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What Happened to My Life?: Finding New Passion, Purpose, and Joy Paperback – Bargain Price, May 1, 2010
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From the Back Cover
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!
"A very practical 40-day devotional that teaches women to change and adjust to biblical thinking."--Kay Arthur, co-CEO, Precept Ministries International
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.
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With that said, I find it ironic that right before I picked up this book to read, I had a conversation with a friend who expressed some of the "If" scenarios that Demetre outlines in her "is this book for you" introduction.
My friend expressed frustrations on how to balance work, family and faith. She also talked about a lack of joy in her life.
I listened, completely understanding everything she was saying, knowing that she was not alone - I too have experienced the same frustrations - especially when trying to balance life and a job in the church.
(But in another effort of full disclosure, I experienced the same feelings balancing life in and out of a newsroom when I was working full time as a journalist.
Somehow, I think, like most women, I struggle with finding a way to have joy and contentment, even when life well, tossed me a few lemons.
I appreciated Demetre's hard hitting questions and easy writing style. I like how she incorporates "real" stories into her chapters - to help you fully understand the topics.
I also appreciated Demetre's complete openness - especially in the chapter that talks about the cancer of discontentment. It made me wonder if I have let life's disappointments over the past 12 years build up, almost like a cancerous growth, allowing it to steel my passion and joy.
I'm going to try to do the study in her book for the next 40 days, simply because I'm hoping the book will live up to this tag line - "It's time to move from simply surviving to truly thriving once again!"
(This year, my "one word" for the year has been "half-full." I've been trying to find the "half-full" things in life. I'm hoping that this study is another step in the right direction.)
Some of Ms. Demetres' topics were all too common, but often left without a resolution on how to fix the "issues" that each women personally face. Some of the questions she asks are, "Do you feel too busy?, Do you worry about the future? Do disappointments in life drain your joy?". The best part of this book is she offers solutions to the problems!
The Book starts by breaking down the problems that woman face on an easy day by day assignment, if you will say this; by breaking the book down to a 40 day journey. She teaches women, how to "slow down and make good choices.", Pursue God in a Life-changing way, choose the very best from all the Good. I especially loved the fact that it was written from a Christian perspective, with Godly resolutions.
I recommend this book to every woman, of every age, and walks of life. It is a very easy to comprehend, common-sense resolutions, with a Godly spin.
I love book reviewing with Revell, I received a complimentary copy of the book, and look forward to hearing what you have to say about the book.
The second half of the book is a 40 day study to help readers discover new, healthy, spiritual ways to rediscover contentment and joy.
I thought this book was pretty good. It was very self-helpish. I found myself reading quickly through many parts thinking...okay, I know this. But there were some new insights as well which I was grateful for. I liked the idea of really, truly believing God's principles as defined in the Bible, not just knowing them. Winning the battle in one's mind and how that relates to contentment/joy was the main message of this book which was a good reminder for me.
I have not done the entire 40 day study yet, but appreciate Demeter taking her ideas and helping readers apply them through further exercises to help her message stick.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a good book for a wife and husband to read together after the kids are grown and gone.Published on October 7, 2013 by Duaine Morin
Danna's voice is one that I think will resonate with many women. Too often, we feel overwhelmed, tired and discouraged. Read morePublished on June 15, 2010 by Holly
What Happened to My Life? I have been asking myself this question recently. When given the opportunity to review this book, I was eager to read what Danna had to say. Read morePublished on May 26, 2010 by keptfree
What Happened To My Life? is a book that will help women find new passion, purpose, and joy in their life. Read morePublished on May 25, 2010 by Mandy
I have always liked books like this one. I appreciate different perspectives from different writers living a better life with meaning. Read morePublished on May 24, 2010 by C. Kendall