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In this engaging guide, Jonathan Morrow encourages students to consider and engage the issues they will face in the dorm, on campus, and in the college classroom. A great gift idea for all high school graduates!
College, more than any other experience in a young person''s life, helps to determine what kind of person he or she will be in the future. To help the upcoming student, Jonathan Morrow provides this engaging guide packed with advice on all manner of issues, from dating and friends, classes and homework, to avoiding the temptation to just "check out" spiritually while in school. Morrow gives personal advice and anecdotes, draws examples from Scripture, and offers additional resources for further insights. Discussion questions are included for further study.
"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."
"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.
"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
"Jonathan Morrow has written an extremely practical, insightful guide for navigating the challenges of college life. It is wide ranging and wise. I enthusiastically recommend it!" --
Paul Copan, Pledger Family Chair of Philosopy and Ethics, Palm Beach Atlantic 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."
“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
“What will you do with your life?” One huge, frightening question! In college, whether you know it or not, you answer this question every day with each decision. That’s why it’s important to know how you will handle college before you find yourself in the thick of it. College is a great time, with new friends and new experiences, but it is also a time that will shape your future.
How do you grow spiritually? How do you share your faith in a hostile environment? How do you manage your time so that you can study and have fun? Is all truth relative? Are there good reasons to be a Christian? What about alcohol? How should you think about dating and sex as a Christian?
Jonathan Morrow tackles these questions and other tough issues that arise during the college years. Grounded in his own experience as well as biblical truth, Morrow writes quick, easy to read chapters packed with good advice. Each chapter is summarized into “big ideas” and includes a handy list of related resources.
Jonathan Morrow spent his college years at a large state school. In between classes and hanging out with friends, he ministered to fraternities and sororities and served in Campus Crusade for Christ. Jonathan recently completed graduate work at Biola University in Los Angeles. His considerable experience interacting with students prepared him to equip students for what they will encounter in their formative undergraduate years. Jonathan lives with his wife and son in Tennessee.
Jonathan Morrow is the founder of Think Christianly (thinkChristianly.org). He is the author of Welcome to College: A Christ-follower''s Guide for the Journey, Think Christianly: Looking at the Intersection of Faith and Culture, and Is God Just a Human Invention? And Seventeen Other Questions Raised by the New Atheists (with Sean McDowell), and contributed the chapter "Introducing Spiritual Formation" to Foundations of Spiritual Formation: A Community Approach to Becoming Like Christ. Jonathan also contributed several articles to the Apologetics Study Bible for Students. He graduated with an M.Div. and an M.A. in philosophy of religion and ethics from Talbot School of Theology and is currently the equipping pastor at Fellowship Bible Church. His books have been featured on shows like Family Life Today, Stand to Reason, Breakpoint, Frank Pastore, The Janet Mefferd Show, and Apologetics 315.