An Undoing: A Pastor's Story of Resilience

An Undoing: A Pastor's Story of Resilience

by Matthew Hansen


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We've all been through events in which we feel, at least in the moment, that there is no coming back. Maybe it was a severe break-up; a fall from grace as a leader; an occupational dream shattered; a psychological and emotional breakdown; or, as in many western films, you are a leader who has come to the middle of your life, the hopes and expectations you held have crashed around you, and all of a sudden you feel lost. Our brains often translate this as some sort of trauma.

On paper, my life looked perfect: married, four kids, house in the downtown area of one of the best cities in the United States, and a vocation that many spend much time and money trying to gain. However, at some point, I lost myself. I got swallowed up in the hype and movement, and forgot what it was all about. I want to invite you into my story and take you on a journey of resilience, the same journey that helped me come back better than before, the journey that will help you begin to recreate your life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532675959
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 08/08/2019
Pages: 154
Sales rank: 388,838
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Matthew Hansen is a social entrepreneur, missiologist, and public speaker. He holds an MDiv from Portland Seminary, and is the co-church planter of Austin New Church and Church at East and of three other nonprofits. He is a visionary architect who has assisted in several nonprofit startups, consulting committees, and international projects focusing in areas of justice. Matthew now lives in Knox County, Illinois, where he and his family are working on projects aimed at social, economic, and community development.

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