So many things have the power to change your life dramatically—loss, fear, betrayal, failure. Though you might feel like giving up, there is life—abundant, exciting and fulfilling—if you can trust God with this new chapter.

You can follow God into a new adventure! After a series of traumatic losses in my life, I realized that when everything feels like it's ending, sometimes God is starting something new. Through my story, the stories of others and wisdom from Scripture, I will share with you the peace of acceptance, the pleasure of release and the power of risk.

"John Westfall has been there, and in this book, he gives us hope. Weaving together biblical passages and much of his own story, he shows us how to deal with disappointment and much worse and live joyfully regardless of the circumstances."

Denny Rydberg, president emeritus, Young Life

Come with me on this journey in my new book, I Didn't Sign Up for This: Finding Hope When Everything is Going Wrong.

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