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Why College Matters To God 3rd Edition$15.99Add to cart
A trusted first-year text at Christian colleges and universities
Why College Matters to God is a brief, easy-to-read introduction to the unique purpose of a Christian college education. It has been widely used by Christian colleges and universities over the past decade because of its unsurpassed ability to be substantive yet accessible. The book draws on the insights of a wide range of Christian philosophers, theologians, historians, and scientists, but communicates key concepts in straightforward language that connects with a general audience. Brief enough to be paired with other texts, Why College Matters to God is an ideal introduction to the why and how of Christian learning for students, faculty, staff, and parents.
The third edition preserves the qualities of the previous editions along with updated illustrations and new material on important topics such as:
– Christian learning and the challenges of technology
– Christian vocation, career preparation, and the liberal arts
– Diversity and civility on campus
– The habits of the highly effective college student
Ecologies Of Faith In A Digital Age$30.00Add to cart
Technological innovation has changed nearly everything about human life, including how we teach and learn.
Many Christian professors and institutions have embraced new technologies, especially online education. But as followers of Jesus Christ, we face the same call to grow in our faith. So how should we think about and approach Christian education in light of new technologies? Is it possible for us to grow spiritually through our digital communities?
Steve Lowe and Mary Lowe, longtime proponents of online education, trace the motif of spiritual growth through Scripture and consider how students and professors alike might foster digital ecologies in which spiritual growth-even transformation-can take place.
IVP Instructor Resources forthcoming.
Make College Count$13.00Add to cart
There’s more to college than classes, credits, and a nonstop social life. It’s more than getting a degree to improve one’s job prospects. College is a time where students develop into the adults they will be for the rest of their lives, a time to explore the big questions about life and human destiny, a time when they form their character and faith.
The perfect gift for high school graduation, Make College Count helps students make the most of their time in college. It encourages young people to ask important questions of themselves, such as:
*Why are you going to college?
*What kind of person do you want to be?
*How do you want your life to influence others?
*With whom will you surround yourself?
*What do you believe?
Listening To Sexual Minorities$35.00Add to cart
Students arrive on campus with various boxes of belongings to unpack, some heavy, some tidy, some more valuable, some more private. For many students, two of these boxes could be labeled “My Faith” and “My Sexuality”-and these two can be among the most cumbersome to handle. How to balance the two without having to set one down? How to hold them both closely, both securely, but still move forward to settle in with new friends in a new environment? How to keep from dropping one or the other, spilling its embarrassing contents for all to see?
Such can be the struggle for any student, but especially for any sexual minority who identifies or struggles with an LGB+ identity or same-sex attraction on a Christian college campus. For these students their faith and their sexuality often feel both tender and in acute tension. Who is God making them to be? What do they need to grow in to develop faithfully, and what might they need to leave behind? How can they truly flourish?
The research team of Yarhouse, Dean, Stratton, and Lastoria draw on their decades of experience both in the psychology of sexual identity and in campus counseling to bring us the results of an original longitudinal study into what sexual minorities themselves experience, hope for, and benefit from. Rich with both quantitative and qualitative data, their book gives an unprecedented opportunity to listen to sexual minorities in their own words, as well as to observe patterns and often surprising revelations about life and personal development both on campus and after graduation.
Listening to Sexual Minorities will be an indispensable resource not only for counselors and psychologists but also for faculty, student-development leaders, and administrators in higher education as well as leaders in the church and wider Christian community who want to create an intentional environment to hear from and contribute to the spiritual flourishing of all.
After College : Navigating Transitions Relationships And Faith$18.00Add to cart
Why This Book?
Part I: Real Faith//Faithful To Christ
“Go To An Unknown Land”: Trusting A Familiar God For Unfamiliar Times
In Transition: Facing Change
Take Up Your Cross: Embracing Adversity
The Tyranny Of Choice: Making God-Honoring Decisions
Part II: Real Life//Faithful In Community
Beyond The Quad: Finding Friends
No Perfect Church: Choosing Community
People Are Strange: Preparing For Diversity
Family Matters: Relating To Parents
Twenty-Something Relationships: Navigating Sex, Dating And Marriage
Part III: Real World//Faithful To Our Calling
On Purpose: Stewarding Every Area Of Our Lives For Kingdom Good
A Faith That Works: Adjusting To Our Jobs, Connecting Them To Christ
Financial Faithfulness: Managing Money
Conclusion: “The Land Is Good”: Trusting A Constant God For Dynamic Times
The first year out was one of the hardest years of my life. -Curt The years after college can be some of the most uncertain, unstable times of life. Recent graduates grieve the loss of community, question their place in the world and struggle to find meaningful work. It can be shocking to discover that college did not fully prepare you for the challenges you now face. “It’s much rougher than I thought. I thought things would just play out, and they didn’t. I don’t have friends, I don’t have a job and I hang out with my parents every night.” -Kate But you are not alone. For more than a decade, Erica Young Reitz has specialized in helping college seniors and recent graduates navigate the transition to post-college life. Drawing on best practices and research on senior preparedness, she offers practical tools for a life of faithfulness and flourishing during a critical, transitional time. This practical guide addresses the top issues graduates face: making decisions, finding friends, managing money, discerning your calling and much more. Discover how you can thrive beyond your undergraduate years. If you feel lost in transition, here are resources to help you flourish as a Christ-follower in a complex world.
From Topic To Thesis$15.00Add to cart
Every theology student has to write a research paper, but many do not know how to go about doing theological research. In this brief guide, Michael Kibbe introduces students to the basics of academic research, including how to gather and engage different sources. Provides information on online databases, bibliography software and common mistakes.
1 Minute Devotions For Young Women$9.99Add to cart
One-Minute Devotions for Young Women is especially for faith-filled twenty-something young women who are navigating the exhilarating and sometimes scary journey between college and job promotions, being single and marrying Mr. Right. With practical advice and heartfelt encouragement from Scripture, Mallory Larsen provides valuable insights on living in a way that glorifies God and is of service to others. The pretty and portable volume features a padded hardcover binding with spot varnish and silver foiled title and accents, an attached ribbon page marker and a presentation page for gift-giving.
Mallory Larsen received her master’s degree in Theology and Culture from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Mallory is the daughter of well-known Christian author Carolyn Larsen.
Learning For The Love Of God (Reprinted)$19.00Add to cart
Most Christian college students separate their academic life from church attendance, Bible study, and prayer. Too often discipleship of the mind is overlooked if not ignored altogether. In this lively and enlightening book, two authors who are experienced in college youth ministry show students how to be faithful in their studies, approaching education as their vocation.
This revised edition of the well-received The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness includes updates throughout, two new substantive appendixes, personal stories from students, a new preface, and a fresh interior design. Chapters conclude with thought-provoking discussion questions.
King Of The Campus$14.99Add to cart
“Does the Kingship of Christ matter for your college experience?
What would it look like for the kingdom to come to your university?
What does it mean for shalom to reign on your campus?
The message you hear when heading off to college is usually a series of “Do’s and Don’t’s”: Read your Bible. Go to Church. Don’t drink beer. Don’t have sex. While these are important, they are neither big enough nor compelling enough to warrant your attention and energy for four years but the kingdom of God is.
KING OF THE CAMPUS is a conversation about faithfully engaging God’s mission of love in your local college context. From author Steve Lutz’s experience as a college minister at Penn State comes a book about living counterculturally and with purpose in the midst of academia. Themed chapters and discussion questions make this book is perfect for college small groups.”
Your College Faith$14.99Add to cart
Walk in faith on campus and beyond…Your College Faith: Own It! serves as a field guide to faith for the student transitioning to, or seeking to make a fresh start in, the realm of college or university life. The authors help alleviate common fears about making it in college and encourage the student to experience faith in a Christian commuity that serves the unique pastoral needs of young adults. Topics covered include taking ownership of your faith life on campus, maintaining balance in life to increase chances of success on campus, finding a Catholic community on campus, giving back through service work, discerning your vocation, taking advantage of social media and avoiding its pitfalls, and using church documents and spiritual writings to deepen your faith life.
Surviving Your First Year Of College$12.99Add to cart
Are you worried about Surviving Your First Year of College? Or are you so excited about new friends, new freedom, and dating that you haven’t even begun to think about classes, all-nighters, and ten-page papers? Whichever side of the spectrum you fall on-or maybe somewhere in between-this book is for you.
Author Michael A. Kipp, who attended four different universities in four years and now teaches at a private Christian university, has seen it all and is here to help you navigate the worst parts of college and succeed at the best parts. With help from his wife, Sandy, he covers everything from roommate troubles to class attendance to cash flow to visiting the campus nurse. Whatever you’ve got a question about, this book covers it-because nobody wants more than us (except your parents, maybe) to see you not only survive college but actually thrive during your first year. So put down that summer reading, take a break from packing, get your mind off that upcoming goodbye to your significant other-and settle in for a few laughs and a lot of great tips about Surviving Your First Year of College.
You’re college years have the potential for the heights and depths of human experience which is what can make this experience such an exhilarating and exciting adventure. Welcome to the journey of entering college!