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Clear, challenging, and relevant
on August 13, 2013
In the middle of buying thumbtacks and writing paper in prep for a new semester, I ordered "How to Stay Christian in College." It's been a convicting, practical, and refreshing read. Everything a fresh-from-high-school graduate (or, in fact, anyone who comes into contact with non-Christians in the workplace, home front, or classroom) needs to know about living a passionate, Christ-centered life in a secular setting. Evangelism, lifestyles, influences, campus social life, campus religious life, how to deal with vehemently non-Christian professors, how to answer questions, and other practical things like studying and relationships are all covered.
Most importantly, though, J. Budziszewski is very clear that our lives are meant to glorify God in every aspect. He takes time to illustrate who God is, what He thinks of us as His children, and that His power alone will bring His glory on the earth. Budziszewski details how we can bring God's glory to our college campus, and I really benefited from reading his suggestions. Honestly, this book will be one of the best preparations you can undertake to get ready for college anywhere (Christian campuses included). Highly recommended!
(The book is hardcover, sturdy, with an easy-to-read font and clearly-marked chapters and sections)