Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What Happened To My Life: Book Review

About The Book:

Here's your 40-day plan for reclaiming your life
Do you feel too busy? Do you worry about the future? Do disappointments in life drain your joy? It doesn't have to be that way! In What Happened to My Life? personal life coach and speaker Danna Demetre invites you to join her on a 40-day journey where you'll learn to
  • slow down and make good choices
  • reinterpret life and have more realistic expectations
  • choose the very best from all the good
  • pursue God in a life-changing way
Whether you're dealing with a crisis or simply feeling that life is not all you'd hoped for, you'll learn to find authentic contentment and joy regardless of your circumstances.
It's time to move from simply surviving to truly thriving once again!

About The Author:

Danna Demetre is an international author and speaker with a passion for encouraging women toward a life of greater balance. She is a former radio talk show host and frequent media guest as well as president and founder of Women of Purpose, an outreach ministry. She lives in SanDiego, California, with her husband and adopted grandson.
You can read an excerpt here. (PDF Format)

My Review:
This book has been a God-send to me. I am in the stage in my life where I feel I am labeled only as a mom and wife. I want more than that....and I am more than that....I am a daughter, sister, friend and most importantly, a daughter of the King. 
Demetre has written a wonderful book that reminded me to slow down, and make time for my Maker. To surround myself with people and things that will help me glorify Him always. I love that she reminds me (and other readers) to feed my mind only that which will help to transform my mind. 
With sound Biblical advice and lessons from both her life, and others, you will be brought on a journey that will change your life. I love that the book includes a 40 day journal. I will definitely be setting on the 40 day journal and I am looking forward to being changed and stretched! I need it!!! It does not matter what stage you are in as a woman (single, married, widowed, have children, or childless) or what you have been through, God wants you to be content in Him, and Him alone!
One point made by Demetre that really impacted me was this:
"Loving God fully is our purpose. It is a lifelong quest, and we never fully arrive. But as we surrender to His will, trust fully in his Word, and follow Him with all your hearts, we slowly fall in love with him more and more. If our busyness and plans are getting us so stressed-out and distracted that we aren't spending quality time with God, then we will never love Him with our entire being. If loving God is our "one thing", then we must invest our thoughts and energy on making that our most important lifequest." (p.37, talking about Martha and Jesus in Luke 10:38-42)

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase What Happened To My Life: Finding New Passion, Purpose, and Joy by Danna Demetre online here, through Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing House. It is available May 2010 and is also available through your favorite local bookseller.

***Thank you to Revell Books and Graf-Martian for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog***

1 comment:

  1. This sounds really good too! Thanks for sharing!