Craving freedom, Lankford's family took a risk. They decided not to escape from it all, but to run toward God with all their hearts---holding nothing back! You'll be inspired by the story of how they traded the "high-priced, hyper-inflated, hollowed-out American dream" for a life of Christ-centered adventure in South Africa. Foreword by Richard Stearns. 224 pages, softcover from B&H.
Joey Lankford had what a lot of people want in life: the nice house, the nice family, and the nice salary (not to mention the nice stuff that goes along with it). But a nice life also comes with a big hunger for more. And at about the time he realized it, he discovered how drained, empty, and frustrated he felt from trying to keep up. Who knew the American dream could cost so much?
Joey exchanged a comfortable life, running the family business in the Nashville suburbs, to engage in mission halfway around the world. The Lankfords left behind family, friends, and the familiar in search of a unique callingeconomic development among South Africa's poorest communities.
Fulfilled is one family's daring plunge into freedom, not by running away from it all, but by running directly into total surrender to God. Joey Lankford and his family found that in order gain it all, you have to be willing to lose it all; in order to really live, first you have to die.
There's still a life that's both full and fulfilling, a life spent in wild pursuit of God.
Joey Lankford is now growing his business and entrepreneurial skills not in corporate America but in the fruit and vegetable markets of Cape Town, South Africa, helping create jobs, leadership opportunities, and economic sustainability for a new breed of local workers. He's learning to live without Tennessee football and the cold start of deer season, but only because his wife and four children have never been happier. Being fully sold out to God will just do that for you.
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