Is there a more frightening question for a graduating high school senior than "What will you do with your life?" In college, whether they realize it or not, students will answer that question every day with each decision. All of the new friends and new experiences of higher education will shape their future. It's critical that students know how to handle college before they're in the thick of it.
Jonathan Morrow tackles the tough questions that arise during these formative years, including:
- How do you grow spiritually?
- How do you manage your time to both study well and have fun?
- Is all truth relative?
- Are there good reasons to be a Christian?
- As a Christian, how should you view issues like dating and sex?
Each chapter of this new edition has been updated, and the author has included a new chapter on Christianity, homosexuality, and the Bible. Grounded in both his own extensive experience and biblical truth, Morrow's book is full of quick, easy-to-read chapters and excellent advice.
I'm not sure who is more afraid of this giant step in life--the college bound student ... or the parents?? What amazing resource this book would've been for my family two years ago when my husband and I walked our daughter into her dorm, kissed her good-bye, and then left her there ... on her own ... our baby. I bawled the entire flight home. I'll be honest I bawled for most of her senior year (not in front of her, mind you, at least not every time).
Author, Jonathan Morrow, offers this book A Christ-Follower's Guide for the Journey to help parents and students alike to navigate the complexity and unknown of college for this generation. And as we prepare to send our second child off to college next year I consider this book a MUST-READ.
Welcome to College covers numerous topics that range from campus life with tips on making the four years of new found freedom successful; their belief in Christ and the questions they will face internally and externally regarding that belief; and how to live for Christ as a college student on a campus--in a culture--that vocally dismisses Christianity.
Mr. Morrow offers an abundance of resources at the end of each section for the student to further study the topic along with a number of Bible verses to support the topic. At the end of the book there are discussion questions, which make this book an ideal choice for youth pastors to offer their students to prepare them for this stage of life. After reading the chapters I believe there are plenty of chapters that parents and student can discuss together but there is also some more difficult topics on theology that will create questions I think might be better answered by someone with a background in theological studies. There were some things I, as an adult, didn't know or quite understand so as a parent I wouldn't want to offer answers I didn't have or were wrong.
Overall, this is a great book to offer students preparing to go to college. My suggestion would be that this book be given to a student a year or two before they are dropped off on the stoop of their dorm and if possible in the church/Sunday school/youth group setting. This is an ideal book to be offered by youth pastors as they shepherd their students into the collegiate world. And let's face it, when your college student is staring wide-eyed and open-mouthed at the over-priced tomes required by their teachers ... they're not going to add this book to their reading requirement. #truth
***I received a copy of Welcome to College from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. You can purchase your copy of Welcome to College HERE.
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