I have had this book waiting to be read and reviewed for months. I started it twice; it finally happened today, while I was home with a bum knee. I was very interested in reading this book since the title practically screamed at me, "This is for you!" But after reading the book, it sort of says, "hmmm, maybe not for you after all."
The book is filled with great quotes, thoughts to ponder, and stories. The personal stories though, are what turned me off a bit. Most women embracing our second calling are not going to Africa, sitting on the board of World Vision, or becoming an AIDS activist. I wished Bourke would have used more examples of ordinary women.
I appreciated Bourke's honesty about her struggles with prayer and growing older. To me, the book was more an autobiography than a way to get some advice as to how to get over this hurdle of learning what my second calling is going to be. The examples were more distracting than helpful, though they certainly speak volumes of God's plan for us.
What I did pick up from the book though is that prayer is most important and that the past is over. We can learn from our past, but we should not dwell there.
I received this book from Thomas Nelson publisher's as part of the booksneeze review program. I was not required to write a positive review.