Learning for the Love of God: A Student's Guide to Academic Faithfulness

Brazos Press
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Most Christian college students separate their academic life from church attendance, Bible study, and prayer. Too often discipleship of the mind is overlooked if not ignored altogether. In this lively and enlightening book, two authors who are experienced in college youth ministry show students how to be faithful in their studies, approaching education as their vocation.
This revised edition of the well-received The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness includes updates throughout, two new substantive appendixes, personal stories from students, a new preface, and a fresh interior design. Chapters conclude with thought-provoking discussion questions.
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About the author

Donald Opitz (PhD, Boston University) is college pastor at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He previously served as professor of sociology and higher education at Geneva College. He is the author of numerous articles and has worked as a pastor. Derek Melleby is the executive director of OneLife Institute, a ministry that provides gap year programs for students focused on discipleship, travel, and service. Prior to joining OneLife, he was on staff with the Coalition for Christian Outreach and the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding, where he spoke across the country on college transition. Melleby is also the author of Make College Count: A Faithful Guide to Life and Learning. He lives in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania.
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Publisher
Brazos Press
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Published on
Feb 18, 2014
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Pages
144
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ISBN
9781441244772
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Christian Education / General
Religion / Christian Ministry / Youth
Religion / Education
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