Celebrate Lit Tour: Broken Yet Called: A Leader's Journey to Renewal and Restoration
About the Book
Book: Broken Yet Called: A Leader’s Journey to Renewal and Restoration
Author: Terrance Rollerson
Genre: Religion / Spirituality
Release Date: July 12, 2022
Everyone experiences brokenness at one point in their life, but are we prepared to handle these tough situations in a biblical and effective way? In Broken Yet Called, Terrance Rollerson equips church leaders and members to approach these situations with love, perspective, and a clear vision for the role God would have us play in each other’s lives.What should we do when brokenness comes? How should a church respond when a member experiences brokenness? How about when the brokenness comes in the life of a pastor? How should our response differ from that of the world?It’s time that we, the people of God, flip the script. It’s time to see brokenness as an opportunity to find redemption, renewal, and restoration. Rollerson believes the Church has a crucial role to play in all of this as we seek to better support those involved in ministry.Come along this journey where there is grace and healing for both the church and the individual! It will take time, humility, patience, and a radical pursuit of God. When brokenness comes, the called people of God will show themselves to be like Christ, ready to be a part of God’s great redemptive work!
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About the Author
Rev. Terrance J. Rollerson has pastored six churches over the span of twenty plus years in Minnesota and Michigan. Two passions that have guided him throughout his pastoral career are loving people and multi-ethnic ministry. He earned his Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is ordained with the Evangelical Covenant Church. Terrance has been married to Michelle for thirty years and considers it a great blessing to be father to Micayla and Elijah.
More from Terrance
Let me start with the end in mind.
There is great joy in being gracefully broken. Some of the greatest pain can bring new insight into our lives. This was true for me in writing, Broken Yet Called. I was riding high as a new pastor of what would be my perfect church to pastor. Amid experiencing one of the hardest moments in life, I felt like I heard God say to me that it would be a season of writing.
Let’s stop there for a moment.
At this point, I need you to understand something about me. I am not a person that would say my go-to is reading or writing books. I have struggled in this area for many years due to my dyslexia. My actual response to God was, “God do you know whom you’re talking to.” How could I enter a season of writing? There was no point of reference from which I could draw from. The only thing I knew to do was to be obedient to the God I have served for years. So I stepped in and did not worry about what I was about to write. Rather, I made it about just speaking to my friend. The friend with whom I felt safe to share everything I had been through. This included deep sadness, broken dreams, profound pain, and a reflection on my own brokenness.
Over a year during COVID, I took moments to write in small enough chunks—not to overwhelm myself with the writing process. I just wrote what most stood out with what I had gone through and what I was going through. The words found in Broken Yet Called were penned during the season of my pain and how I lived through it to find my way to renewal and restoration.
When I talk about being gracefully broken, it is what you find when you allow God to do the necessary work to bring you to a place of renewed hope. If you are looking for a guide to help you with your journey through some brokenness, I encourage you to read Broken Yet Called. It is my prayer that you, just like me, would find that space between the pain of your brokenness and the grace of your brokenness. This is the place where God shows up in some powerful ways. I wrote this book to help someone understand that we are called by God in many ways, even with our brokenness.
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To celebrate his tour, Terrance is giving away the grand prize package $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!
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I think this is a very important book and all church leadership should read this.
Having said this, I did find myself skimming at times because there may have been too much emphasis on the general. I would have liked more examples--not just the story of one person's brokenness or the general church. Yes, these are very important. I just would have liked real-life stories of other pastors or, especially, how churches have handled these things well.
I don't mean to dive into gossip...I just want specifics. I find even forming a care team to be vague. What exactly are these teams meant to do? I hope not a therapist's job because we aren't equipped for that.
Regardless of my questions, I believe this book is a great place to start. Undoubtedly there are other books out there, but I haven't read any on this topic. If nothing else, I am glad to be reminded that pastors are not our employees.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Celebrate Lit tours, but my opinions are my own.