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  • 20 Things We'd Tell Our Twentysomething Selves

20 Things We'd Tell Our Twentysomething Selves

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How to Make the Most of Your 20s

Despite what many think, your twenties aren't that dead space between youth and real life. Life is now, and how you spend these years will shape your future for better or worse.

In 20 Things We'd Tell Our Twentysomething Selves, professors Peter and Kelli Worrall help you spend them well. They look back on the good, bad, and miserable to share the best of what they've learned, like why you should:

  • Dig deeper than your doubt
  • Foster good habits
  • Take risks
  • Adjust your expectations
  • Press into pain
    and more

With warm, brilliant storytelling, the Worralls invite you into their life and home. They share about faith, marriage, drawn-out adoptions, dark nights of the soul, and the God who's in it all. Wise, humble, caring, fun, they're the kind of mentors everyone wants but few have. And now they're yours.

20 Things is more than good advice; it's a book that can change your life. Let the trend of your twenties be sowing wisdom, and who knows what the rest of life will bring?

Includes action steps, discussion questions, and ideas for further reading at the end of each chapter.

About the Authors

Kelli Worrall
KELLI WORRALL is the Chair of Music and Media Arts at Moody Bible Institute. She is the co-author (with husband, Peter, Assoc. Professor Education at MBI) of 20 Things We'd Tell Our Twentysomething Selves and the author of Pierced and Embraced: 7 Life-Changing Encounters with the Love of Christ. Kelli speaks at women’s events and retreats. She and Peter also speak together at marriage and young adult retreats. Connect with Kelli at

Peter Worrall
PETER WORRALL teaches Education majors at Moody Bible Institute and is a doctoral student in the Educational Studies program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife, Kelli, write and teach together. Peter also does pulpit supply, teaches Sunday school, and leads a small group. Since his twenties Peter has taught elementary school, graduated with a Masters in Teaching, and is a grateful father of Daryl and Amelia.


Praise for 20 Things We'd Tell Our Twentysomething Selves

20 Things We'd Tell Our Twentysomething Selves is packed full of wisdom that is eye-opening, practical, and inspirational. From the all-important first step—check your worldview—to the final piece of encouragement, prepare to be challenged and equipped! Each chapter is a wonderful mix of relevant research, personal stories, and biblical truth. Peter and Kelli Worrall write with authenticity about their own journey toward discovering and implementing these 20 Things. And they serve as compassionate and engaging mentors for anyone hoping to make the most of this significant decade of life. This is now one of the top books I will recommend for twentysomethings.—Sean McDowell, PhD, professor at Biola University, popular speaker, and the author of more than fifteen books

"I love this book. It's everything I wish I had when I was approaching my twenties and so needed for young adults today." —Jeff Goins, best-selling author of The Art of Work

Imagine the pressure of writing an endorsement for your college English professor! I am one of the blessed twentysomethings mentioned in this book who was regularly invited out to Peter and Kelli's home during my college years for tea, respite from the stresses that come along with being a college student, and life advice. The biblical, practical wisdom that the Worralls faithfully and patiently imparted to me over those four foundational years was greatly used by God to alter the course of my life, and that same wisdom is now contained in the pages of this book, for you. So go make yourself a good cup of British tea, and settle in for twenty life-lessons that will aid, assist, sharpen, and steer you in your journey toward becoming a faithful disciple of Jesus. —Lindsay McCaul, singer and songwriter

Peter and Kelli were the featured speakers at our recent college ministry retreat where they taught through the topics now captured in this book. The 20 Things immediately struck a chord with our group of college-age young people. The Worralls speak and write from personal life experience, which makes their insights authentic and relatable. The young adults I work with are hungry to address the very topics covered by 20 Things, and I'm excited to make this book a key recommendation in our ministry. Whether you're a twentysomething looking to grow or a ministry leader hoping to impact the next generation, Peter and Kelli's book is a fantastic resource.—Eric Naus, pastor for university students, The Moody Church, Chicago

Kelli and Peter's experiences are relatable, their advice is grace-filled and gentle, and their thoughtful discussion questions encourage vulnerability and community. I wish I'd known them in my twenties!—Addie Zierman, author of When We Were on Fire: A Memoir of Consuming Faith, Tangled Love, and Starting Over

A beautiful book. Peter and Kelli Worrall write words so meaningful and helpful, you feel as if they wrote the entire thing just for you. It makes me want to go through my twenties all over again, just for the pleasure of doing so with their excellent advice.—Tyler Huckabee, writer and former managing editor of RELEVANT Magazine

I have had the privilege of working with twentysomethings for over a decade as both their professor and their pastor, and I've come to realize that being in your twenties today is very different than it was two decades ago. It is also a much more difficult terrain to hike through. In 20 Things Peter and Kelli Worrall provide invaluable and much-needed godly wisdom for young people navigating the transition of emerging adulthood: that state of being no longer children, but not quite adults in a traditional sense. Peter's and Kelli's own experiences traversing the twenties ridge trail, along with their combined years of ministry with twentysomethings, gives them a unique empathy for the challenges often misunderstood by church leaders and a vision for a path to flourishing adulthood. - Joel Willits, professor of biblical and theological studies, North Park University, Chicago

Product Details

ISBN: 978-0-8024-1334-5
Publish Date: October 2015
Dimensions: 5.25 x 8
Format: Paperback