Looking for graduation gifts?

Consider the book How to Stay Christian in College by J. Budziszewski. It contains the Gospel and a crash course on naturalism and postmodernism, relational/conversational advice, practical tips about life on campus and in the classroom, and a Scriptural correction of myths about knowledge, politics, and love/sex. The eleven pages on guy myths and girl myths about love and sex are worth the price of the book. On that topic, young adults need to hear not merely what is morally good and bad, but why, and he does this persuasively.

Also consider This Is Our Time: Everyday Myths in Light of the Gospel by Trevin Wax. He is about my age, but uncommonly wise about the human heart and the age that we find ourselves in. The chapter titles give a good peek:
  • “Your Phone Is a Myth-Teller”
  • “Hollywood Is After Your Heart”
  • “The North Pole and the Pursuit of Happiness”
  • “Shopping for Happiness”
  • “Never ‘At Home’ in the City of Man”
  • “Marriage Matters”
  • “Sex Rebels”
  • “As the World Wobbles”
Trevin uncovers the beautiful truths that are behind the distortions in cultural myths, modeling for us and inspiring us to be faithful and winsome witnesses in this, our time. I especially enjoyed listening to the author himself read the Audible version of his book.