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Trade Paperback
240 pages
Jan 2004
WaterBrook Press

TwentySomeone : Finding Yourself in a Decade of Transition

by Craig Dunham & Doug Serven

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Review:

"Cut adrift by parents and school? Facing adulthood for the first time? What to do? TwentySomeone gives pointed, relevant values and answers applicable to each reader. The authors, Craig Dunham, active lay worker and songwriter, and Doug Serven, minister and youth worker, having just left behind their twenties, know whereof they are speaking. They share with the reader their qualms, worries, victories, disasters, faith, and hard gained knowledge. Via experience, these two know that patterns and principles do not work in all situations; via experience, they know that the Lord does.

"First, they take a hard look at the twenties: common experiences, bewilderments, growth, and learning. Then they consider God’s wonderful (and sometimes strange and confusing) plan for each life. From this springboard, they dive into character growth, studying, among other items, humility and integrity. Next, they consider how to cope with your and others’ worldviews, delving into themes such as money, time, love, community, and success. Several appendices add further information: The Thirties, Kids, Things to Do, Good Books to Read. All of this is wrapped around, veined through with Scripture - and a few other quotes from people like James Thurber, Rich Mullins, and C. S. Lewis - Scripture directed right at your heart, with suggestions about how to inculcate that advice into your life. Many funny, germane footnotes include everything else about which the reader might (or might not) have wondered.

"Recommended for those in their twenties, Dunham and Serven point out that it would have been cumbersome to name this book Eighteen to Thirty-eight Someone. However, it well might have been. Teenagers and adults, no matter what age, will find this book fun, interesting, and useful." -- Donna Eggett, Christian Book Previews.com

Book Jacket:

The decade of your twenties is full of important, stressful, maddening questions: What will I do? Who will I love? Where will I live?

But maybe there’s a bigger question: Who am I? The fact is, the period of time between your teens and thirties will shape a lot of your character, your calling, and your view of the world.

Authors Craig Dunham and Doug Serven (recent graduates of their twenties) explain that the difference between a twentysomething and TwentySomeone has to do with the questions we ask. Instead of asking, “What will I do?” twentysomeones need to ask “Who am I?”–the real question of the twenties.

Full of personal experience and practical wisdom, TwentySomeone helps you make the most of your twenties while giving you the skills to handle common life experiences like singlehood, first jobs, getting married, having kids, and buying stuff. This is a guidebook that will help you discover who God is calling you to be.