Book Review: Gold for My Girlfriends

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Kay Kuzma has been a favourite Adventist writer and speaker for many years. Now, after six years enjoying life in Hawaii with her ailing husband, she has decided to write again.  And, from the reader’s perspective, there is nothing like a rainy winter’s night to encourage the reading of a good book. Kay’s engaging style kept me glued for longer than intended, keeping me reading well past midnight.

In Gold for My Girlfriends, stories from Kay’s life and family are interwoven with nuggets of wisdom that help to bring our busy lives into perspective and realise that life is more than work. I found myself giggling to myself in public places, as I ploughed through page after page of funny experiences that we can all relate to at some time in our lives. Each chapter in this book is short enough to read for a morning worship or object lesson—but it’s a challenge to stop at only one.

While pitched at older women, Gold for My Girlfriends is not so much about growing old gracefully. Rather, it made me realise that it is the precious moments we make with other people that enrich our lives and ultimately carry us through to older age, so we should be out there now making and sharing as many moments as we can, whatever our age or stage.

Even if you are not getting close to your golden years, this book holds many precious thoughts on how to be a better person, to live well and to enjoy a more fulfilling life. As such, I am sure all the members of your family will also enjoy the humour and wisdom within the pages of Gold for My Girlfriends. So why not start making your life more golden now?

Sonia Knight is resources manager for Adventist Media.

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