Themes in Book
Benefits from Buying the Book:
The author delivers a message of hope as she shares her life struggles. Everyone can relate and identify with feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt expressed in this book. The important point is to take that first step on the road to self-love and acceptance. Pat Holland Conner did exactly that.
The story, “Doorways to Significance” clearly reflects the cycles of self-defeat between mother and daughter struggling to communicate and express love—differently yet the same.
Marriage Falls Apart:
Follow the story in this book from love to its eventual grief and losses through divorce.
Thoughts, Feelings & Actions:
Follow the effects of the author’s inner thoughts and feelings from childhood to adulthood as they manifested in the actions she took throughout her life.
As you read “Doorways to Significance,” you will find multiple examples of tokenism and reversals in the author’s responses and actions. Witness the author’s struggles to belong everywhere.
The reader will reap insightful expressions of selfless giving and receiving for others’ causes.
U. S. Peace Corps:
Today we speak about “too much government.” Since the 1960s, the U. S. Peace Corps, an agency sponsored by the United States federal government, gave many Americans, both young and old, an opportunity to live, learn and love through their unknown counterparts. Without government intervention, advantages to the author and the foreign country she served would benefit from personal growth and global cooperation.
At any age or life stage, emotional brokenness can be changed to a better way of life. See how Pat Conner, author and narrator, realizes it’s never too late to change the brokenness.
Whether due to career shifts, divorce or mid-life challenges and fears, the reader will travel the path to an understanding of the value of change, choice and crucial decision-making. Pat Conner embraces the change in her life when she reaches the elixir or hopelessness at age 50, her mid-life juncture.
Faulty Beliefs, Misguided Perceptions:
The author struggles to understand rejection and racism at home, church and work in search of truth, peace and self-empowerment.