Book Review: How To Ruin Your Life by 30

How to Ruin Your Life by 30 is a book by Steve Farrar.  It started out as an 18 minute speech, but was then turned into a book.  (And while the book is short at only 130 pages, it took a bit longer than 18 minutes to read).  I was interested in reading this book because I will be turning 30 in just a few short years and wanted to make sure that I was not on the track to ruining my life.  I didn’t think I was, but some confirmation would be nice.

The book covers Nine Surprisingly everyday mistakes you might be making right now.  Most of these are religious based so if you are not overly religious, this may not be the book for you.

Some of the ways you can ruin your life are by – Getting off to a Bad Start, Neglect you gifts and strengths when choosing a vocation, Stop learning and Isolating yourself. (And there are a few more but I of course don’t want to give EVERYTHING away! If you want to know the rest you’ll have to check out the book yourself!)

And it turns out that it looks like I am NOT on the track to ruin my life by the time I am 30. What a relief.

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this book from the publishers through NetGalley.

About The Book

We all have an internal alarm clock that goes off when we’re about to make a bad decision… Some of us spend our 20’s hitting the snooze button.

By taking a look at 9 common, everyday mistakes, which most of us have an opportunity to make on a regular basis, Steve Farrar speaks with wisdom and wit in this short book that serves as a wake up call we should all take.

From starting our 20’s on the wrong foot to neglecting our own gifts and strengths, and from isolating ourselves from real community to ignoring God’s purpose for our lives, How to Ruin Your Life by 30 will help navigate these treacherous waters we call adulthood.

No matter where you are at: preparing for, recovering from, or in the midst of your 20’s… this short book will help.

STEVE FARRAR (California State, Western Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary) is the founder and chairman of Men’s Leadership Ministries and a speaker for these and other conferences and events around the country, including Promise Keepers. Steve is the author of King Me, How to Ruin Your Life by Forty, Point Man, and God Built. The Farrars have three grown children and currently reside in suburban Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.stevefarrar.com.

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