Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Embracing Your Second Calling

Embracing Your Second Calling: Find Passion and Purpose for the Rest of Your Life by Dale Hanson Bourke is designed for women who are preparing to enter the second half of their lives. Bourke reminds women that the second half of life is made for reflection and action, and that the best parts of life are not in the past, but are yet to come.

With encouragement and personal stories, Bourke provides humor, wit, and insight into the worries women carry into their lives. Along with stories and Bible verses, Bourke provides moments of reflection, allowing women to think about their lives with intention, rather than simply following the status quo. She reminds us that as we grow older, women also grow wiser, and we have a new outlook on life. It is important to treasure the small, everyday things in our lives, and become role models for younger women.

We have a responsibility in life and if we are still on this earth, then that means that God has more for us. Our purposes are not yet complete. This book is an encouragement and full of practical advice. Women will want to read it repeatedly to remind them that God has more for them. This would make a great group study to allow women to share their own stories, concerns, and joys. This edition also includes questions to allow women to go more in depth in their reflections, and it includes prayers at the end of each chapter. There is also a copy of the book of Ruth, off of which this book is based. I would recommend it to all women.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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