Jonathan “JP” Pokluda’s Welcome to Adulting Survival Guide: 42 Days to Navigate Life is a 42-day Biblical devotional tailored to young adults. Each daily devotion includes a real-life story that relates to that devotion; not only do the stories illustrate important points, but they help the reader better engage with and understand that day’s devotion. The book is 5.2 x 0.6 x 7 inches in size and weighs about 5.3 ounces, making it easy to carry around when you’re on-the-go.
Pokluda writes insightful, thought-provoking lessons. The end of most devotions includes a reflection question, a brief prayer, and a short assignment to complete. (For example, the assignment for one of the devotions is, “Write down as many things as you can that you are thankful for. How long can you make that list?”) The book covers so many different relevant topics for young adults, such as embracing your true identity, committing to the Lord, and clothing yourself with humility. One of my favorite chapters is called “Our Mission,” and I especially liked the section that discussed seeing things like Jesus saw them, and doing things like Jesus did them.