Monday, February 8, 2010

the Second-half Adventure by Kay Marshall Storm

This book I found to be one for the Baby Boomers, who are now thinking of retiring. It is a good inspiring book to lead them into what to do after retirement. They are now heading into their second-half life and want to finish life making a difference. Baby Boomers are reinventing what it really means to retire. They are still full of vigor and ambition. They are healthy and more educated and still want to make a difference. Many are turning to helping in a mission type ministry for their second-half adventure using the skills and knowledge they've developed.

This book let's you see the options that are available on finishing with a purpose for the generation that wants to make a difference. When I asked about review this book, I thought maybe it would be a good book for my mom in her 70s, but after reading it I found different. It is for me and my generation. I'm a late (1964) boomer, close to not being in that group. I thought this book was very interesting. Lots in it to chew on and mull over.

In this book the author shares:
  • 10 questions to answer before stepping out on a second-half adventure as the one discussed in the book
  • 6 Characteristics of Maturity
  • 7 Barriers to serving in a mission ministry
  • 6 ways to help disciple the next generation

Whoever you are, whatever your skills and experiences, you can use what you have gained in life to help change the world. In connection with The Finishers Project, The Second-Half Adventure will enable you to analyze where you have been, where you want to go in the second-half of your life, and how to start preparing today.

Through the stories of individuals and couples who have found meaningful involvements—from business people to housewives, from engineers to artists—this book will help you infuse your special God-given years with purpose and eternal significance. The best adventure is yet to come!

Kay Marshall Strom has written thirty-six published books, numerous magazine articles, and two screenplays. Four of her books have been chosen as book club selections, eleven have been translated into foreign languages, and one was optioned for a movie. Her writing is also included in numerous volumes and compilations, including the bestselling Conversations on Purpose for Women (Zondervan 2005) and various editions of the NIV Devotional Bibles.

In addition to her writing, Kay taught writing classes through the California State University system for ten years, and still teaches at writers conferences around the country. In 2008, she was invited to India to teach writing in order to give a voice to those not normally heard.

A sought-after speaker, Kay is in demand for retreats and special events throughout the US and around the world.

Kay and her husband Dan Kline make their home in the Pacific Northwest.

You can visit her website at

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A copy of this book was provided for review by Virtual Book tours
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1 comment:

Book Dilettante said...

sounds like advice I could use :)