, Founder of Picha Global and BlissDom
My dreams and ^goals have all been sideswiped by something much greater than I could muster up ^in my dream machine of a brain. So many times we chase and run after a dream and ^dodge the very things that will get us closer to the dream if we would only allow ^them to. Jeff has taken stories in this book and wrapped practical advice on what ^to do when life hits the fan. We think it's over. But it's only just beginning...
-Carlos ^Whittaker, Blogger, Musician, & Creative Coach
In Wrecked, ^Jeff Goins emerges as a noteworthy an
JEFF GOINS Originally from Chicago, IL, Jeff graduated from Illinois College with a degree in Spanish and Religion. Immediately after graduating, he spent a year traveling with a music ministry, playing concerts in churches, schools, and prisons for a year. In 2006, he moved to Nashville, where he now lives with his wife and dog. Jeff works for Adventures in Missions, a short-term missions agency. You can visit him online at www.goinswriter.com.