waymaker

Finding the Way To the Life You’ve Always Dreamed Of

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waymaker

Finding the Way To the Life You’ve Always Dreamed Of

available now

What if detours are the way dreams & destinies come true?

What if it’s not the hard roads that slay us, but the unmet expectations of what we hoped the road would be?

What if the expectations that you’ve been handed, that define success, fulfillment, and meaning in ways that do not correspond with the actual topography and reality of your life, leave you looking for a better way?

Four times New York Times bestselling author Ann Voskamp pens an unforgettably vulnerable love story – the story of her marriage that she almost lost, and of her daughter she almost didn’t find – and how to find the way forward when there seems to be no way.

In the midst of breaking her husband’s heart in all kinds of ways, and facing the open heart surgery of their youngest daughter, Ann finds herself hospitalized for her own literal heart failure — to only finally find the way to the actual heart of everything: a sacred way of life, a rule of life, that turns the whole of a life around.

For anyone who keeps facing obstacles on the way to their dreams, Ann offers a fresh new way to see:

  • Finding the way through is actually about finding a way of life
  • The obstacle is the miracle.
  • Though the world might abandon you, break your heart, and drown you in fears, there is a real way to a place where you are deeply wanted, seen, known, and safe.
  • The greatest love story that you could ever dream of—is not a mirage, but can be a reality. Your reality.

Word on the Street about WayMaker

Authors on the WayMaker

Masterful, spectacular, powerful. The writing is next level, the story-telling is captivating, the theological insights are profound. The revelation about the power of suffering, incredible.

I wept in so many places, had a number of “aha moments,” and felt like I was on holy ground.

The centrality, supremacy and sufficiency of Christ drips off every page. So gracious. So wooing. So loving. So anointed.

God did something in my own heart through these words.

Christine Caine

international speaker, global advocate, author of “How Did We Get Here” and founder of A21

If you are lost or feel far away from God or like none of life is what you hoped… 

You’ll find yourself in these pages — and you’ll find your God. 

He makes a way — and no one knows that, and speaks of it, like Ann.

She’s cut open her chest and laid her heart out so people don’t feel alone — and Jesus doesn’t feel far off.

Powerful. Brave. Gorgeous.

Jennie Allen

founder of IF:Gathering, NYTimes bestselling author of "Get Out of Your Head"

After being so deeply impacted by Ann’s first book, I never thought it would be possible for her to write a better one. 

But I believe that Waymaker might in fact be her very best work. 

Ann is not only a veteran writer and poet, but a veteran human – young as she still may be – who uses words masterfully to show and tell what it can look like to live fully, even in tragic and sorrowful places.

Through trial and tribulation with pockets of grace-given triumph thrown in, and with her characteristic commitment to vulnerability, Ann paints a compelling picture of what it means to show up fully.

In doing so, she also helps us see, savor, and be formed more fully by the rapture and rupture of life in Christ.

Ann’s special skill is not in the telling of her own story to point us to her wonderful self, but in the channeling of her story to point us to the wondrous Christ who not only shows us the way, but who is The Way.

 I trust that once you open Waymaker and begin reading, you won’t be able to put it down. 

And when you reach the end and do put it down, you won’t be able to resist taking up the cross that leads to life.

Scott Sauls

senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church & author of A Gentle Answer and Beautiful People Don't Just Happen

After being so deeply impacted by Ann’s first book, I never thought it would be possible for her to write a better one. 

But I believe that Waymaker might in fact be her very best work. 

 I trust that once you open Waymaker and begin reading, you won’t be able to put it down. 

And when you reach the end and do put it down, you won’t be able to resist taking up the cross that leads to life.

Scott Sauls

senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church & author of A Gentle Answer and Beautiful People Don't Just Happen

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Video Study for Your Church or Small Group

For every time you’ve ever asked, “Where are you, God?”

Join Ann Voskamp as she teaches you S.A.C.R.E.D.—a daily habit, a rule of life, a way of life—that will reorient your soul in relation to God through Scripture and prayer and study. This powerful spiritual practice that Ann unpacks in this study will become your directing compass through the hard seasons where it feels like there is no way—only to find you have a WayMaker making an unexpected way into the life you’ve only dreamed of.

This study guide includes:

  • Individual access to six streaming video sessions
  • Welcome letter from Ann to introduce each session
  • Video notes and reflections
  • Group discussion questions
  • Personal study and application of the life-changing SACRED habit

Meet Ann

Ann Voskamp is the wife of one really fine Farmer, mama to seven really fascinating human beings, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Broken Way , The Greatest Gift, Unwrapping the Greatest Gift, and the sixty-week New York Times bestseller One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies and has been translated into more than twenty languages.

Named by Christianity Today as one of fifty women most shaping culture and the church today, Ann knows unspoken broken, big country skies, and an intimacy with God that touches tender places. Ann’s a passionate advocate for the marginalized and oppressed around the globe, partnering with Mercy House Global, Compassion International, and artisans around the world through her fair trade community, Grace Case. She and her husband took a leap of faith to restore a 125-year-old stone church into The Village Table, a place where everyone has a seat and belongs. Check out & join her journey & the story of her way through on Facebook & Instagram