I loved reading about the pilgrimage at the heart of this book and the rich, ongoing conversation that takes place between the author and his friend. As is usual for me, I had to read in snatches, fitting it in between life and life… between working and family and home and life and the constant draw of sleep. Fortunately, The Making of Us is perfect for that kind of reading. The story itself is easy to read and quickly picked up after a hiatus. Yet, the depth of ideas and the evocative reflection asks the reader to stop and go slowly instead of skimming and racing to the next page, the next chapter. As I read, often on a commuter train that crosses bridges and takes me past stunning waterways at dawn or dusk, Sheridan’s voice kept reminding me to look up, to notice, to give thanks for, to bathe in beauty where I find it. Like the current hit song from Christian musician, Lauren Daigle, Look Up, Child. Look up and out. Look to God. A simple message that we just keep forgetting to remember. Thank you Sheridan Voysey, for living through all that it took for you to be able to write The Making of Us. I am grateful for the opportunity to read it, thanks to receiving a complimentary review copy, and grateful for the opportunity to write this honest review.
When I think of Sheridan, the word "wisdom" comes to mind. He is a brilliant wordsmith who gives insights into the journey of life using the metaphor of pilgrimage. The book is beautifully and sensitively written. The honesty and transparency that marks Sheridan's writing continues in this work. I also love how he draws on the wisdom of ancient church fathers and the like. This book perfect for anyone who has lost a dream and is working out what comes afterwards (and even for those who haven't). It will also inspire you to go hiking...
What a phenomenal read! Somehow, this book made sense of where I’m at, without even directly telling me how to handle it. No advice, no formulas, no strategies, just thought provoking reflections and questions. It’s one of the most significant books I’ve ever read in my journey and has given me the permission to breathe and trust God. Thank you so much!
Loved this book. Entertaining and insightful. I found it relatable and it gave me plenty to think on. I was fortunate to get a pre release so read it a few weeks ago and I'm still thinking about its message.