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How to Ruin Your Life by 30 – Steve Farrar


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.