Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Jonathan Morrow's 'Welcome to College' - Book Review and Survival Pack Giveaway

I received book for review from Litfuse.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Welcome to College Jonathan Morrow


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!

About the Book:

Is there a more frightening question for a graduating high school senior than "What will you do with your life?"
In college, whether they realize it or not, students will answer that question every day with each decision. All of the new friends and new experiences of higher education will shape their future. It's critical that students know how to handle college before they're in the thick of it.
Jonathan Morrow tackles the tough questions that arise during these formative years, including:
-How do you grow spiritually?
-How do you manage your time to both study well and have fun?
-Is all truth relative?
-Are there good reasons to be a Christian?
-As a Christian, how should you view issues like dating and sex?
Each chapter of this new edition has been updated, and the author has included a new chapter on Christianity, homosexuality, and the Bible. Grounded in both his own extensive experience and biblical truth, Morrow's book is full of quick, easy-to-read chapters and excellent advice.

My Review:

Both of my boys will be graduating high school this year.  The waterworks will be flowing.  I'm very close to Logan and Adam, and have a great relationship with them.  Jason and I started our serious Christ-journey four years ago.  It has changed our lives for the better, and the relationship with our kids greatly improved when we made that decision.

Adam is still undecided on whether or not he will attend college.  Logan will be attending a 4-year university here in town.  I'll still be able to see him and visit with him.  Thank goodness, because I'd be a wreck if he went too far away.  Although I'll still maintain contact with Logan, the college experience concerns me because I don't want him to feel the peer pressure to sway from his morals, values, and Christian life.

Jonathan Morrow's book, Welcome to College, has been a good tool for both me and Logan to read.  I read the book first, then Logan did.  Then we sat down and discussed any questions Logan had, went over what was covered in the book, and had a genuine heart-to-heart about our fears and expectations.

There are over 40 topics covered in Welcome to College.  They range from dealing with doubt and the problem of evil and suffering to moral disasters, and becoming more like Jesus.  There were a couple of things I'm not sure I agree with but the majority of the book reflects our own beliefs.  At the end of each chapter is 'The Big Ideas' summary that bullet points the major lessons.  Even reading it myself (and I'm way out of my college years!) I was faced with some hard truths and looked inward on how I can never back down from my faith in Jesus.

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