Item description for Navigating Route 20-Something: A Lifemap for the Road Ahead by Erin Marshall...
Overview According to The Barna Group research, only 31 percent of twentysomethings attend church on a weekly basis, but 80 percent say their religious faith is highly important. Author Erin Keeley Marshall shares what she wishes she had learned "after" college and in doing so helps this spiritually hungry generation find God's way to identity, security, and purpose. Using friendly wit, relatable experience, and biblical illustrations, Marshall addresses readers? needs, concerns, and hopes with faith?grounded guidance and encouragement. Prayer is the frontline of every battle. Everyone has issues: own yours. Comparison is the death of contentment. Life may be exciting in a power suit, but it's hot in there! When relying on God, waiting is not time wasted.
These personal and advantageous truths of faith can reach a generation that adeptly builds community and connection in their social and professional lives?yet still longs for it in their spiritual lives.
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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 2008
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
ISBN 0736921923 ISBN13 9780736921923
Reviews - What do customers think about Navigating Route 20-Something: A Lifemap for the Road Ahead?
Twentysomething? You need this! May 10, 2008
When I first heard of this book to help folks through their twenties, I was keen to read it. I may be 29 and thus almost beyond its scope, but I've recently begun to reflect on my own lessons learned. So I was interested to see what Erin had to say. It's true: I turned around one day and found I'm an adult, without really knowing how it happened. This book points out some of the steps along the journey.
The book is not arranged in chapters, but in signposts - twenty of them, how appropriate :) Each one outlines a tool for the young adult's growing-up kit. Some clicked with me more than others, and I suspect every reader will have a different "aha" moment. Topics include: who's driving your life; be teachable; interruptions are the stuff of life; chase your dreams, but be prepared for a long run; dealing with your own hangups; optimism; know when to take a rest; live for the moment.
An overall thee runs through this book like a red thread: getting used to who you are, and making the most of it. We're not perfect, but we can accept it and live the fullest kind of life once we are at ease with our own quirks and needs. I also particularly liked the extra lists at the back: a hundred random tips for living abundantly; things I wish I'd done sooner; things I wish I'd figured out sooner, and so on. Again, not everyone will identify 100% with Erin's personal desires, but these extensive lists will have something for everyone, and certainly provide plenty of food for thought.
Would my life have been any different if I'd read this book as I entered my twenties, rather than at the decade's end? Perhaps. In any case I'm sure it would have shed some light on the chaotic processes of growing up. Yet even now at this "late" stage of my twenties, it has provided some truly useful wisdom and stimulated further thought for the journey.
Grace Bridges Faith Awakened
A Blessing Mar 27, 2008
Erin Marshall's book, Navigating Route 20 Something, is the proverbial breath of fresh air. In simple, relatable, and conversational language she manages to impart a great deal of theological wisdom.
Reading her book is like sitting down with an older and wiser sister, maybe a youngish "fun" aunt, while she shares what she has learned about patience, envy, dreams, true love, and more. And that's just the beginning.
Each chapter closes with thought-provoking questions that guide the readers to explore their own reactions to, and understanding of, scripture. The book closes with quick-reference scripture for a variety of topics, including faith, fear, past and future. The lists on living abundantly and things Marshall wishes she had done sooner are priceless.
If there's a group of 20-something (or 30-something, or 40 something, or...you get the point) women who are looking for a good book club choice - I highly recommend this book. The people who do read it will find their lives enriched for having done so.
Wow! Really Spoke To Me. Mar 24, 2008
This book really speaks to 20 somethings and where they're at. Each chapter had me nodding my head and giving internal "amens!" Lots of things jumped out at me and really spoke to my heart. You'll want a pen nearby so you can underline all the powerful lines. Really enjoyed this book.