Monday, April 17, 2017

Welcome to College by Jonathan Morrow

Morrow suggests that the college years may well be the most influential years of your life in determining who you will be in the future. Choosing which college to attend is a serious decision. When you get there, how can you make sure that as a Christian, you flourish?

Morrow's book has stood the test of time. This is an updated edition of the book that was released nearly a decade ago. He has included a wealth of information to help young people as they leave their comfort zone and experience new situations, ideas, and people.

Each chapter has been kept short yet includes bullet points of big ideas, additional reading resources, and helpful websites and online resources. There is also an extensive section of Discussion Questions so this would make a good choice for a teen reading group or Sunday School class.

I am impressed with Morrow's book. It contains a great deal of information. He covers topics to help students spiritually thrive in an academic environment, like developing a Christian worldview, growing in discipleship, how we know truth, origins, evidences for our faith, and much more. There is good instruction to help face relationship challenges, addressing moral issues like dating, sex, and gender issues. He even includes some tips for studying and succeeding academically.

Morrow admits he does not have all the answers to the issues he includes in this book. Nonetheless, the book is a good resource. Potential readers need to know that this book is big and probably not something a teen will read cover to cover. It may best be used as a resource by parents and youth leaders. When a questions arises, the appropriate chapter and associated discussion questions could be read.

You can find out more about the book and find additional resources at You can read articles and watch videos by Morrow at

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Jonathan Morrow (DMin, MDiv) is the author of several books and speaks nationally on biblical worldview, apologetics, and culture. He is adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University and director of cultural engagement at Inpact360 Institute where he teaches high school and college students. You can find out more about him and follow his blog at You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Kregel Publications, 416 pages. You can buy the book here.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

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