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Each day we are given a package; it can be a gift or a blur. I am learning to open this present carefully, with eyes wide open. For me, too many days have slipped by as ‘blurs’ and too many of those collected days end up in a life that is a question mark, not an exclamation point. With this book comes a message: regardless of your situation, or possibly, seemingly unsavory issues that life has ‘dealt’ you, you can wake up with anticipation. Strangers who come into your life may be ‘angels unawares’. Getting lost may actually take your life on an exciting detour, otherwise missed, if you had not stopped and asked for help. 

At the end of a blur-of-a-day, many times I have reflected over possible missed opportunities and have played the ‘what if’ game.

Since starting on this journey several years ago, I look for strangers, lost situations and hopeless challenges. Here,I carefully open the package of the day and have been surprised with the joy of wonderful Serendipity. That is the treasure found when looking for something else…SERENDIPITY! It’s like an ‘intentional’ surprise. This is why I insist that we would all be better off if we would just ALLOW SERENDIPITY.

Jim Bentley

1 review for Allow Serendipity – e-Book

  1. 4 out of 5


    Are Events in Your Life a Tragedy – or a Treasure? This new book helps sort it out.
    Counselor/author James Bentley’s newest book shows that – if you feel something has ‘thrown a monkey wrench’ into your well-laid-out plans, or if you get lost in a new city – these may be life-interventions with surprising opportunities.
    Digi-Tall Media has released Bentley’s newest book, Allow Serendipity. Serendipity means “the joy of finding the unexpected” and, through dozens of short, meaningful chapters, Bentley guides us to think “what does this life-event mean and what can I learn from it?”
    In some nostalgic chapters such as in “Watching the Radio” and “Ready – Fire – Aim!” Bentley reminisces about his struggles and rewards as a counselor. By sharing some of his own life events – such as “Next Little Daughter Goes to Europe” – he helps us mull over our own daily lives, and contemplate how to utilize the serendipitous events that occur. Consequently, many of the chapters share the author’s wisdom beyond what you would learn in a normal, everyday memoir.
    Bentley shows that, if you work from the premise that the interruptions in your life might be serendipities, it could smooth out the bumps that sometimes hinder you – but you must choose to be open to new directions.
    The memoir is a work of non-fiction. All characters are actual persons, living or dead, and many of them are related to the author. Therefore, these chapters are not purely coincidental – which is the true statement the author is making with his book.
    There are smiles and sadness in an easy-to-read style. Allow Serendipity is a book you can read cover-to-cover or just pick a chapter to enjoy at the end of a busy day. This personal account of the author’s life would make a perfect gift for a ‘serendipity someone’ in your life. Jim Bentley shares within the pages some of his personal life photos and you will enjoy gorgeous scenery and tender scenes – as he intends this book to touch your heart.
    This 180-page 6×9 coffee table book provides a warm “snack read” at bedtime, is perfect for down-home environments and is suitable for all ages.

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