An Undoing

A Pastor's Story of Resilience

By Matthew Hansen

An Undoing

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  • ISBN: 9781532675959
  • Pages: 152
  • Publication Date: 8/8/2019
  • Retail Price: $19.00
Web Price: $15.20
Web Price: $15.20

An Undoing

A Pastor's Story of Resilience

By Matthew Hansen

paperback-logo

PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781532675959
  • Pages: 152
  • Publication Date: 8/8/2019
  • Retail Price: $19.00
Web Price: $15.20

About-

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.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“In the middle of his own ‘undoing’ Matthew challenged me to fight a great evil. His challenge became the largest facility in the United States dedicated to the restoration of domestic minors who have been trafficked. The Refuge for DMST is my answer to Matthew’s first question, ‘What makes you come alive?’ If you read Matthew’s story, expect to be challenged and changed. There is no way to encounter Matthew without becoming ‘undone.’”

—Alex Shootman, CEO of WorkFront and author of Done Right: How Tomorrow's Top Leaders Get Stuff Done



“Matthew's point of disillusionment mirrors many leaders in our culture. . . . Through this book, An Undoing, Matthew takes us on the hero's journey as he walks away from everything he knew in the way of home, work, and influence to commit to rebuilding himself anew through the tools of resilience and faith. Prepare to embark on your own hero's journey as you follow Matthew through An Undoing. We highly recommend it!”

—Jeff and Laura Sandefer, Co-Founders of Acton Academy and Acton School of Business



An Undoing is an authentic tale of one man's very real journey of discovering his own resilience while rediscovering his faith and purpose. For anyone who struggles with living fully, authentically in spirit and service, this book is for you.”

—Audrey Ponzio, CEO, APC Collective



“I have seen many seminarians taken (often unsuspectingly) onto the path of undoing and reconstructing. It is deeply painful, and yet that journey through the shadows is often the most authentic path to transformation. I have so much respect for Matthew and how he has engaged his undoing openly and courageously. May this book be an encouragement to others who find themselves on the same track.”

—Daniel L. Brunner, Portland Seminary

Contributors-

Matthew Hansen

Bio(s)-

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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