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Wake Up, Generation – Paige Omartian

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In the young adult motivational/self-help genre, this book should receive all the awards available!  Paige Omartian is an extremely rare young lady with a passion for spurring young people to define and achieve their dreams, awaken their passions, and act on their calling.  Diagnosed with cancer at age 10, she fought the fight and is living the lessons life has taught her so far.  With real-life examples of young people who dared to live their purpose as teenagers and clear directions for defining your gifts, abilities, and passions, as well as an easy-to-follow formula for writing a life mission statement and putting it into immediate practice, Wake Up, Generation is a must-read for every teen and young adult!

I just can’t say enough good about this book.  In a society of apathetic, bored teenagers, Paige Omartian is sounding the alarm to her generation to Wake Up!  When it is released (I believe the projected date is September), I urge you to run to your nearest bookseller and buy a copy for every teenager you know.  If you are a youth worker or Sunday school teacher, this would make a life-changing teaching series for your group- buy a copy for every student and read through it together; have the teens do the end of chapter challenges in class or as a homework assignment.  Or better yet, host a young ladies’ weekend retreat (or a combined youth retreat) and spend the weekend developing a life action plan for every girl (and boy)!   Can you tell I’m excited about this one?  I can’t wait to get a copy for the teens in my church youth group and work through it with them!

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.

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How to Ruin Your Life by 30 – Steve Farrar

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Expanding on his speech given at his son’s graduation, Steve Farrar gives young adults an excellent guide for establishing a solid foundation.  With topics such as the law of cause and effect, finding God’s purpose, taking responsibility for one’s actions, and being a life-long learner, he helps young adults with practical ways they can establish a rock-solid life.  When you are 20, you can’t imagine being 30, but in the blink of an eye it seems 30 is approaching, and many 20-somethings find themselves wondering who they are supposed to be.  Instead of purposefully planning their life, many young adults allow life to just happen and find themselves in their 30s scrambling to build a life (or rebuild a life) on a weak foundation.

Farrar makes a statement in the first chapter that sets the theme for the remaining chapters and which should become a warning beacon for every young adult:  “Every choice in life – every thought, word, and action – brings a return of circumstances with it.  You will reach the age of thirty only by traveling the road through eighteen, twenty-one, and twenty-five.  And the choices in life during those quickly passing years will entirely determine the person you will be at thirty.”

How to Ruin Your Life by 30 – Nine Surprisingly Everyday Mistakes You Might Be Making Right Now will make a fantastic gift for high school and college graduations or a valuable teaching series for a College/Career Sunday school class.

I received a free copy of this book for review and was not required to write a positive review.