Make College Count: A Faithful Guide to Life and Learning

National college transition expert engages students with the most pressing questions they will face and encourages them to make the most of their college years.
Make College Count A Faithful Guide to Life and Learning National college transition expert engages students with the most pressing questions they will face and encourages them to make the most of their college years

  • Title: Make College Count: A Faithful Guide to Life and Learning
  • Author: Derek Melleby
  • ISBN: 9781441214577
  • Page: 453
  • Format: ebook
  • 1 thought on “Make College Count: A Faithful Guide to Life and Learning”

    1. 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 [...]

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. Going to college has become rite of passage in the United States; it is now the understood next step in education. The question is now “Which college are you going to?” and not “Do you want to go to college?”It is very exciting to be in a society that highly values higher education, but are we valuing higher education for the right reasons? Is it about the development and learning? Or is it simply about getting a degree that will “guarantee” you a higher-paying, more stable career?Th [...]

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