One of my favorite bloggers, Jeff Goins, has written a brand new book --- his first --- that I'm really looking forward to reading.
Jeff lives with his Mrs. and their baby boy in the Nashville area. I had the chance to first get to know Jeff when he came down to our church a few years back and spent the weekend teaching our youth and leaders about serving the least and the lost. It was during Jeff's time here, that we first served at We Will Go. Jeff is on staff with Adventures in Missions and spends a lot of his time encouraging people to live beyond the ordinary, to allow God to wreck their lives for His glory and the good of them and the ones He wants them to serve.
Jeff's book is described this way at his website:
"Wrecked is a book about the life we’re afraid to live — one full of radical sacrifice and selfless service. It’s a look at how we discover fulfillment in the least likely of places.
This is a guide to growing up and learning to live in the tension between the next adventure and our daily commitments.
We all need to be wrecked, to allow the pain of a broken world to slam into our comfortable lives—and let it change us. But that’s just the beginning.
Wrecked is a journey of unbecoming, covering the stories of people whose lives have been turned upside-down in the best way possible—and what they decided to do afterwards.
Jeff Goins leads the charge, sharing the experiences of missionaries, storytellers, and entrepreneurs whose lives have been beautifully ruined by a larger purpose."
Just reading the description gets me fired up! Because believe me, I have often felt like the book's cover tortoise more than once over the last few years.
Visit his website for more details, and listen, if you sign up at his blog for updates, he'll actually send you the first fifth of the book for free. That should help hold you over til you can actually get your hands on it. 'Cause believe me, as someone who knows Jeff personally and has been reading his writings for over four years now, you're gonna want this book.