Is there a more frightening question for a graduating high school senior than "What will you do with your life?"
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
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?
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
I requested this book because my brother is about to head off for college, and I thought that this would be a good and helpful read for both of us. And I would have to agree. I thought the chapters were succinct and well written, and the topics were practical and definitely applicable for what students have to deal with in college, and even as young professionals after college as well. I thought Jonathan Morrow made some excellent points and that his advice was well grounded in Biblical knowledge. I liked the addition to this edition on homosexuality, as it is a topic that is being much discussed particularly on college campuses these days, and many young college believers are not sure how to address it or if it is even an issue. Overall, I thought this was a well written and practical guide, and I think it is an excellent resource for those about to enter college and even those who are about to leave it.
I received this book from Litfuse Publishing House in exchange for an honest review.
Morrow (DMin, MDiv) is the author of several books including
"Questioning the Bible" and he speaks nationally on biblical worldview,
apologetics, and culture. He is adjunct professor of apologetics at
Biola University and director of cultural engagement at Impact 360
Institute where he teaches high school and college students. Jonathan is
passionate about seeing a new generation build a lasting faith.
After a stalker went
too far, Hannah Hilty and her family had no choice but to leave the
bustling Amish community where she grew up. Now she's getting a fresh
start in Hart County, Kentucky...if only she wasn't too scared to take
it. Hannah has become afraid to trust anyone-even Isaac, the friendly
Amish man who lives next door. She wonders if she'll ever return to the
trusting, easy-going woman she once was.
Isaac Troyer, the beautiful girl he teasingly called "The Recluse"
confuses him like no other. When he learns of her past, he knows he's
misjudged her. However, he also understands the importance of being
grateful for God's gifts, and wonders if they will ever have anything in
common. But as Hannah and Isaac slowly grow closer, they realize that
there's always more to someone than meets the eye.
as Hannah is finally settling into her new life, and perhaps finding a
new love, more secrets are revealed and tragedy strikes. Now Hannah must
decide if she should run again or dare to fight for the future she has
found in Hart County.
Her Secret by Shelley Shepard Gray was an interesting novel that had a good mixture of suspense, danger, and a rural setting. The storyline moved at a slow but comfortable pace, and it included important and well developed themes such as forgiveness, kindness, and moving past previous experiences by trusting and leaning on God and His help. The characters were fairly well developed; they did experience growth as the story went on, but I still had trouble connecting with Hannah or her sister as the story developed. I also felt like Isaac could have been developed a little more too, though I did have a better job connecting to his struggles. I did enjoy the end of the novel where everything culminated into a very exciting and suspenseful ending. However, overall while this was not my favorite Shelley Gray novel, I did enjoy reading this novel, and I would recommend it to any reader who likes Amish/suspense fiction.
I received this novel from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for an honest review.
Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling
author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers
prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives
in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can
often be found walking her dachshunds on her town's bike trail.