A Review of: Pressure Points: A Guide to Navigating Student Stress By Shelby Abbott.
Disclaimer: I was given this book in order to offer a review. The thoughts and opinions written here are still my own.
A basic synopsis:
Pressure Points is a book designed for college students who are dealing with the struggles of purpose, relationships, technology, and more. Abbott is not just an author on the side lines but has worked with this age group for two decades. Abbots main goal is to encourage college students to consider Jesus in the midst of all of these struggles, or pressure points.
If you are a high school student, college student, or someone who wants to know more about that generation this book is great. While the book is written specifically for the college age person there are still practical lessons anyone can benefit from. One specific example of this is the relationship section. Abbott discusses the importance of authentic friendships that are not based on the superficiality of texting or DM’s. There are also aspects that don’t necessarily apply to everyone such as the chapter on dating (not truly helpful to those who are already married).
Pressure points is the term used for anxiety, struggles, challenges, or tough areas of life. These are natural and felt by everyone and Abbott does a great job discussing them and putting the focus to how this should be lived out in light of the story of God.
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