Review – How to Stay Christian In College
by J. Budziszewski
Tyndale House Publishers, 2014
Review by Tijuana Canders
Jan 27th 2016
When students go to college, they’re leaving behind their network of support and heading to a world with different perspectives, responsibilities, and expectations. Even for those going to “Christian” colleges, there’s no guarantee they won’t face challenges to their faith. So how do students stay Christian in college? How do they stay open about their faith in the face of potential ridicule?
J. Budziszewski has written the book for three groups of people. The first group is Christian students who plan to go to college. The second is Christian students who are there already. The goal here is to prepare, equip, and encourage students to meet the spiritual challenges of college life. Few new college students are ready for them.
The third group is for the parents of students in the other two groups. The goal is to help them understand what their children are going through in college so they can offer more effective spiritual support. Maybe they never went to college. Maybe they went but can’t remember what it was like. Maybe they remember, but they’ve heard that college today is different than it was when they were there before.
How to Stay Christian in College is a terrific read that is just what it sounds like- a book that gives lots of advice on how to handle difficult situations in college.
It was interesting, and a nice refresher course on the technicalities of the Christian belief. The author being a college professor gave the book a nice angle from his personal experiences.
A must-read for every college student, How to Stay Christian in College will guide readers through the maze of campus realities. J. Budziszewski discusses the foundations of the Christian faith and directly addresses different worldviews and myths that students may encounter at college. Filled with quotes, statistics, resources, stories, and encouragement, this book will equip students to conquer the dangers that lie ahead.
© 2016 Tijuana Canders