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"Be wise. Be great, for your time is now and you hold a significant key to success in your hand; don’t let it go to waste!" 

"Although I had repented for my sins and acknowledged they were wrong, I hadn’t reached a place in my walk where I regretted the “fun” I was having. I had always looked at my sins as things that affected only me, but I came to realize they grieved the heart of God. " 


For most young people, the period between graduating high school and entering college is a joyful and intimating time. With increasing numbers of students becoming first generation college attendees and the rate of drop-outs rising, there has never been a stronger need for a guide aimed at these students than now. And although the tips found in these pages are vital, they are not included in the curriculum on most campuses. 

With Lessons Learned: A Guide to Successfully Mastering Your College Experience, Robert Johns answers a need that has existed as long as the institution of higher education. Inside, Johns offers his own hard gained expertise on experiences almost every college student will encounter sooner or later. These valuable lessons rage from how to excel in class to choosing a mentor, getting along with roommates and managing debt. And, just about anyone can benefit from these lessons, including parents and instructors. After reading this book, students can feel confident they will not only be successful in this milestone of their life, but also have the best college experience possible. 


In this self-reflection, Robert Johns shares his raw and powerful testimony for the first time ever, in its entirety. Johns lets us get up close and personal recalling the multiple times he was molested as child and dealt with rejection and abandonment. He walks us through his introduction to Christ and details the two occasions that he has ran from God and the calling on his life. He shows his vulnerability in giving the transparent details of his sexual immorality. He goes further to discuss his abuse of alcohol and how it hindered him from advancing in many areas of his life.  Johns exposes all of this just to let the world know how the LOVE and POWER of Christ can and will transform all of those who believe and submit unto him. Johns believes that he is only a mere example of this. He seeks to let the reader know that God is able to do so much more for them, if only they would truly ask and be ready to receive.

Foreword by Kiara A. Johns

Kiara A. Johns is a Disciple of Christ, Wife, Missionary, Mentor, and an Entrepreneur. She is the Founder of Not Our Blueprint Girls International and the program director for the For Girls Only Party after-school etiquette and mentorship program. Her passions include Global Missions, Adolescent mentorship, and Government. It is her prayer to embody the Great Commission of Jesus Christ in becoming an imitation of his lifestyle and attributes, as well as a witness to his life changing healing and restoration offered through salvation.