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.
In this book, I share the experiences of missionaries, storytellers, and entrepreneurs whose lives have been beautifully ruined by a larger purpose.
Will you be brave enough to join them?
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Jeff Goins wrote my favorite kind of book. First he lived it, then he wrote it. The result is a book that everyone who has ever wondered, ‘Is there more to life than this?’ should read.”
—Jon Acuff, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job & Your Dream Job
Live Like You Mean It
Wrecked is more than a book — it’s a change of mind. This is a manifesto for those disillusioned with seven-step strategies and quick solutions to life’s biggest questions.
We all want to know why were put on this earth, why we were created. But the answer may, in fact, shock you.
Whether it’s a trip to the developing world, a brush with poverty, or a painful tragedy, we all need moments that change the way we see the world, that challenge our complacency and call us to something more.
Once you’ve been wrecked, there’s no going back. And perhaps that’s not such a bad thing.
Wrecked reminded me of my own times of beautiful wrecking, and it wooed me once again toward a sacrificial, joyful life.”
—Mary DeMuth, author, Everything: What You Gain and What You Give to Become Like Jesus
Who This Book Is for
This book isn’t for everyone. It’s for those brave enough to make a change. Do you:
- Feel like a misfit in a world lulled asleep?
- Secretly wonder if there’s more to life?
- Dream of living an adventure but feel stuck in the mundane?
- Want to do something important with your life?
- Long to make a difference?
If so, read on. But be warned: You may not like what you find. In fact, I can guarantee it.
Maybe the answer you've been searching for is closer than you think, but harder than you'd like. Maybe it’s time you had your life turned upside-down. Maybe it’s time you got… WRECKED.
The dissatisfaction we feel has a surprising remedy, and this beautiful book tells us what it is: we need to change, and we need to be broken. The lessons of Wrecked will lead you through the wilderness.”
—Chris Guillebeau, Author, The $100 Startup
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