About the Book & Author

Wrecked is about the life we are afraid to live. It’s about radical sacrifice and selfless service—how we find purpose in the midst of pain—and a look at how we discover fulfillment in the least likely of places.

It’s about living like we mean it. A guide to growing up and giving your life away, it will help you learn to live in the tension between your next adventure and the daily mundane.

This book is for us—a group of misfits intent on pursuing our life’s work in a way that leaves us without regrets.

Author Jeff Goins shares his own experiences and struggles as someone who understands the call to live radically while dealing with the everyday responsibilities of life.

Wrecked is a manifesto for those dissatisfied with the status quo and wanting to make a difference.

I’ve read Jeff’s writing for years, and I can tell you: what he talks about, he lives. As someone who has given his life to helping the least and less fortunate, he shares his heartrending experiences and struggles in a voice that resonates. Read this book, but be warned: you won’t finish it the same way you started it.”
—Anne Jackson, speaker and author, Mad Church Disease and Permission to Speak Freely

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Michael Hyatt
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: You Must Get Wrecked
  • Chapter 2: You Won’t Find Yourself Where You’re Looking
  • Chapter 3: Help Wanted:Come and Die
  • Chapter 4: How I Was Wrecked
  • Chapter 5: From Wrecked to Committed
  • Chapter 6: The Fruit of Commitment
  • Chapter 7: When You Have to Walk Away
  • Chapter 8: Get a Job
  • Chapter 9: Going Where You Don’t Want to Go
  • Chapter 10: Wrecking Others

About the Author

Everything Jeff Goins writes is purposeful, fervent, and full of humanity. The stories and ideas in this book will break you, shape you, and ultimately fill you.”
—Matthew Paul Turner, author, Churched and Hear No Evil

Jeff on Sofa

Photo by Ashley Goins

Jeff Goins is a blogger, speaker and author. He works for Adventures in Missions, a nonprofit, where he serves as the Communications Director. In his free time, he writes books and shares ideas worth spreading.

Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Jeff graduated from Illinois College with a double major in Spanish and Religion. There, he spent a semester in Spain, an experience that opened his eyes to the needs of the world.

After he graduated, he spent the next nine months on tour with a band and the following three months training other musicians. Then, after a year of traveling around North America, he moved to Tennessee to “see about a girl.” In 2008, he married her.

Since 2006, Jeff has worked out of his home, overseeing marketing, communications, and innovation teams from afar. He is passionate about not only telling great stories, but living them, as well.

His blog, GoinsWriter.com, is one of the fastest-growing blogs on the web and is a well-respected resource for writers and difference-makers. In 2011, it won the Top 10 Blogs for Writers award on WritetoDone.com. Each month, he receives over 80,000 visitors to his website.

Jeff’s work has been published online and offline in a variety of publications, including RELEVANT Magazine (with a circulation of more than 150,000 readers) and ZenHabits.net (one of Time Magazine’s Top 50 Websites for threes years in a row).

Jeff and his wife, Ashley, live just outside of Nashville, TN with their son and dog.