Is It Possible?
Temptation abounds in this collegiate world immersed in the world. So, can you keep a God-centered, adventure-based, Christ-driven life throughout college? Abbie Smith found the answer to be a resounding YES! Packed with encouragement specifically for these trying years, Can You Keep Your Faith in College compiles experiences shared by students from more than thirty-five schools across the nation. You’re not alone in the struggle to maintain the faith you carried with you when you first set foot on campus. The book targets pertinent issues including, “The Transition,” academics, dorm life, peer pressure, extracurricular activities, sports, Greek life, dating, studying abroad, racial relations, and “God’s Surprise Encounters.” Don’t let your faith whittle away; build it up! It’s what defines you.
College and Jesus.
Can They Go Together?
No one said it’d be easy. But here, voices from more than fifty campuses across America testify that it is possible. Can You Keep Your Faith in College? will help guide you through the best years of your life. From dorm and Greek life to dating and academia, every piece of the college equation becomes a loaded opportunity for you—and your faith—to thrive.
“Abbie Smith has done a great service for high school students, parents, and guidance counselors by letting us hear directly from students who walk the campus world by faith.”
President, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
“…a huge challenge for any believer in the university scene.”
Founder, Passion Conferences
Bestselling author of The Air I Breathe
“Abbie Smith has utilized her experience and been open in sharing the truths in a manner that will help students to better face the opportunities, trials and experiences of everyday college pressure and life.”
Retired President/CEO, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
“This is an excellent book…down to earth, focused and real.”
Jerry E. White, PhD
President Emeritus and U.S. Board of Directors Chairman, The Navigators
“Abbie Smith addresses a need that has been ignored for too long by the local church. Every high school senior and college freshman should read this book.”
Andy Stanley Senior Pastor, campuses of North Point Ministries
Story Behind the Book
“Beginning my freshman year in college, God began drawing my heart to His. That spring, I trusted Christ as Lord and Savior and latched on to His journey. As an avid reader and eager Christian, I anxiously sought any material on faith-related topics. More specifically, I was craving material from people in my stage of life. It became quickly apparent, however, that collegiate voices had been overlooked, or at least left untold. This seemed a dangerous void. So with God’s provision, I setout to write a book that would tell the stories of common struggles Christians face in college everywhere. Thus began the vision of Can You Keep Your Faith in College . ” — Abbie Smith
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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|Title of eBook: Can You Keep Your Faith in College?|
|Release Date: 01-16-2009|
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Can You Keep Your Faith in College?
Chapter OneTHE TRANSITION
Seems like there are two kinds of transitioners: One loved high school and is scared to death of college, and the other is sick of high school and ready for something new. Either way, though, it's bound to be lonely, overwhelming, and even scary at times. And either way, the transition will mark a huge change. You won't come out the same person you went in as.
College will hold things you've never imagined. You will hear more "isms" (pluralism, satanism, individualism) than you knew existed and face more addictions (drug, alcohol, porn, eating disorders) than you thought possible.
Something I doubt you'll see, though, is addiction to God. It sounds weird, but I don't think you'll find many students wasted on Christ or hungover from a long night of ministry. I'm not advocating it, whatever it might look like. I'm just curious why, on campuses so flooded with beliefs and crazy compulsions, this would be the case.
Maybe the new thing you'll encounter is a choice of faith-a choice to believe that Jesus is who He said He is and to cling to the things He said about you. This transition won't be a cakewalk, but it also won't overwhelm God or catch Him off guard. If He's really God, it can't. -abbie
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
IF I FAKE A SEIZURE, WILL THEY LET ME OFF?
San Diego State Amanda L.