Thursday, November 7, 2013

Just One More Thing Before You Leave Home {Review}


Just One More Thing Before You Leave Home

by David Gudel with Bernice Gudgel

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

I wish I had a book like this to read when I was leaving home! Oh how different some of my choices would have been! David and Bernice Gudgel share some wonderful insight through their own parenting experience.

Just One More Thing is a book that is to be read by both teen and parent and then have an open discussion about topics that are relevant to today’s young people!

The book is divided into ten parts with thirty chapters and thirty topics. Some of the topics discussed are: Choices, convictions, roommates, love, debt, love, spending, purpose, drinking, grief, intimate relations, church an many other topics.

The Gudgel’s share from a Biblical perspective which I think is lacking so much in today’s world. I think it is very important to teach our children what the Bible has to say about and deal with these topics in today’s world.

I think we as parents get stuck when it comes to some of these topics, not knowing how to talk to our children or even at times how to approach a topic or where to start!

Just One More Thing is a wonderful resource to help children learn t deal with these real world issues.

Justin is in 7th grade and time is flying! I will be using this book with both of my boys as they get older!  This is a wonderful resource and will be very helpful in talking to my boys!

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Meet the authors:                          DGudgel-180

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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disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.


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