Author’s new book says focus on faith rather than obstacles
For over 20 years, Zena Contreras, enjoys her life as a successful recruiter and the life she can give her sons. Then the recession shook the core of everything she owned and thought she was. A significant loss of income and a home in foreclosure, her faith is what brought the peace she needed. Getting back to her spiritual connection inspired the creation of her journal/workbook, 40 Day Living A journey of faith in this Economy.
In the middle of this crisis and mental meltdown, Zena knew she had to turn back to her faith. Prayer and conversations with God became more frequent, yet when she became still and listened is when she found the peace she had been in search of. It was this peace that carried her through this financial setback, a spiritual and personal crisis.
It is designed like a journal with scriptures, meditation, and a daily call to action. It is created to help readers see God’s promise and for them to take action in their own lives. Each day, you will be called to act upon an intention. In all such journeys in life there are moments of reflection.
This book will allow you to stop along the way and communicate what you are experiencing. “Your writings are your communication with God,” shares Contreras.
40 Day Living provided Zena the discipline she needed to change her financial security. She knew that it would be useful for the many others who are currently facing financial crisis in their life. She knows that it is a “walk” that must be taken in order to know what God wants for your life.
As a child of young divorced parents, Zena struggled with her mixed racial heritage. Isolation was her refuge from the challenges of school and racism.
She dropped out of high school and started her journey into the working world by mirroring the actions and skills of others, personally challenging herself to grow with each new opportunity. She taught herself to be a skilled recruiter and at the top of her career she was being sought after by such companies as Disney, Warner Brothers, MySpace, AZ Department of Revenue, Southern California Edison and several mortgage companies. Through her successful career of over 20 years and volunteering in her local community as a career coach and job readiness instructor for at-risk youths.