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Welcome to College: A Christ-Follower's Guide for the Journey Paperback – February 5, 2008
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"Jonathan has both the intellectual resources as well as the practical experience to provide an effective students' survival guide to university life. I'm impressed with the wide array of issues he discusses, from intellectual challenges to financial problems to sexual snares to getting enough sleep! All this is done in easily digestible bits for the student on the run." -- William Lane Craig, Theologian and author, Reasonable Faith
"Reading this book is like having your own personal mentor and friend to guide you through the rough rapids of college life. College is a great experience, but it can also be faith-shattering if you are not adequately prepared. This book is perfect for the high school senior who is curious about what college life will be like. It is also helpful to the college student who is dealing with the day-to-day challenges and questions faced both in and out of the classroom. -- Mark Schmahl, Pastor of Student Ministries Believers' Chapel, Murfreesboro, TN
"This book will prepare anyone who is either enrolled in college or is planning to go to college for the daily challenges Christians deal with on campus. Jonathan Morrow is aware of the real college world and is dead-on with his excellent insight." -- Blake Smith, Junior, Texas Tech University
"Unpacking biblical truths, Welcome to College is a treasure book of wisdom that will literally save lives and help build a culture of life." -- Kelly Monroe Kullberg, Author, Finding God Beyond Harvard: The Quest for Veritas
"Whether you are an incoming freshman or upperclassman, Jonathan provides straightforward, practical insight for dealing with current issues regarding living the Christian life on campuses everywhere. Not only is this a great read, but you will find a place to turn to when questions or struggles show their face." -- Taylor McCabe, Junior, Baylor University
"Wow! What a book! Quite frankly, this is the book I've been waiting for the last forty years to give to college students. It is the single best volume I have ever read for preparing students for how to follow Jesus and flourish as his disciple in college." --J.P. Moreland, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
"Jonathan has both the intellectual resources as well as the practical experience to provide an effective students' survival guide to university life. I'm impressed with the wide array of issues he discusses, from intellectual challenges to financial problems to sexual snares to getting enough sleep! All this is done in easily digestible bits for the student on the run." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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1. Relevant. Welcome to College is focused on college students--on their concerns, on their needs, and on this pivotal time of their lives. But it is not just a book for college students. It is for anyone who knows, interacts with, teaches, ministers to, parents, or is involved with college students (or college age folks). Welcome to College is a worthy read, no matter your age.
2. Accessible. These chapters come out of a life lived. They are practical, thought out, lived out insights into a Christian life. Not just Jonathan's life, but all of those he's served, worked with, and befriended--a vast number of whom are college students. He's lived this stuff.
3. Diverse subjects. Welcome to College synthesizes subject matter normally not found together. Practical `how to's' like how to deal with syllabus shock, bad roommates, alcohol use and abuse, are combined with intellectual challenges that many young people face on campuses like how Christianity and Science relate and what sort of things we can actually know to be true. Not to mention questions of Christian spirituality, like how to come to know God's will, how become more like Jesus, and Biblical man and womanhood. This is a timely handbook.
4. Great resource. Jonathan has thought through these many issues to provide a ready reference for the most common questions, concerns, and difficulties a college student will face. But knowing that every person is unique and generally will need more of one thing than another, he also provides an abundance of suggested readings and resources (internet and other) if one desires to dig more deeply into any of these issues.
5. This book is an integrated expression of a Christian worldview and a great gift to the next generation of Christendom.
But what about their faith? Have you, your church and their youth group been enough? Are they strong enough? Do they know where to find the answers? Do you? How do they deal with the first "God is dead" statement they hear from a professor?
Morrow provides a handy and engaging resource for just this dilemma. Designed not just for full reading but also a flash-point resource, the book is packed with Godly wisdom, practical advice and "been there, done that" experiences. For situations that demand more information he provides a wealth of resources for further exploration and the end of each chapter as well as a synopsis of each chapter for quick review.
Written for the new college student this book has value for anyone who has ever been stymied, stifled, cajoled, ridiculed or ostracized for trying to defend the faith. It will be even of greater value for those who don't even know were to start. It is a magnificent work in helping you to think Christianly, live Godly, build your faith and defend God and his word.
I strongly recommend this book for the above reasons, and also because it's obvious that Mr. Morrow has a strong grasp on such a diversity of subjects, both intellectually and existentially. Very few people could write a book with this wide a swath and do it well -- Morrow is one.
homerun! I work with Campus Crusade for Christ so it is very pertinent to my work. I read it quickly and enjoyed it personally very much. I think it's
very applicable because it is readable and covers many topics. Students
today have very short attention spans. I think your book answers and
instructs very well. For many, it will also invite deeper study and be an
appetizer for topics they've overlooked and/or been passive about. I like
that you've included the Big Ideas section after each chapter. That's
different. I also like the font, layout, bullet points, and numbering. I
think that it is graphically more inviting to a generation like this. It's such a
refreshment from text heavy, theologically stuffy books. I can tell you know
your stuff, don't flaunt it, but instead have a compassionate and
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PERFECT for that young person who is in or headed off to college. I gave it as a graduation gift.Published 7 months ago by Joy
This is a really good book for college students. It's almost a systematic theology in and of itself. A great reference for many of the challenges for schoolPublished 8 months ago by Wills O
Valuable primer for a Christian teen headed to college, written by a recent enrollee now in grad schoolPublished 13 months ago by EssGee
I ordered 5 of them and have been giving them to my college bound children and extended familyPublished 15 months ago by Moree
Great for my college freshman. Easy read and biblical. Highly recommend for any Christ follower navigating the college scene.Published 16 months ago by DJ
A very useful tool for the college student. Brief discussions on a lot of different topics. Each discussion includes good references if you want to dig deeper. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Michael F. Bowman
I expected it to be a bit more practical, like more situational to a college student. Don't get me wrong; it's a good book, but it gets into some philosophical, religious issues... Read morePublished on September 7, 2013 by oleyva
First off, I am a new college student. I purchased this book after hearing Jonathan Morrow interviewed by J. Warner Wallace on a podcast. Read morePublished on September 5, 2013 by General Nate