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twentysomething: Surviving and Thriving in the Real World [Paperback]

By Margaret Feinberg (Author)
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Thrust out of the comfortable existence of a college student and into the cold, hard reality of life in the "real world," young adults face a whole new array of responsibilities. Feinberg--twentysomething herself--offers Scriptural insights, encouragement, humor, and practical wisdom to help readers survive.

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You are twentysomething and in the prime of your life. You are current, capable, cosmopolitan, and completely confused.

Thrust out of the comfortable existence of a college student and into the cold, hard reality of life in the "real world," you face a whole new array of responsibilities. You have to find a job, possibly relocate to a new city, find a place to live, figure out how to pay the bills with the entry-level salary you land, make new friends, and find a church (just to name a few)

The good news is that you're not alone. Margaret Feinberg-twentysomething herself-wants you to know that there are tens of thousands of others facing these same challenges. "Our twenties really can be some of the best years of our lives, no matter what our landlords, bosses, parents, or anyone else says," encourages Feinberg.

Offering Scriptural insights, encouragement, humor, and practical wisdom, twentysomething confronts this "crisis" and shows you how to survive without losing your patience or your passion for life. twentysomething will inspire you to hold onto your dreams and to embark fearlessly on the journey God has for you.

Citations And Professional Reviews
twentysomething: Surviving and Thriving in the Real World by Margaret Feinberg has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • CBA Retailers - 02/01/2004 page 58
  • Charisma & Christian Life - 05/01/2004 page 104
  • Library Journal - 01/26/2004

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Thomas Nelson
Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.1" Width: 5.12" Height: 0.49"
Weight:   0.52 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 9, 2004
Publisher   Thomas Nelson
ISBN  0849944449  
ISBN13  9780849944444  

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More About Margaret Feinberg

Margaret Feinberg

Margaret Feinberg is a popular Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences such as Catalyst, Thrive, and Women of Joy. She was recently named one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today by Christianity Today. Her books, including The Organic God, The Sacred Echo, and Scouting the Divine sold nearly a million copies. Margaret lives in Morrison, Colorado, with her husband, Leif, and their super pup, Hershey.

Margaret Feinberg currently resides in the state of Colorado. Margaret Feinberg was born in 1974.

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Tips okay, skew questionable  Mar 12, 2007
While this book has many great insights into the dilemas and problems faced by most twenty somethings, it has a distinct distaste for corporate america and for any careers in that area.
Interesting book, good advice, but not life changing  Apr 9, 2005
Twentysomething by Feinberg writes about the phase of your life where you move from the school world into the real world from a Christian perspective. The topic of finding one's purpose is a hot topic these days and Feinberg attempts to tackle the topic as well.

The book goes through some of the issues that arise and Feinberg lets us in on a couple challenges she faced while finding her purpose. Through the book, some good advice is given (do what you love, trust God, etc) but nothing I haven't heard before. The best part of the book probably was when Feinberg talked about needing to get your validation from God, and not from the world. While this makes sense, I felt the practical application was not covered as well as it should have been, as trusting God is much easier said than done. Most people don't need to be told what to do... they need to be told how to do it, and then be given examples of what other people did. And while Feinberg does give some examples from other people, I was left unfulfilled.

I was impressed with the extras that were included in the back, as those were a welcome addition. The book was also laid out really well and included some good statistics.

In all, this is a good book if you are in your 20s and don't have any idea what to do with your life. Even after you read it, you still won't have any idea, but you will feel better about it. 3 out of 5 stars.
a real book for real people..  Feb 11, 2005
I finished reading "twentysomething" a few days ago & it was an eye-opening/heart-felt read. I'm 23 & some of the thoughts & feelings expressed in this book have been my exact experience w/ my tenties.. thus far. Margaret is a talented writer- one who is able & capable to express her thoughts & experiences in a way.. that truly makes you feel that you've known her forever. This book is about real life experiences that are shared in hopes that they might shed some light on a kind of overwhelming stage of life. We (twentysomethings) aren't alone. God has definitely blessed Margaret w/ the gift of writing- I'm just glad she has pursued Him & that gift & in that- she has blessed at least one reader.. me.
Great Book!!! Every Twentysomething should read it.  Jun 22, 2004
I love this book. Whether you're a Christian or not, this book is for you. It really details the questions, concerns and doubts people in their twenties deal with ... check it out.
Excellent, and much needed  Jun 17, 2004
The post-teenage years. Ages 20-29; your "twentysomething" years. Growing up it's looked to as the prime of your life, and adults who have moved past their twenties often look back on those years with fondness and longing, wishing that they could be revisited. It seems that everyone wants to be a twentysomething.

So why is the actual experience of being a twentysomething so hard?

The life of a twentysomething is much different today than it was in the time of our parents. Unlike previous generations, guys and girls today are not marrying right out of high school. We're not graduating college and moving into a job that will be our career for the rest of our life. We're not even sure what the point of our life is, to be totally honest. I should know. I'm now 29 and have been there, done that, for most of the issues that author Margaret Feinberg delves into in her new book, twentysomething.

It's no different for most Christians, either. We may know God and live to serve him, but that does not spare us from the same struggles that others our age are going through. Relationship problems. Debt loads from our higher education. Moving back into mom and dad's house after college. The struggle to get a job that requires experience, but being unable to get experience since you can't get a job. Trying to figure out how God fits into the equation of the confusion of our lives and this crazy, post-modern world that we live in today. The surprising fact that many are extremely lonely in their place in life, in spite of a circle of friends and family, or even with a spouse. It's rough out there, even if you have faith, family, and friends. The real world is a scary place that is full of twists, turns, and unexpected mountains that no one told us about when we were supposedly preparing for it.

Feinberg knows what it's like to have been through all of this. She is also a realist, and, thus, her book is both empathetic as well as practical. She doesn't write to give you all the answers, since she does not have all the answers. What she does have is some surprising insight on what it all means as well as some solid advice on how to handle it. She has words of encouragement for those who are not there yet, or are in the midst of the chaos. And she lends an understanding shoulder for those who just want to know that what they are going through in life is not exclusive to them. Feinberg points out the great many positives that accompany these years of transition - stuff that really does give cause for those of other ages to be green with envy. It isn't all a horror story and so the emphasis on so many of the pluses of this age is a welcome one. And she is able to weave the presence and promises of God into the tapestry with skill and wisdom.

It's about time that something on this subject was written. I'm better off for having read it now, at least. twentysomething is an excellent book; it really is a must-read for everyone in their twenties, as well as the one who is about to enter this new decade in life. Highly recommended. FIVE STARS


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