I greatly enjoyed reading The Grad’s Guide to Surviving Stressful Times ! Initially I thought it would just be another corny book aimed at recent or soon to be high school graduates full of useless information and cheesy antidotes. I was pleasantly surprised to find a great book of substance. Though I do think the publishers should rework the cover. (Some people still do judge a book that way you know).
In Surviving Stressful Times the authors take the reader through a survey of Daniel the prophets life, offering tidbits of wisdom and guidance all along the way. The book is geared towards graduates, but the theme lends itself to a great series for older teens and young adults. I really liked the authors writing style. The book was easy to read, yet full of Biblical principles and truth.
With that being said, the authors did take a little more liberty with the contextualization of the story that I was comfortable with. While at times they did an excellent job of explaining the original cultural context by comparing and contrasting current teen culture, as the book progressed they became more sloppy about providing background and went straight for application which can be misleading.
Overall I thought it was an incredibly well written book and will recommend it to several young adults in my life. The retail price is $14.99 (hardcover), and is available around the web in places like Amazon.com for prices as low as $11.24. I gave it FOUR stars
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