Review and Book Tour for The Second-Half Adventure by Kay Marshall Strom

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Join Kay Marshall Strom, author of the nonfiction book, The Second-Half Adventure: Don’t Just Retire – Use Your Time, Skills & Resources to Change the World (Moody Publishers, October ‘09) , as she virtually tours the blogosphere in January and February on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion!

About Kay Marshall Strom
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 www.kaystrom.com.

Related Links:
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About The Second-Half Adventure

Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Moody Publishers (October 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0802478751
ISBN-13: 978-0802478757

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!

Read An Excerpt!

The fact is, boomers are on the cusp of becoming senior citizens
(though they would never use that term!). Whether aching with disappointment
over the passage of time or proud of their accomplishments,
every seven seconds another one turns fifty. That’s 12,000
people a day. Nearly 4.5 million each year.As boomers enter the second half of life, because of their sheer numbers, they are poised to rock society all over again. As I write this,approximately 35 million Americans are age sixty-five or older. By the year 2030 that number will have doubled to a whopping 70 million.
Some who look at this burgeoning population have raised a collective
gasp of alarm. “What are we going to do with all those old folks?” they cry. “What will happen to our society? It’s only going to get more and more decrepit!”
Those people underestimate baby boomers. Boomers have never
done anything in the same old way things had always been done before,
so why would they start now? The fact is, they are already in the
process of reinventing retirement. And without a doubt, they are the
ones to do it. Not only because of who and what they are, but because
they are approaching their second half healthier, more educated,
and more full of vigorous years than any generation that preceded
them. They may be getting older, but they definitely remain a vital
force to be reckoned with.

Now consider for a moment: What if boomer retirees, whose passion
is for God, were to take Christ’s teachings seriously? What if they
were to determine to use their acquired skills and expertise to demonstrate
God’s love to the world in practical ways? Imagine what could
happen!
“The unique values and sheer numbers of the boomer generation
have not taken God by surprise,” Don Parrott of Finishers noted. “I
believe He has been preparing exactly the kind of workforce He would
need from North America at this time in history.”





My Review

I loved this book! I've been really searching for what I'm to do with my time and energy since I am back at home and this book gave me some excellent ideas! Many of you know that I've been in the nursing home for the past two years and have recently moved back out into the world, after some life changing events. I've been struggling to not just fill my time, but to fill my time with something of substance.

This book was an eye opener as to how many opportunities there are for those who are entering the 'second-half' of our lives. While the book is definitely written from a Christian perspective, there are any number of activities that would appeal to anyone looking for a way to go out and change the world even in a small way. I've already gone to The Finishers Project and filled out the questionair and I encourage all of you to do the same. We all have skills and passions that could be put to use in ways we can't imagine!

Please consider this book as a gift to everyone you know that is approaching that 'second-half' of their life...and even those who have been in it for a time. It would also make a wonderful addition to the library of every Pastor, both for himself and to aid in counseling others.

This is a great resource for planning your 'second-half adventure'!



Join Kay for the remaining stops on her Virtual Blog Tour!

Wednesday, Jan. 27
Interviewed for Examiner
Thursday, Jan. 28
Interviewed for Review From Here
Friday, Jan. 29
Interviewed for Personovelty
Monday, February 1
Interviewed at Blogcritics
Tuesday, February 2
Book trailer spotlighted at If Books Could Talk
Wednesday, February 3
Book reviewed at Winning Readings
Thursday, February 4
Interviewed at Divine Caroline
Friday, February 5
Book reviewed at Broken Teepee
Monday, February 8
Book reviewed at Books, Books, The Magical Fruit
Tuesday, February 9
Book reviewed at 4 the Love of Books
Wednesday, February 10
Guest blogging at The Writer’s Life
Thursday, February 11
Interviewed at The Hot Author Report
Friday, February 12
Book reviewed at Reading at the Beach
Monday, February 15
Book reviewed at Blog Business World
Tuesday, February 16
Guest blogging + book giveaway at Cafe of Dreams
Wednesday, February 17
Guest blogging at Prill Boyle’s Defying Gravity
Thursday, February 18
Guest blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Friday, February 19
Book reviewed at Simply Stacie
Monday, February 22
Interviewed on A Book and a Chat Radio Show
Tuesday, February 23
Interviewed at American Chronicle
Wednesday, February 24
Interviewed at Paperback Writer
Thursday, February 25
Interviewed at Broowaha
Thursday, February 26
Guest blogging at Night Owl Reviews


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