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Embracing your second calling: Find passionpurpose for the rest of your life

July 5, 2010 Book Reviews 1

Title: Embracing your second calling: Find passion ad purpose for the rest of your life – A woman’s guide

Author: Dale Hanson Bourke, © 2009, Thomas Nelson, Nashville, Tennessee

This is a wonderful, clearly written book which speaks out with the authorityauthenticity of experience, the true test of any advice given, according to me. Dale’s experiences with God, herself, her familythe world outside herself resonate very well with my own.

In this book, Dale talks about coming to terms with who you are, what you like/ matters to your heartwhat you have to offerlove to offer,for what worthy goal. She helps women to be at home with themselves in the later stages of their lives, enabling them to live for themselves after living for everyone else but them for half their (life) lives.

It makes me glad to know that another woman has gone before memade it through the challenges I face,those I am yet to face.

I recently turned 25began asking myself what the real purpose of my life is. I have ran/done many sprints,I did not want to be ‘jerky’ any more, I wanted to run a worthy marathon; begin building a good life legacywatch it grow beyond my existence/sphere of influence.

I had been having many thoughts, I’d already written out my desired epitaph years ago during one of my similar searches,byby, as I read the bookchecked the websites Dale recommended, I grew more at home with myself,with what I envisioned to be my purpose.

I look forward to being a great wifemother ( my first born baby is about to come),to help young girls, because I perceive that to be my greatest need,therefore the world’s greatest need according to me;I believe that I do have the answers/what it takes to help these girls. My greatest need I can meet with my greatest gift, the gift of communication.

Thanks Dale for writing such an inspirational book; now I look forward to living a sane, meaningful life in what would have otherwise been a harried series of sprints. I am glad to know that it’s okay to be myselfoffer what I have, I don’t have to be like everybody else because I am a unique individual myself,I have something specialworthy to offer. I am glad to receive the inner assurance that I can do the same at my age (25),be proud of it, knowing that my priorities are setgrowing for a worthy cause in light of the bigger picture of my life, instead of as a reaction to daily needs.

Thanks, Dale!

This book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishing.

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One Response

  1. Winny Matuiy says:

    Hi Amazing Girl,
    Quite a read there. I must say that I am hoping that I get hold of that book. I believe that we as “Amazing girls” we need to know that we have all it takes to achieve our dreams. I like this famous quote by Marianne Williamson:

    Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
    Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
    It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
    …We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
    talentedfabulous?
    Actually, who are you not to be?
    You are a child of God.
    Your playing small does not serve the world.
    There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
    We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
    It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
    And as we let our own light shine,
    we unconsciously give other people
    permission to do the same.
    As we are liberated from our own fear,
    Our presence automatically liberates others.

    Girls let’s light up! let’s shine ownillumine that which God has deposited in us.

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