Why College Matters to God, 3rd Edition
An Introduction to Christian Learning
by Rick Ostrander
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Pub Date 26 Jan 2021 | Archive Date 20 Jul 2021
Abilene Christian University Press & Leafwood Publishers, Abilene Christian University Press
“Perhaps the best available introduction for students to the aims and purposes of a Christian college education . . . . I see this book as a potential replacement for Arthur F. Holmes’s venerable The Idea of a Christian College.”—MICHAEL HAMILTON, Chair, Department of History, Seattle Pacific University
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
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Average rating from 3 members
I once read the first edition a few years ago in college, and I found it to be a very important book in my life. In this revised version, there were more modern references but the message is still there. Thus, I recommend this for any student entering college. College is a big step in one’s life, and this book helps you begin your journey.