What's next for women after bodies slow and children leave? Dale Hanson Bourke offers wise, compelling answers. Using the biblical story of the widow Naomi as a framework, Bourkea former editor of Today's Christian Woman magazine and one-time publisher of Religion News Serviceleads women over 40 into the hard, exciting process of deciding what really counts. And then what? Step humbly into a meaningful present by putting God first, trusting that his call "from others to him" yields for midlife women a power and purpose "beyond anything we have experienced."
That's a big promise. But Bourke, after a hectic, jet-setting corporate life, has become an AIDS activist who values friendships andat age 50finished her first 5k race. Her candid journey offers an appealing, powerful blueprint for midlife.
Or, as she says: "I am called to something so much greater than I can imagine that I pray for the courage to face the adventure God has for me in the second half of my life."
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