Are You Wrecked?

Today my acquaintance and friend Jeff Goins releases his first book, Wrecked. I’m sure it won’t be his last.

Wrecked wrecked me. As I read my pre-publication copy I found it be challenging, smart, and yet easy to read. But it’s not easy to translate into real life. Which is a good thing.

This is an extremely important book, and one you should read. You won’t regret it.

According to Goins, to be wrecked means 

to have a transformation that goes beyond mere words — to be introduced to another way of life, to follow in the footsteps of a teacher who is calling you through the eye of a needle. Often it involves being catalyzed by an encounter with pain. The process is horrible and ugly and completely gut-wrenching — and at the same time, beautiful. It is real and hard and true. Most of all it is necessary. (p.32)

The term originally came from missionaries who came back from the field and said they would never be the same. They had been “wrecked.” Wrecked is getting out of the comfort zone. It means experiencing pain and being changed. It’s going through an experience that will permanently set your life in another direction.

If you buy the book (only about $10 at many online outlets) before August 5th you will receive $158 worth of free stuff. Go to for all the details.

I find myself literally in the middle of being “wrecked,” out of my comfort zone, being daily challenged to do something new, and discovering the needs of a community that’s in the midst of changing me and the people I serve. More of those stories will be forthcoming here on this blog. But for now, check out Jeff’s book and see how it changes you.

How have you recently been wrecked?

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