Sheridan Voysey is a writer, speaker, and broadcaster on faith and spirituality. His books include Resilient: Your Invitation to a Jesus-Shaped Life, Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams into New Beginnings (shortlisted for the 2014 ECPA Christian Book of the Year), Unseen Footprints: Encountering the Divine Along the Journey of Life (2006 Australian Christian Book of the Year), and the three-volume series Open House: Sheridan Voysey in Conversation.
He has been featured in numerous TV and radio programs, including Day of Discovery and 100 Huntley Street, is a regular contributor to faith programs on BBC Radio 2, and speaks at conferences and events around the world. Sheridan is married to Merryn, and resides in Oxford, United Kingdom.
Sheridan Voysey is a writer, speaker and broadcaster on faith and spirituality. His study of society and culture, plus the insights gained from his 2000-plus radio interviews, have led to two core convictions: that human beings innately long for God, and that God walks beside us incognito.
This has led to a mission best described by the words of Saint Augustine: ‘Our whole business in this life is to heal the eyes of the heart so that God might be seen.’
Sheridan is the author of six popular books: Resilient: Your Invitation to a Jesus-Shaped Life (October 2015), the memoir Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams into New Beginnings (shortlisted for the 2014 ECPA Christian Book of the Year award). Unseen Footprints: Encountering the Divine Along the Journey of Life (named 2006 Australian Christian Book of the Year, now in a second edition), and the three-volume series Open House: Sheridan Voysey in Conversation.
Sheridan is a columnist for Our Daily Journey, and has been published in numerous other media including Christianity, HomeLife, Third Way, Idea, Alive and Signs magazines, and ABC Religion and Ethics Online. He has been a feature writer alongside NT Wright and Rowan Williams for the BigRead12 and Bigread13 events. He also has contributed chapters to twelve other books.
Sheridan has spent nearly two decades in the media and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2’s Pause for Thought segment and other faith programmes. Before moving to the UK in 2011 he was the founding host of Open House: a live, nationally-networked radio show exploring life, faith and culture. Sheridan has interviewed some of the world’s most prominent authors, artists, activists, politicians, poets, philosophers, theologians and musicians—everyone from Max Lucado to Thomas Keneally, Gloria Gaynor to Jeffrey Sachs. In five short years Open House gathered an audience of over 100,000 listeners, released a series of best-selling books, produced a Top-10 iTunes podcast, and carved out a unique place in Australian broadcasting, engaging Muslims, atheists and new-agers alongside Christians of all varieties.
Sheridan is also the former director of Compassion Day—a national radio event releasing children from poverty through child sponsorship. During his tenure, Compassion Day became one of Compassion Australia’s most successful events, seeing over 1500 children sponsored in a single day.
Sheridan is often a media guest himself, having been featured in newspapers and magazines like Publisher’s Weekly, Christianity, Third Way, Church Times, HomeLife, Homecoming, Sorted, Liberti, Families First, The West Australian, War Cry, Alive, Journey, Eureka, Signs and Insights, as well as numerous radio and TV programmes like 100 Huntley Street, Discover the Word, Chris Fabry Live!, Wesley Impact, Face to Face, UCB TV, the Center for Public Christianity, and BBC, ABC and Moody Radio networks. In 2014 Day of Discovery TV did a feature documentary on Sheridan and his wife Merryn.
Sheridan speaks regularly, both here and abroad. He has presented keynotes and seminars at a variety of conferences, business breakfasts, churches, theological colleges, community dinners, Q&A panels and corporate functions, including Spring Harvest, Beauty for Ashes South Africa, Blackstump, Compassion International, the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity, Woman to Woman, the Methodist Church UK, Salt and Light Churches, the Christian New Media Awards, Evangelical Alliance, Wesley Mission and Christian Schools Australia. He has spoken at megachurches, addressed Senators and MPs at Australia’s Parliament House, a group of Pentecostals in a Peruvian slum, and almost every group in between.
Sheridan holds degrees in Ministry and Communication, and has served in numerous church and para-church leadership roles. He is married to Merryn, loves Thai food, is partial to dark chocolate, devours books, enjoys photography, and can often be found in one of Oxford’s cosy coffee shops.