Friday, April 7, 2017

Welcome to College | Book Review and Giveaway

If you're going to college or about to "step out into the world," seriously... this book is great. I would call this book a "Guide for Stepping Into the World." I am not a college student, nor do I feel God leading me to attend college, but the information in this book was still applicable to my own life. While there are many chapters on the practical side of juggling life, schedules, and making decisions, a large percentage of this book was spiritual -- how to deal with doubt, how to be aware of satan's tactics, what logical opposition one most likely will face, the list goes on. It was one of the most spiritual-strengthening and encouraging book that I've read in a while.

I loved how he included "passages to explore." He had a lot of Scripture references. On this note, I personally prefer the KJV so I didn't care for his encouragement to try out random versions, based on "what might work for you." That would be my main disclaimer.

Also, I will note that there are chapters about purity. This book was written for older teens and I personally think that it would be wise to wait until you're an older teen, "about to step into the world" to read this.

There were SO many good quotes! Here are a few:

"Will you define freedom as as living any way you want, or will you define it as the opportunity to live how you ought to live?"

"The truth is discovered, not created."

"Truth may be hard to discover, but just because the quest proves difficult doesn't mean the treasure doesn't exist."

"As Christians, we ought to be passionate about knowing the truth because God is passionate about making it known."

"It is better to fall a hundred times and confess it a hundred times than to stay on the ground and call that which is sinful good. (Proverbs 24:16)"

"Remember that being courageous doesn't mean we aren't afraid, it just means we choose to move forward in spite of our fear."

"Before we can determine what implications a particular [Bible] text has for our lives, we must first discover what the text means."

*I received this book from LitFuse Publicity in exchange of my honest review*
Does your high school senior nervously gulp when asked what his or her life plans are? Give him or her encouragement and peace of mind with Jonathan Morrow's Welcome to College, what J. P. Moreland calls "the single best volume I have ever read for preparing students for how to follow Jesus and flourish as his disciple in college." Jonathan Morrow tackles the tough questions that arise during these formative years. Each chapter of this new edition has been updated, and the author has included a new chapter on Christianity, homosexuality, and the Bible.

Join Jonathan and other parents prepping their kids for college in celebrating the excitement of the next life stage for their kids by entering to win the College Survival Pack Giveaway (details below) and by attending his author chat party on April 11!

One grand prize winner will receive:
  • One copy of Welcome to College
  • One $50 Target gift card
  • One $25 Amazon gift card
  • One $25 Starbucks gift card
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 11. The winner will be announced at the Welcome to College Facebook party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Jonathan and other parents with kids prepping for college, as well as for a chance to win other prizes!

RSVP today and spread the word-tell your friends about the giveaway via social media and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 11th!

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