Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Book Review - Embracing Your Second Calling

Embracing Your Second Calling
By Dale Hanson Bourke

MY REVIEW: This book was a very timely read for me. There have been a lot of changes in my life, and I truly am in the second half of my life. I devoured this book and it opened my eyes to the new possibilities awaiting this new season of my life.

Dale opens up her life and takes us with her on the ups and downs of navigating this new time of her life. She's honest about her life and makes the reader feel like they are not alone in this new adventure. She uses the story of Naomi from the book of Ruth in the Bible to guide us through this new time of our life. She opened up my eyes to things about this story I had never thought about.

The greatest thing about this book for me was to realize that my life hasn't passed me by and that God has a plan for the second half of my life, too! In fact, Dale emphasizes that as mature women, we are going to make better choices because we understand what's important. She also reminds us that we need to rely on and follow God for direction as to what His plans are for us.

There are great journaling prompts in the book that I found helped me focus in on what my strengths are and what I feel called to do in this very exciting time of my life. There were also some great quotes dispersed throughout the book that I found very inspiring.

I've been a fan of Dale's since she was the editor of, "Today's Christian Woman" magazine. I've read most of her books throughout the years and always found her to be a great writer. This book is a great book for those of us who are beginning the second calling of our life. It will help you to figure out what you want and where you're going.

I'm going to re-read this book again because I know there will be more information I will glean the second time around, and besides, it was that good.

This book was provided to me by Thomas Nelson publishers for my honest review.

God bless you - Julie

1 comment:

  1. Hello Julie
    That sounds like a really good read,since I'm entering the second phase of my life just turning 59 lol.But I know God will still use us,and what a wonderful time and season it is to be saved! Amen
    Love you Julie


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