Embracing Your Second Calling: Find Passion and Purpose for the Rest of Your Life, Revised and Updated
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Could the second half of your life actually be more fulfilling than the first? Can aging be a blessing? In Embracing Your Second Calling, author Dale Hanson Bourke helps women baby boomers find passion and purpose for the rest of their lives. An expansion of her first book, Second Calling, this book comes in a new format with new material to help women apply the concepts to their own lives. It is meant to be read along with a personal journal so you can make note of your thoughts and questions. With suggestions on everything from leaving the past behind to finding a way to make a difference in the world, Bourke challenges women to be all they can be. Paperback.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.00 X 7.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0849946972
ISBN-13: 9780849946974

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A woman's guide to the second half of life.

Do you ever wonder if the best of life is in the past? Are you longing for more passion and purpose in the second half of your life? Take a deep breath and prepare for a great adventure as Dale Hanson Bourke resoundingly affirms that midlife is a time for reflection but also a time for action. In Embracing Your Second Calling, she challenges women to respond to God's call specifically for this season of life and offers practical ideas for finding new meaning.

Bourke's vulnerability and story-driven approach offers essential principles and specific suggestions as well as interactive elements including:

  • Questions for reflection and going deeper
  • Ideas on how to become more involved
  • Prayers for wisdom and commitment
  • Action steps for moving forward

For women searching for God's purpose and passion in middle age and beyond this book offers an inspirational road map to meaning and adventure.

Author Bio

Dale Hanson Bourke is president of the CIDRZ Foundation supporting women's health in Africa. She spent 20 years as a marketing/publishing executive, wrote a syndicated newspaper column, authored eight books, and served on several international boards. Dale and her husband, Tom, have two sons.

Publisher's Weekly

Like more than 40 million other middle-aged American women, Bourke is coming to terms with aging. A successful businesswoman and author (The Skeptic’s Guide to the Global AIDS Crisis), Bourke was depressed by her 50th birthday. She uses the biblical story of Naomi from the Book of Ruth as a model for life’s second act. Life inevitably entails loss: of youth, social status, physical robustness. But what comes next can be rich and authentic, Bourke argues. The author draws much on her own life and circumstances in sketching an arc for fulfillment through service to what is truly important. Some may find her too self-absorbed, a common complaint about the sizable baby boom cohort. But many of her age peers will find something of use in the many practical suggestions she offers, or nod in agreement with one of many insights. Bourke is at her best when she writes about the trips to Africa she has taken, which moved her quite literally outside her comfort zone. This is a book that women of a certain age may wish to give to friends. (May) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

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