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  • Paperback: 375 pages
  • Publisher: IVP Books; Revised Edition edition (January 29, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0830834338
  • ISBN-13: 978-0830834334
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #180,213 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This book is desperately needed today for it provides the profound--and only--remedy for a society devastated by secularism." (the late Richard C. Halverson, formerly chaplain, United States Senate)

"I have long believed that too many believers weren't defeated at our premier academic institutions; they simply abandoned the territory. Kelly Monroe shows that while many believers left Harvard, God didn't, and he may continue to be found wherever people truly seek him." (Cal Thomas, syndicated columnist)

"Finding God at Harvard is a wonderful piece of work, bringing together intellectual excellence and spirituality." (John Perkins, author, Let Justice Roll Down)

"It is only natural that those who seek the truth, be it intellectual or spiritual, will only find what they are searching for in the person of Christ." (Kay Coles James, author, Never Forget and Transforming America from the Inside Out)

"When I read Ari Goldman's discouraging story of not finding God at Harvard, I wished he could have known the bright and committed Christian students and faculty that I have met at Harvard. They are well-represented in this encouraging and stimulating collection of essays focused on the importance and validity of Christian faith. Here is nourishing and uplifting food for the spirit, as well as the mind. In an intellectual environment of confusion, disillusionment and cynicism, here are notes of hope, integrity and joy." (Roberta Hestenes, former president, Eastern University)

"The greatest controversy of our age is the crisis of truth. This book is a wonderfully reasoned defense that ultimately points to the One who is the source of all truth." (Charles W. Colson, chairman, Prison Fellowship Ministries)

"These compelling stories demonstrate that faith in search of understanding, and understanding in search of faith, go on in the most unlikely places. Finding God at Harvard testifies to the fact that God can find us anywhere." (Richard John Neuhaus, author, The Naked Public Square, and editor-in-chief, First Things)

About the Author

Kelly Monroe Kullberg is founder of The Veritas Forum and editor of the Boston Globe bestseller Finding God at Harvard: Spiritual Journeys of Thinking Christians. Since founding the first Veritas Forum at Harvard in 1992, she has traveled across the country helping start Veritas Forums in dozens of universities. For many years she also served as chaplain to the Harvard Graduate School Christian Fellowship. She is now director of project development for The Veritas Forum and lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio.

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Kelly Monroe has served as a chaplain to graduate students at Harvard for eight years. She began the Harvard Veritas Forum to bring together people from diverse cultures and disciplines who want to explore Truth -- Veritas -- as understood by the founders of Harvard. She lives in Cambridge, MA.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 2, 2009
Format: Paperback
If you think academia has abolished the idea of a God who is intimately involved in our lives, check out this jewel. This is a collection of essays written by scholars who have attended, taught at, or spoken at Harvard. The compilation weaves in and out of lives in areas such as the sciences, education, politics and family. Not only is it well written and thoughtful, but (on a more personal side) it contains a warmth and purpose that I struggled to find in my higher education years.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Herman F. Simmeth on September 10, 2008
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I don't concider myself an intellectual but I am a strong believer in God. These short accounts were well written (although at times the vocabulary required me to get out my dictionary) and gave me great encouragement in seeing the power of God at work in the lives of these learned men and women. It strengthened my faith.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Almelle on January 9, 2010
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This is the revised version of Finding God at Harvard, with a postscript updating readers on the essay writers' lives. I found several of the essays deeply meaningful, and several more to be beautifully written, but many were dense and uninspiring.

Although the collection as a whole was long and sloggy, there are a lot of gems worth reading, especially "The Inexplicable Prayer of Ruby Bridges" by Robert Coles (p.33-40), "From Prophets to Profits" by Robert K Massie Jr (207-217), and "In Sorrow, Joy" by Ruth Goodwin (219-222). Enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By KKT on August 1, 2013
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Having a child at Harvard made me pick this up. I have not been disappointed. For anybody that relishes the open, rational discussion of ideas, all ideas, the book is a fresh look at how that works itself out in history and current day on this campus. For anybody that holds a Judeo Christian world view, the book is a refreshing look at how its not necessary at all to cede this intellectual ground to the athiests and anti faith mindset.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sandra Elizabeth Clinger on May 6, 2013
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This book contains accessible arguments and investigations of the Christian faith presented by the Harvard University community of scholars.

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By N. Ackles on October 26, 2007
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This collection is written by Harvard students, professors and grads, and Harvard types can sure write well. I used The Inexplicable Prayers of Ruby Bridges (from this collection) with students in a teacher training class in Albania and it was a great hit.
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Although people claim that this book is "unfocused" due to its lack of a central theme besides Truth in the form of Jesus Christ, its purpose is to provide powerful testimonies given by people from all walks of life (ministers, housewives, doctors, politicians, athletes, scholars) affiliated in any way with Harvard (students, professors, people who gave a speech at Harvard), which it does very well. There are moving testimonies as well as intellectual critiques of secular thought. While I'm not diminishing the testimonies of people who didn't attend Harvard, these guys tend to write well, which is a testament to their intelligence and the amount of reflection they've put into this collection of essays.
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