A First Step into a Much Larger World
The Christian University and Beyond
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"There are few times in life more critical and formative than one's college years, and few people speak to this experience better than John Hawthorne. I wish I had had this book when I was a freshman!"
--Jonathan Merritt, author of Jesus Is Better Than You Imagined
"How can a morally and spiritually serious emerging adult make it through college, and not only survive but thrive? John Hawthorne provides the answer in this wise, insightful book. Drawing on sources ranging from the Bible to The Wizard of Oz to current research in psychology and sociology, Hawthorne has constructed an invaluable guide for students, parents, and college personnel."
--Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, author of (with Elizabeth Fishel) When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up?
"A passionate commitment to the needs of first-year students in Christian higher education, along with the perspective of a lifetime of teaching, give John Hawthorne a message that will be heard and heeded. When we feel present with the professor in his office, classroom, or campus interacting with students whom he knows and loves, this is John Hawthorne at his very best."
--David McKenna, author of Christ-Centered Higher Education
"Young Christians are entering a world dramatically changed from the world of their parents and grandparents. For those entering through the gateway of a Christian college or university, John Hawthorne provides a clear, encouraging, and indispensable guide for making the most of that preparation. Readers will find a lot of good advice and wisdom on these pages--and cause for optimism."
--Tom Krattenmaker, author of The Evangelicals You Don't Know