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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Just One More Thing Before You Leave Home

Meet the authors: Dave & Bernice Gudgel are committed to walking intentionally with God and helping others do the same. Bernice has a degree in Psychology and has focused her adult life on raising three kids and leading various ministries in the church where people can connect with God and each other. Dave is a pastor and teaches for Walk Thru the Bible.

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About the book: This is the book we wish our parents gave us.
Just One More Thing: Before You Leave Home is a packed guide to help young adults enter life on their own. In the book, the Gudgels use stories, perspectives, and dialogues to discuss 30 indispensable topics to help teens survive, including: worldview, financial challenges, use of time, career moves, moral dilemmas, sex, painful experiences, and spiritual life, among others. Written from a Biblical perspective, the book is more of a guide to making good decisions than a lecture on how to live., It's perfect for a parent and teen to go over together or to give as a thoughtful gift. This is a book they'll reference for years to come.

My Thoughts:
With my first born daughter turning 16 in December, I knew I wanted to get my hands on this book!  And I'm so glad I took the opportunity to join Litfuse Publicity in its promotion of this amazing resource.  As parents, we've all all thought at one time or another how much we wish there was a handbook that came with our children.  The Gudgels have given us not so much a handbook as a tool to open up communication with our teenagers.  They cover every subject you can imagine from relational intelligence, financial challenges, career moves, moral dilemmas, sex matters to spiritual commitments...over 30 topics for preparing for a responsible and abundant life.
I love the conversational style of the book and how the Gudgels incorporate personal experience.  The biblical guidance is shared with loving concern for and to the young adult.  At the end of each chapter, the Gudgels give scripture alongside introspective questions to help the reader practically apply the concepts shared within the chapter through the lens of God's Word.  Most importantly, Just One More Thing isn't preachy.  It's not a lecture, but a discussion. The book gives solid and practical guidance not just theory and would be the perfect gift for a graduate.
And just one more thing...I can't wait to share this book with my daughter!
*Thank you Litfuse Publicity for sending the complimentary copy of the book for the purpose of this review.   

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