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Just One More Thing: Before You Leave Home By David Gudgel with Bernice Gudgel Book Review

About the book: 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.

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Meet the authors: 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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My Review:

I would highly recommend this magnificent book for every single parents or future parents. I would also endorse this book to teenagers and college students because it’s geared towards guiding teens in their next stage of life. I immensely connected with how transparent David and Bernice Gudgel were in sharing their own failures, success, and difficult decisions that had to be made in college. I loved how the authors covered a wide range of topics to help college aged students in transitioning. Some of my personal favorite topics was about: spending, debt, love, roommates, sex, abstinence, and drinking. These are just some things that college students will be facing and having to decide to choose wise or not. I extremely thought the last few chapters on practical tips concerning home stuff, your car, and safety matters was truly beneficial. I liked how the book contained questions and scripture verses to support the content and to encourage college students. It greatly reminded me and taught me a lot of practical tips that I believe most parents might tend to miss. This book would make a wonderful gift for any student entering college and it should be a required read for all students!


“I received the books for free from Litfuse Publicity Group/ CreateSpace for this review”.


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