Christ-Centered Higher Education
Memory, Meaning, and Momentum for the Twenty-First Century
Imprint: Cascade Books
"Amazingly specific historical notes and insights. Ends with a new vision to guide the way. What a gift this will be."
--Robert Andringa, President Emeritus, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
"This is extremely well written. . . . I commend [this book as] another wonderful statement for those of us who continue to lead the way for Christian higher education."
--Phil Eaton, President, Seattle Pacific University
"I found this a great read with so much resonance with my own life's purpose . . . I already have a list of people to whom I want to give this book."
--George Brushaber, President Emeritus, Bethel University
"I . . . applaud as loudly as I am able the book's key message, that Christian colleges and universities should be eager to celebrate God's call to wholeness in Christ as the foundational premise of their work in providing collegiate-level education for all of God's human creation."
--Richard Stephens, President Emeritus, Greenville College
"Without doubt, this is an important and compelling work. Important because it gives us first-hand insight into the conditions that prompted the re-emergence of Christ-centered higher education in North America. But even better, we see anew the vision that inspired it. And for that reason, it is worth our attention."
--Stan Gaede, President, Christian College Consortium
"Combining intellectual autobiography with a penetrating analysis and critique of the plight of higher education, McKenna offers a powerful overview of the forces at work shaping our universities and colleges as they, in turn, shape each new generation of students. . . . Beyond the numerous insights sprinkled throughout the book, the analysis of the evolution of higher education in America is one of the most riveting and provocative of any available."
--Gayle D. Beebe, President, Westmont College
"David McKenna is uniquely positioned to map out the developments that contributed to increased strength and collaboration across U.S. Christian higher education in the twentieth century. . . . I am impressed with his ability to draw from a wide array of sources, skillfully outlining the development of the Christian college movement while also allowing us glimpses into his own personal journal and contributions to our field; he is one of the giants upon whose shoulders we stand."
--Karen A. Longman, Professor and Program Director, Department of Doctoral Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University
"David McKenna has literally lived and led the modern movement of Christ-centered higher education. Now he tells the fascinating story of this great God-inspired movement, while articulating its spiritual and philosophical foundations and setting the stage for the future. This book is a must-read and mandatory resource for all who are products, proponents, or proactive in Christian higher education."
--Edward O. Blews, Jr., President, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities