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Sunday, May 23, 2010

"What Happened to my Life?" by Danna Demetre

"What Happened to my Life?--Finding New Passion, Purpose, and Joy" by Danna Demetre is a quasi-devotional book for women. It is geared at the middle aged group of females that are unsatisfied with their current state of affairs. Through copious Bible verses, famous quotations, and personal stories, Demetre shows women that life isn't as bad as it seems. There is talk of 9/11, bulimia, divorce, skydiving, and other enticing topics. Due to the nature of some of the topics, the more conservative Christians may not take to this book as easily as purely evangelicals will. Demetre's intent is in the right place, though, and she emphasizes trusting entirely in God, which is good. Towards the end of the book, there is a forty day series of devotions that include checklists and fill-ins. In fact, much of the book is interactive with space for the reader to write. The prior 124 pages before this are divided into two parts. The first seeks to identify causes of calamity in life / sources of depression; the second seeks to discover new way to be happy; lastly, the devotionals tie it all together proactively. This book is good for middle aged women going through mid-life crises that need to rekindle their love for God from a liberal perspective that they feel won't judge them or condemn their previous actions.

Available May 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

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