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5 Stars Out Of 5
Great Read for Anyone Under 30!
February 19, 2014
With a title such as How to Ruin Your Life By 30, and a cover featuring a man with his head in a blender, I just couldn't pass up this book by Steve Farrar.
As a twenty-something, I was intrigued. What mistakes might I be making right now that could potentially ruin my life in less than a decade? Quite a frightening thought!
Broken down into nine, easy-to-read, and informative chapters, Farrar walks readers through some of the bad decisions that people in their twenties are prone to make, yet are terribly destructive.
Covering topics as diverse as irresponsibility, isolation, and sex outside of marriage, Farrar gives fatherly wisdom, rooted in Scripture, and laced with touching stories from throughout history.
I was completely captivated by the amusing, yet deep lessons found in How to Ruin Your Life by 30, and read the entire book in one night. Don't worry, it isn't a hefty volume- rather an approachable 135 pages!
As a Christian twenty-something, I believe How to Ruin Your Life by 30 is one of the most insightful and encouraging books I have ever read, and I came away inspired to live my life fully, purposefully, wisely.
I would highly recommend How to Ruin Your Life by 30, especially for young people in their late teens and twenties. I would give the book an "A".
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Moody Publishers Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 .
"Do drugs, don't listen to your parents, and party â€˜til the Residence Assistant comes knocking." This was what I expected as I picked up the simple red-covered book. However, to my delight, the book gives the deeper level to the mistakes most 20-somethings make in a seemingly short decade.
I found the advice speaking to motives and what desires lie behind actions people regret in earlier decades. Since it took me beyond the proverbial list of "dos and don'ts," I found the advice refreshing. As I gear up for my 30th birthday in six months, I have a short time to recover. Yet I know the lessons learned will infiltrate the future decades I (hope) I have remaining.
I think it's appropriate for any age to read, but especially those entering a new phase of life.
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.
Steve Farrar invites young people to think deeply about their lives and the critical decisions they make. For example, don't overlook the fact that every cause has an affectâ€”that is, your choices have consequences for you and for others, maybe for centuries.
The choices made during the years between twenty and thirty will make or break a person later on. However, it seems many young people's future perceptions of themselves is based on the solid evidence of nothing.
This author advises readers in their twenties to learn how and decide, while that decision is still in their power, to start strong, so that they can finish life strongly at seventy or eighty. Realize that life is a marathon, not a sprint.
Farrar shows that often only one out of ten men will actually finish the race of life strong. He asks, "Where do so many folks go wrong?" and in this book answers the questions wisely.
But if a reader already has some false starts, know that God loves to redeem failures. He is willing to give a new start in life.
Farrar fills his chapters with important questions and helpful illustrations. An easy book to read that challenges readers to seek wise, clear thinking.