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Make College Count: A Faithful Guide to Life and Learning

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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.
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Hardcover, 120 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Baker Books
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Since I work with college students, books like this one catch my eye. This book is geared towards students who are going to college, or who are already there. It is quite short, around 100 pages, which means if you give it to a student as a graduation gift, they might actually read it! Each chapter focuses on a question: what kind of person do you want to become? Why are you going to college? What do you believe? Who are you? With whom will you surround yourself? The end of each chapter has a fe ...more
Jacquelyn Core
The underlying questions in the book are good ones, but in my opinion it is not the best book for students who are selecting a Christian College. Makes assumptions that Greek life, alcohol, and professors hostile to Christian faith will be on your campus. I think the book also subtly polarizes financial success and living for God.
Kyle McManamy
This is a fine book to hand to a graduating high school senior to prep for college. It's short (perhaps too short for him/her to think it has much to say), but gets at some good, core content for the upcoming tour of undergraduate academia. Practitioners in college ministry (as I am) could peruse it to possibly recommend it to others, but they should read different things if looking for help in ministry.
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Derek Melleby is the director of the College Transition Initiative for the Center of Parent/Youth Understanding and an associate staff member of the Coalition for Christian Outreach.
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