Book Reviews

In order to be effective in ministry to youth and young adults it is important to be reading books that are currently relevant to the culture we live in. This webpage is dedicated to the advancement and continued education of youth and young adult leaders. Each month we will be posting book reviews that have been provided by Adventist youth professionals. These are books that have been published recently—within the past few years. We encourage you to read through the page book reviews. This will help you determine if you would want to get one of these books for more in-depth learning or read another current book that may not be listed here. Happy reading – happy learning!

Note: if you are interested in providing a book review please email Dr. Steve Case.

Book Review: Welcome To Adulting: Navigating Faith, Friendship, Finances, and The Future by Jonathan Pokluda

Welcome To Adulting: Navigating Faith, Friendship, Finances, and The Future

Welcome To Adulting: Navigating Faith, Friendship, Finances, and The Future (Amazon) by Jonathan Pokluda. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2018. Total pages: 212.

In 2015, the word “adulting,” according to Cosmopolitan, increased its use on Twitter 700%.1 The noun, turned verb, and then back to a noun, was traced to its first use in a 2008 tweet, according to Time Magazine.2 The author used the Google dictionary definition of “Adulting” as, “The practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult, especially the accomplishment of mundane but necessary tasks.”3

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