DISCLAIMER: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Publication Date: October 6th, 2015
The book is essentially a list of twenty things this married couple wishes they could go back and tell themselves when they were twenty. Both of them now are college professors with two children but they haven't had the easiest road to get there. This list is a sort of lifeline to twenty year-olds to help them focus and live a more fulfilled life.
The problem, and there's a few, is the writing. The book is written in first person which isn't that big of a deal. Where it becomes distracting is when you read, "When I (Peter) was younger... Every morning I (Kelli)... Last night I (Peter)..." and so on. It makes it very difficult to have a good flow in this book because of this. Another problem is there's a whole chapter in the beginning devoted to how they met. Personally, I didn't care whatsoever. Their love story is not one of the reasons I started reading this book.
But its not all bad. While I definitely disagree with some of the things on their list (and would have certainly added others), I think its a great idea for a book. It definitely reads more like a Bible study group text than it does a solo read, but I think that was intended. This book is perfect for church college groups.
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