Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Book Review Time


Today I have two book reviews to share.

The first one is Second Calling - Finding Passion and Purpose for the Rest of Your Life by Dale Hanson Bourke.
This book is all about finding passion and purpose in your life for the time we women face when our kids are leaving and our identity as mom and wife is changing. Dale bases her book on the story of Naomi and parallels her journey with our own. Naomi had a great life and then everything that gave her identity and purpose died. And to top it all off she was in a strange land. It was exciting to read of real life examples of how God places callings on our lives and learn that sometimes He can use us the more effectively when we are at a more comfortable place in our lives when things like careers, kids, and the world aren't primary to us anymore. It is a wonderful, easy read and I highly reccomend it. I give this book:


The second book review is for Desperate Pastors' Wives by Ginger Kolbaba and Christy Scannell. This was a fun read about four pastors's wives and the struggles they face. What I didn't like about the book was that I felt it was negative about churches and how they treat their pastoral families. I know there are those types of churches out there, but I believe there are way more that are positive, loving, and generous to their pastors and wives. What I did like about the book was that it was funny and some of the situations these ladies face are very real to life. There is a sequel coming out and I will definitely read it. So I give this book:
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5 comments:

Toni said...

How fast are you reading woman??Slow down!

Becky said...

Thanks again Robin. I love your reviews. They make my list grow. I did go to the library yesterday and get two books. I think I told you. I still have not cracked them open but plan to start one of them tomorrow. Today was just a busy day.

Annie said...

Thanks for your support on my blog Robin. I will still try this week. I had a friend who was a pastors wife and she was always VERY busy. I am having a craft night at my place tonight. Hubby working in the big city tonight so away until Friday night. We'll have a good natter. I'm not really sure where this week has gone. I thought it had just been Monday and tomorrow is Friday again. How the weeks fly.

Queen Of My Domain said...

The first book sounds very interesting. I'll have to see if I can find it. I did just finish Chasing Fransis which you reviewed and I really liked it. Thanks for bringing that book to my attention.

Becky said...

Oh, Robin, please show us how to make your flannel receiving blankets. I love hand made gifts. Especially to the young brides and moms who have not been raised with such things. It is fun to see them realize what can be done without going to the mall :)