By Dawn Amsden Stark

Called to War explores how the very thing you run from becomes the very thing you embrace, and why a journey with God transforms your eyes, your heart, and your walk. Framed metaphorically in militaristic language, this journey through infertility, in-vitro, adoption, and advocacy tells a story of surrender while at the same time imparts important lessons and rewards of a life lived in sacrifice for others.


About Dawn

Dawn Amsden Stark is a change agent, a storyteller, a promise seeker, and a beach lover. Professionally, she is a development manager for Operation Blessing where she matches the philanthropic goals and interests of partners to the needs of the most vulnerable worldwide. Purposely, she is the founder of {Re}Purposed Lives, a social business that supports at-risk children and families while reducing textile waste through recycling unwanted stuffed animals and plush toys. Dawn holds a B.A. in government/international relations from Regent University and an M.A. in international community development from Southeastern University. She lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband of 37 years, five children, and a Siberian Husky puppy. Called to War is her debut release.

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What Others are Saying

While I haven’t personally faced the same battles, I resonated with Stark’s heart of leaning into God’s strength and grace for the challenges in my own life. Highly recommend to anyone who has felt called to persevere through this hard road called life.
Megan Hall
Founder – Dauntless Grace Ministries
…this book came at the time I needed it!
– Cathy M.
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This is a must-read for anyone struggling to surrender to God’s call on their life.
– Deedra M.
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Dawn challenges her readers to identify their personal war (divorce, widowed, abuse etc) and shows you how she walked through it and how you can too. I recomment this book and discussion guide for ladies small groups and bible studies. 
Kim Gjerde
Author – Fierce Love
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Making a Difference

Dawn is a passionate voice of the voiceless, called to raise awareness and make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children here in the U.S. and around the world. In dedication to this calling, 20% of the proceeds from Called to War will be donated to reputable organizations serving at-risk children and families. For more details on the ministries benefitting from sales of this book, please visit {Re}Purposed Lives.