Have you read Jonathan “JP” Pokluda’s book “Welcome to Adulting: Navigating Faith, Friendships, Finances, and the Future”? If so, you will be excited to discover his new book from Revell entitled “Welcome to Adulting Survival Guide: 42 Days to Navigate Life”! It is an excellent addition to his full-length nonfiction book that really helps young adults remember and apply the practices that are so imperative as we enter our grown-up lives.
This survival guide is packaged in a handy little volume that is divided into 42 short, quick-read chapters. Each chapter contains a daily reading about a specific topic (listed in the table of contents) followed by three application steps: Ponder (a question or statement as food for further thought); Practice (a commitment step to make that day); and Pray (a short prayer-starter relating to the topic). Every seventh day we receive a ‘day of rest’ from reading a chapter, and instead are given a Bible verse to reflect on and a suggested, God-centered action for the day.
I really appreciated the bite-sized chapters of this little book that remind me of the themes from the original “Welcome to Adulting” book. The survival guide is quick and easy to read, but packs a punch in terms of applying the topics to our lives. If you haven’t read the original book I do recommend getting a copy of that along with this book, so you can dive deeper into any topics that especially resonate with you. Overall I think the idea of a “survival guide” that makes the all-encompassing topic of ‘adulting’ more accessible for daily application is a great one, and I applaud Mr. Pokluda for his wisdom in writing this second book. If you are a young adult I definitely recommend reading both “Welcome to Adulting” and “Welcome to Adulting Survival Guide”. The first is great for deeper study, and the second brings thought-provoking and actionable steps to our fingertips for daily application!
I am grateful to have received a copy of this book from Baker Books Bloggers, free of charge, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.