Wednesday, May 08, 2019

The Making of Us, a review

The timing that I came across this book was perfect.  For it is about Sheridan Voysey and his friend's pilgrimage to walk in the steps of the Celtic Saint Cuthbert.  I had only recently watched a documentary about the Celtic Saint  Aidan and was fascinated by the men who brought Christianity to Northern England from Ireland.

Now, don't let the fact they have "Saint" in front of their name draw you away from the story if you are of a less orthodox faith. The places the two men walk in this pilgrimage will interest everyone, as will the conversation.  For as the subtitle suggests, this is not only the story of a pilgrimage but it asks the questions of "Who we can become when life doesn't go as planned". 

Sheridan Voysey is not a person you would think to be central in the story of such a pilgrimage but that is exactly what made it interesting to read.  He is at a juncture in his life when he has had to deal with loss and giving up a dream.  His insights and the conversations between Voysey and his friend, DJ, point us to God and to that fact that rarely does any life go as we planned.

I enjoyed this book very much.  It may not be for everyone but if you are searching for answers and need to know you are not alone, you will enjoy this book.  If you have an interest in the history of the Church, I think you will also find this book appealing. 

The Making of Us was provided for review but the opinions are my own.

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Vee said...

“No answers just lots of thoughtful questions” says one reviewer. I don’t know...prolly can’t take reading this one just now.

Rebecca said...

I've been reading many saint-related books lately...finding them quite helpful/inspiring. Recently watched a special highlighting St. Damian's work an ng lepers in Hawaii....