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: