Synopses & Reviews
How is life shaping you?
Adversity doesnt discriminate. Live long enough and adversity happens to all of us---a healthy marriage crumbles, a child becomes an addict, a meaningful friendship abruptly ends, a parents health rapidly deteriorates, a business venture goes bad, a routine check-up reveals cancer, a long-awaited child arrives deformed---and how we navigate through these times ultimately determine who we become.
The author writes, “Over the years, Ive observed a variety of ways people have responded to difficulty and as a result, have been shaped by it. Some become hardened, others more humble. Some become cynical, others more grateful. Some grow to resent life; others discover a deeper purpose to life. Some wilt, others bloom. Some learn to hate, others learn to love. Some become hopeless; others become resilient. Some are blown off course; others are moved toward their destiny. Its not a question of if life shapes us, only a question of how.""
On a routine trip to a womens Bible study, Kens wife of twenty-five years was killed in a car accident. At the time of the accident, Ken was forty-seven years of age, the father of two adult children, and the pastor of a large and growing congregation. Using his own story, as well as his thirty plus years of experience in pastoring hundreds of others through adversity and tragedy, Ken in his new book Unexpected: Navigating Lifes Unforeseen Turns will help you navigate through your unexpected turns in life and in the process become the person you hope to become.
On a routine trip to a womens bible study, Ken Roberts's wife of twenty-five-years was killed in a car accident. At the time, he was forty seven years of age, the father of two adult children, and the pastor of a large and growing congregation. Ken is able to write about navigating through unexpected turns in life because of his own experience, as well as his thirty plus years of pastoring hundreds of others as theyve walked through their own adversity and tragedy.
Unexpected: Navigating Lifes Unforeseen Turns is the Ken's first book. His second book, Under Construction: Gods Church and His Leaders, written for Christian leaders, is currently in process.
About the Author
Maple Grove Minnesota, a southwest suburb of Minneapolis.