About the author
lives on his family farm in southwest Nebraska, after living twenty-eight years in the metropolitan Denver area. He is the owner and president of Kompass Financial Advisors. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, working around the farm, reading, doing volunteer work, woodworking, and writing.
His book, Answered Prayers, tells the powerful story of loving someone in the midst of intense joy, suffering, perseverance, and hope. Above all, it paints a beautiful picture of learning to recognize God’s providence and presence even when life gets hard.
about the book
Deborah and Josh were married 730 days, then God came calling. Find out what happened before and after God’s call.
“Wow – I did not expect to be blown away. I read this book in a few hours and could not put it down. I was deeply touched by this book in a way that I did not expect.”
“Could not put it down—read in one day. Found it intense, gripping, humorous, inspiring—a story of love that is truly unconditional.
A roller coaster ride emotionally, with Josh’s transparency so compelling! Anyone in a serious relationship or marriage will be mesmerized by the story being told.”
“I enjoyed the book and was able to relate to marring late in life and the struggles of learning how to live with each other through good and bad times. The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one is always hard to except and move on from. Mr. Taylor does a good job explaining the emotions and heartbreak of dealing with sickness and death. It was a good, quick and emotional read.”
“For the first time since I can’t remember when, I read the entire book in one afternoon. I’d laugh and then I’d want to cry. Josh’s story of finding Deborah, his soul mate, and then losing her to an illness. It’s his story of prayer, faith, perseverance, finding true love, grieving, healing and so much more.”
“As a non-religious person I thought the book might be over the top, but the reality is that it got me thinking about my faith. This is a touching story about meeting the love of your life and then losing her a short time after. It is about accepting your journey on this earth and finding the positive (and your faith) when things are bad. The book is serious, yet the author shows a sense of humor. I usually read books a chapter at a time, but I finished this in two nights. It kept my interest.”
“I am going to die in this place,” Deborah cried.
I tried to convince Deborah to be patient, that God had a plan for why all of this was happening. Of course, I had absolutely no clue what that plan might be or what it might even look like. She wasn’t buying my positive mental attitude approach to the situation. So much for Dale Carnegie!
Like most people, Josh Taylor assumed his life would follow the “plan.” High school and college graduation, good job, marriage, kids, retirement, grandkids. Success!
Then reality hit like a ballpeen hammer.
In Answered Prayers, Taylor shares his story and wrestles with questions like:
- How do I support a loved one who’s suffering?
- How do I stay faithful when everything tells me to run?
- How does God answer prayer?
It’s a true story of joy, suffering, perseverance, and hope. Most importantly, it demonstrates God’s providence and presence—even when life gets hard.
Available now in print and ebook formats.
This 11–oz. plastic coffee mug is a daily reminder of God’s providence and presence even when life gets hard.
Live and Virtual Events
“How do I respond when life doesn’t go according to my plans?”
“How do support a loved one who’s suffering?”
“How does God answer prayer?”
“How do I hang on to joy and hope when life gets tough?”
“What if God answers my prayer differently than I want?”
Josh Taylor has wrestled with questions that plague us all. In addition to sharing hard-won insights in his book, he also speaks at community, church, or corporate events.
Events may be live or virtual, and his presentations can be adjusted between twenty and sixty minutes to meet the needs of your group.
Topics on which he speaks include:
- Navigating Times of Chaos
- Understanding Prayer (And Trust God When You Don’t Get the Answer You Wanted)
- Seeing God’s Provision in Dark Times
Click to inquire about Josh’s availability to address your group.