Saturday, January 29, 2011

Embracing Your Second Calling...I'm still listening to my first.

Embracing Your Second Calling, Finding Passion and Purpose For the Rest of Your Life, A Women’s Guide by Dale Hanson Bourke may be touted as a book for women entering the second half of their lives but really it’s message applies to any woman at a crossroads in her life. Sometimes it doesn’t take years for us to realize we need to find a new focus and a new direction for our lives. This book serves as a workbook or study guide to women who find themselves in such a place. Through many comparisons to Naomi and Ruth, Bourke has presented an inspiring book that challenged me not to retreat into old patterns but to embrace the potential in ourselves. That said, I don’t think this book was really for me…maybe my mom. I’ve never had a hard time with finding passion (maybe I’m just a tad to selfish.) but I know MANY women who would find much truth in this book. I also think that just because the advice inside the pages didn’t apply to me it wasn’t well written to an extent that I could appreciate. I enjoyed the narrative the author spoke in as well as the exercises and reflections. If you’re a woman who has never really found your place and purpose this book may be just what you need.
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