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The Bible admonishes Christians to love God with the mind as well as with the heart. Engaging God's World clearly links this scriptural mandate with the pursuit of academic life, extolling the crucial role of Christian higher education in the intellectual and spiritual formation of believers.Chiefly intended to serve as a primer for students beginning college careers but v The Bible admonishes Christians to love God with the mind as well as with the heart. Engaging God's World clearly links this scriptural mandate with the pursuit of academic life, extolling the crucial role of Christian higher education in the intellectual and spiritual formation of believers.Chiefly intended to serve as a primer for students beginning college careers but valuable to thoughtful Christians at every stage of life, this volume spells out the central themes of the Christian faith from a Reformed perspective. More important, however, the book shows how Christian higher education fits inside a view of the world and of human life that is formed by these ideas. "Learning, " Cornelius Plantinga writes, "is a spiritual calling; properly done, it attaches us to God." Approaching the topic of education from a variety of angles, Plantinga shows that Christ-centered learning teaches people to correctly see the world as God's creation, to see providence in history, to handle secular knowledge critically, to develop good judgment and, ultimately, to use faith-filled learning in the service of God's kingdom.


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The Bible admonishes Christians to love God with the mind as well as with the heart. Engaging God's World clearly links this scriptural mandate with the pursuit of academic life, extolling the crucial role of Christian higher education in the intellectual and spiritual formation of believers.Chiefly intended to serve as a primer for students beginning college careers but v The Bible admonishes Christians to love God with the mind as well as with the heart. Engaging God's World clearly links this scriptural mandate with the pursuit of academic life, extolling the crucial role of Christian higher education in the intellectual and spiritual formation of believers.Chiefly intended to serve as a primer for students beginning college careers but valuable to thoughtful Christians at every stage of life, this volume spells out the central themes of the Christian faith from a Reformed perspective. More important, however, the book shows how Christian higher education fits inside a view of the world and of human life that is formed by these ideas. "Learning, " Cornelius Plantinga writes, "is a spiritual calling; properly done, it attaches us to God." Approaching the topic of education from a variety of angles, Plantinga shows that Christ-centered learning teaches people to correctly see the world as God's creation, to see providence in history, to handle secular knowledge critically, to develop good judgment and, ultimately, to use faith-filled learning in the service of God's kingdom.

30 review for Engaging God's World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jesse Larson

    Greatly encouraged me and expanded my perspective on what it is to be a Christian in God's world. This should be required reading at all Christian colleges.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Meagan

    Plantinga writes the purpose of his book in his preface: to encourage students to receive Christian education and engage the Scriptures as they form their own personal worldviews and prepare to enter the “secular” world, ready to defend their faith and be prime citizens of the kingdom. As he describes the common themes of the Christian faith, however, that purpose is sometimes forgotten. He thoroughly explains the meaning and significance of creation, the fall, and redemption, but at times it se Plantinga writes the purpose of his book in his preface: to encourage students to receive Christian education and engage the Scriptures as they form their own personal worldviews and prepare to enter the “secular” world, ready to defend their faith and be prime citizens of the kingdom. As he describes the common themes of the Christian faith, however, that purpose is sometimes forgotten. He thoroughly explains the meaning and significance of creation, the fall, and redemption, but at times it seems that he does not explain how these three things relate to the necessity of education. At times it seems disproportionate to spend three chapters on the ins and outs of the Christian faith and just one chapter on vocation within the kingdom of God. Plantinga writes only briefly about how learning is a “calling” that humanity has, and yet his purpose is to encourage students to partake in a Christian education. Some may know where Paul stresses learning in his epistles, but others may not. It is exceedingly important to understand the significance of creation, the fall, and redemption, but it is also quite necessary to expand on how Christians are expected and encouraged within the Scriptures and their knowledge of Christian history to further their educations. Another issue that may arise is the Christian education versus the secular education: is the Christian education better in every situation? Many secular colleges have Christian groups on campus, such as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Campus Crusade for Christ, and so on. Not everyone is meant to go to a Christian college; some appreciate it, while others are glad they are at a secular university, as they have the opportunity to reach people who do not yet know Christ. Some students have gone to Christian schools all their lives and look forward to the day they may go to a secular college or university, while others wouldn’t dream of it unless they were visiting a friend. Still others can’t afford a Christian post-secondary education. Christian education is important, but perhaps Christian fellowship is even more important in shaping how one develops his or her worldview and lives it out as a prime citizen in the kingdom of God. However, Plantinga does argue for a Christian education very well, particularly in the last chapter and epilogue of his book. He recognizes the need for and importance of a strong Christian background and worldview, and stresses the significance of being prime citizens in the kingdom of God. The idea of one’s Christian education also being his vocation during that time is a valid one: college is more than just job training. It’s preparation for life in the kingdom of God. Each student must prepare for the challenge, and if they prepare poorly, their lives will be that much more difficult because of it. Christian education can be expensive, but if it produces a competent college graduate who is ready to take his place in the world and fulfill his calling as a child of God, then it is worth it. Walt Whitman wrote, “The question, O me! so sad, recurring – What good amid these, O me, o life? Answer. That you are here – that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.” Plantinga develops a similar philosophy in Engaging God’s World, challenging readers to make their lives extraordinary and contribute a unique verse to God’s kingdom strategy. What will your verse be?

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sierra

    Had to read this book for my Foundations of Worldview class. Every Christian college student should be reading this book to better understand Creation, The Fall, and Our Redemption. Plantinga ends the book challenging students on how we 1) view the Kingdom of God 2) are we even living it out and 3) are we allowing the truth of the Kingdom penetrate our every day lives and actions. Convicting, humbling, and very encouraging! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Chrissy

    I read this book for class and I thought it was very insightful. Plantinga supported his ideas with good references. He talked about the different aspects of humans and gives many explanations that science has not been able to make claims to answer. It hold the human responsible for the outcomes of their choices, while also speaking from a place of hope. I would recommend this book!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ariel

    Amazing, enlightening book. It is very truthful and convicting. Plantinga Jr. writes with purposeful and direct language. I had to read this for a class, and ended up enjoying it and learning a lot from it. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in becoming more christlike and a true servant of God.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mar

    Traditional outlining of the Reformed understanding of creation, fall, redemption in the world. The final chapter on how it ties to vocation was the most interesting to me. The appendix has questions on each chapter that encourage deeper thinking and I think they would be useful to discuss in a group or class setting.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rob

    Every Christian educator should read this book!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Phillip Nash

    I loved this book. It is beautifully written, simple and clear yet captures the profound and mysterious story of God so well. A must read for Christian school teachers.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jill Hudson

    A very useful introduction to university life for American Christian students! Less relevant in other contexts, but it does include some worthwhile insights into reconciling Christian faith with rational thought. It shows the importance of thinking out your beliefs rigorously rather than letting your education quietly erode them while you try to keep them locked up in a separate box.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Scott Guillory

    Good. A sound foundation to build a life of learning on.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Paul Dubuc

    Calvin College has their own special edition of this book, whose author is president of Calvin Theological Seminary. The book is required study for all 1st year Calvin students. I became interested in reading it after visiting Calvin this Summer. This book is a very fine statement of purpose for a Christian education from a Christian (Reformed) perspective. I expected a dry theological dissertation, but was pleasantly surprised to find the writing lively, clear and concise. This small book cover Calvin College has their own special edition of this book, whose author is president of Calvin Theological Seminary. The book is required study for all 1st year Calvin students. I became interested in reading it after visiting Calvin this Summer. This book is a very fine statement of purpose for a Christian education from a Christian (Reformed) perspective. I expected a dry theological dissertation, but was pleasantly surprised to find the writing lively, clear and concise. This small book covers a very broad topic, but the author does a very good of generalizing and enticing the reader with references to more detailed works for further reading. Many colleges and universities founded to serve Christian intentions have tended to fall into one of two extremes in their relationship to the world we live in. They either seek to provide a "safe" environment, insulating students from worldly influence, or they become indistinct from the world, compromising in an attempt to win acceptance and approval in the larger society. In this book Cornelius Plantinga Jr. attempts a vigilant third way. It is a Christian's calling to understand our world as God's good (though fallen) creation and to engage it and reform it according to a deep understanding of the implications of our Faith. In this book, Plantinga articulates a Christian longing and hope toward the prevalence of "shalom" for the world in light of biblical understanding of the doctrines of Creation, Fall and Redemption. Then he goes on to discuss the implications of these for a Christian's vocation (or calling) to serve by employing his or her gifts and talents for the good of others and the revealing of God's kingdom. Shalom is a term that means far more than just peace of mind or the absence of war: "In the Bible, shalom means universal flourishing, wholeness, and delight -- a rich state of affairs in which natural needs are satisfied and natural gifts fruitfully employed, all under the arch of God's love." Plantinga seems to have a good understanding of both the difficulties and the possibilities inherent in the fulfillment of such a vision. This is no utopian campaign where Christians try to force society in to a preconceived mold for an ideal world. Christians discern principals from Scripture and the application of them from the best insight they can gain into the needs of society. They respect the dignity of all human beings as being made in God's image and as having the freedom to accept or reject God. A Christian education is not a commodity to help the student fulfill his or her own life's agenda. It is a tool with which to discover our unique place in God's world and to develop our ability to serve in that place to the glory and pleasure of God. I hope this book finds its way into the hands of many college students, faculty and administrators in the hopes that they may be inspired by it.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Ryan

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. My summary and notes from the book: Three acts of the world's drama: creation, fall, redemption. *** Ch2 - Creation - Scripture tells us who created the wonders of the world and why. Study of these wonders tells us how God did his wonders, and when. Some people believe that the world drama is only about humans, but Plantinga argues that the Bible makes clear "the earth is the Lord's nd all that is in it." psalm 24:1. Also, in Genesis 9, God makes a convenant with Noah and every living creature. T My summary and notes from the book: Three acts of the world's drama: creation, fall, redemption. *** Ch2 - Creation - Scripture tells us who created the wonders of the world and why. Study of these wonders tells us how God did his wonders, and when. Some people believe that the world drama is only about humans, but Plantinga argues that the Bible makes clear "the earth is the Lord's nd all that is in it." psalm 24:1. Also, in Genesis 9, God makes a convenant with Noah and every living creature. The initial command for us to be fruitful and multiply and subdue the earth is taken as God's command for us to work creating culture, etc. Part of this command also asks us to be image bearers of God, and this includes subduing the earth, but also filling it with God-pleasing cultural activity. Reformed Christians think a lot about the implications of the original creation. For example, they argue that the original goodness of creation implies that all of it, including any human being we meet, is potentially redeemable. Being created in the image of God also means that we must balance our individual and corporate identities. Creation also tells us our place in relation to God and the rest of creation. We are not God, but we do bear His image. *** Ch3 - fall - If the falleness of creation extends everywhere, then it also extends into our thinking processes themselves (thus we have distorted reasoning with God's help). *** Ch4 - redemption - Reformed Christians take a very big view of falleness. They argue that God doesn't just want to save souls, but to save bodies too. God wants to save social systems and economic structures. Calvinists want to reform the entire world using Scripture and relying on the Holy Spirit to determine what is the right way to reform things. *** Ch5 Vocation in the Kingdom of God - God wants us to be a "prime" citizen of the kingdom and yearn passionately for the kingdom of God to come. Your college education is not just job training, but training to help you become a "prime" citizen. God can accomplish His purposes in the context of secular education, but it is more difficult because you cannot have conversations that include meta-narratives regarding humans being created in the image of God. Plantinga argues that it is very difficult for the committed Christian to thrive and learn how to serve in God's kingdom in a secular school of higher education. He also warns against going to a Christian school in order to prevent your beliefs from being tested. Each Christian must go through the hard work of thinking through his or her beliefs no matter where they are.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Spencer

    An excellent book about how mankind is to fit into God's great plan in all their actions. What surprised me most about this book is the amount of HOPE I found in it. Seeing an awestruck description of exactly how our little kingdoms are meant to mesh with God's kingdom filled me with both wonder, for how great a God we serve, and hope that there IS a right way for this fallen, dirty, broken, train wreck of a planet we live on to operate. Some have said that this book is only valuable for the fift An excellent book about how mankind is to fit into God's great plan in all their actions. What surprised me most about this book is the amount of HOPE I found in it. Seeing an awestruck description of exactly how our little kingdoms are meant to mesh with God's kingdom filled me with both wonder, for how great a God we serve, and hope that there IS a right way for this fallen, dirty, broken, train wreck of a planet we live on to operate. Some have said that this book is only valuable for the fifth and final chapter on "Vocation in the Kingdom of God." While that is certainly the climax of the book, the preceding chapters on Longing and Hope, Creation, The Fall, and Redemption were just as important for two reasons. First, they set the framework for the discussion but even more importantly, give insight into the nature of this world itself. They explore things like when I, as a Christian, say I believe in creation, the fall, and redemption, what do I mean? What are the implications of believing in the Christian worldview? Why is Christianity important when discovering the nature and purpose of our lives? Plantinga writes to college students, specifically ones at Christian colleges, because they are at a transitional time in their lives. However, there is much to learn for those not in college about how to live, learn, and love in God's world. Plantinga writes in Chater 5 that we all reign over some small kingdom or sphere of influence.Having our say in these matters [of our kingdom] is so valuable that losing it amounts to a kind of disaster. That's why it's so humiliating to be jailed or enslaved. That's why it's so devastating to be raped, or bulldozed out of your house. People in these circumstances lose a big part of their kingdom. They feel as if they've been deposed. What we must see, now, is successful living in God's world depends not only on taking responsibility for our own realm and preserving it if we can. Success also depends on meshing our kingdom with the kingdoms of others - learning to share living space, for example, or to take part in good teamwork. Successful living depends especially on fitting our small kingdom inside God's big kingdom, always recalling where we got our dominion in the first place. Each of us is king or queen over a little. God's kingdom is 'over all,' as the psalmists liked to say.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Andy Hickman

    Cornelius Plantinga Jr. “Engaging God’s World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living.” Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2002. Fantastic overview of the bigger picture. e.g. Shalom covers well-being in the widest sense of the word incorporating notions of contentment, health, prosperity, justice, unity and salvation. … and … We are placed, we have a point of reference, our identity and relevance is derived from God's identity. (p40)

  15. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne

    Here's some quotes from the book: p. 13 "We need faith in the resurrected Jesus, the Savior of the nations. But we also need love. Love gets us out of our shell. It lifts our interest not only toward Christ but also toward others, so that when we begin to hope, we naturally hope for them as well as for ourselves. To summarize this way of thinking, we might say (as Paul does at the end of his great hymn in I Cor 13) that biblical hope - the real thing - must have faith on one side of it and love o Here's some quotes from the book: p. 13 "We need faith in the resurrected Jesus, the Savior of the nations. But we also need love. Love gets us out of our shell. It lifts our interest not only toward Christ but also toward others, so that when we begin to hope, we naturally hope for them as well as for ourselves. To summarize this way of thinking, we might say (as Paul does at the end of his great hymn in I Cor 13) that biblical hope - the real thing - must have faith on one side of it and love on the other." p. 14-15 "This webbing together of God, humans, and all creation in justice, fulfillment, and delight is what the Hebrew prophets called shalom. We call it "peace," but it means far more than just peace of mind or cease-fire between enemies. (As a matter of fact, the area over which two armies declare a cease-fire may be acres of smoldering ruin.) In the Bible, shalom means universal flourishing, wholeness, and delight - a rich state of affairs in which natural needs are satisfied and natural gifts fruitfully employed, all under the arch of God's love. Shalom, in other words, is the way things are supposed to be." p. 75 "What we have lost..is a full sense of the power of God - to recruit people whol have made terrible choices; to invade the most hopeless lives and fill them with light; to sneak up on people who are thinking about lunch, not God, and smack them up side the head with glory." p. 98 "The whole world belongs to God, the whole world has fallen, and so the whole world needs to be redeemed - every last person, place, organization, and program...The whole creation is "a theater for the mighty owrks fo God," first in creation and then in recreation."

  16. 4 out of 5

    Joyce

    Terrific book about Christian worldview and application for Christian living & discipleship in the university. Plantinga writes from the perspective of an orthodox faith in Christ & the Reformed tradition in Calvin, beautifully crafting an exhortation to see the goodness of creation, the expansiveness of depravity (in humans & all of creation), and then the greatness of redemption. He addresses how to be a redemptive influence, salt & light for the Kingdom of God in personal, individual lives as Terrific book about Christian worldview and application for Christian living & discipleship in the university. Plantinga writes from the perspective of an orthodox faith in Christ & the Reformed tradition in Calvin, beautifully crafting an exhortation to see the goodness of creation, the expansiveness of depravity (in humans & all of creation), and then the greatness of redemption. He addresses how to be a redemptive influence, salt & light for the Kingdom of God in personal, individual lives as well as overarching structures. He has some great application for the Christian student in the areas of knowledge, skill, and virtue. Despite his intention to write for college students at Christian colleges, I think Plantinga builds a strong foundation for students in secular institutions too. I appreciated his many quotes, references, and word pictures... I think those were some of the most inspiring aspects of the book. He quotes Scripture, Calvin, other Reformed writers, and draws from authors, thinkers, philosphers -- both secular & Christian -- to make points about creation, fall, redemption.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kevin Ressler

    As with Plantinga's award winning book "Not The Way It's Supposed To Be" the prose is well and good and easy to read. The argument, again, is based in very sensible if challenging merits. But Plantinga's reluctance to become imaginative about the coming of a bodily resurrection while insisting on a bodily resurrection leaves the book very wanting. Everyone seems to be promised that things will be what they are intended to be whatever that means for individuals, but he doesn't give the specific a As with Plantinga's award winning book "Not The Way It's Supposed To Be" the prose is well and good and easy to read. The argument, again, is based in very sensible if challenging merits. But Plantinga's reluctance to become imaginative about the coming of a bodily resurrection while insisting on a bodily resurrection leaves the book very wanting. Everyone seems to be promised that things will be what they are intended to be whatever that means for individuals, but he doesn't give the specific approach how it will unfold. Absent are metaphysical realities, but so too are any physical sensibilities. That is to say if everybody comes back, you need to explain the lack of potable water, food, and geographical location. And if all we are doing is living in this world as preparatory warriors for coming battles to restore shalom, then that coming restoration better make sense. Instead, why don't we spread out, instead of living only amongst ourselves and studying amongst ourselves and be challenged in the valleys of darkness while bringing our light to the world. Not light to a room of other lights.

  18. 4 out of 5

    James

    Plantiga's book is really geared toward convincing the reader that a Christian University is the best place for a Christian to go to school and be trained. As a staff of a campus ministry on a public university I highly disagree with him in this and believe that Christians need to engage the public university. With that said, much of his book is very practical for Christian students (and those who work with them) who attend public universities. Plantiga writes that, "The Holy Spirit authors all t Plantiga's book is really geared toward convincing the reader that a Christian University is the best place for a Christian to go to school and be trained. As a staff of a campus ministry on a public university I highly disagree with him in this and believe that Christians need to engage the public university. With that said, much of his book is very practical for Christian students (and those who work with them) who attend public universities. Plantiga writes that, "The Holy Spirit authors all truth, as Calvin wrote, and we should therefore embrace it no matter where it shows up." I couldn't agree more with this statement and this shows that truth can and will show up on the public university setting. Plantiga also goes on to say that learning is a spiritual calling which is something that the campus ministry I work for affirms. In short, this is a great book but it is not an easy read but I recommend it highly.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jason Leonard

    Chapter 5 is worth the whole thing. The earlier parts are well written and I have highlights and ample notes to tell me they are worth reading, but it is a struggle to maintain a coherent flow to the whole book. Why the middle three chapters are so necessary to the bookends is a struggle. I think Plantinga was trying to communicate a worldview that naturally moved to chapter 5. It does, but not so clearly in the book. In any case, a very exciting a compelling look at education. My only real grip Chapter 5 is worth the whole thing. The earlier parts are well written and I have highlights and ample notes to tell me they are worth reading, but it is a struggle to maintain a coherent flow to the whole book. Why the middle three chapters are so necessary to the bookends is a struggle. I think Plantinga was trying to communicate a worldview that naturally moved to chapter 5. It does, but not so clearly in the book. In any case, a very exciting a compelling look at education. My only real gripe is that it is unapologetically written to Christian academies. This is communicated from the outset, and so the reader can keep that in mind. I'm thankful for this book and will refer to parts of it quite a bit as I think through the purpose of education and how to encourage students.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Tim Hoiland

    After reading James Davison Hunter’s To Change The World, and then Ken Wytsma’s Pursuing Justice, I’ve kept thinking about the idea of “changing the world” and the extent to which such a thing is, or is not, possible. In a section on vocation and the Kingdom of God in Cornelius Plantinga’s excellent book Engaging God’s World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living (Eerdmans) he draws on the thinking of John Calvin, who noted that short of redemption and the experience of grace, we all After reading James Davison Hunter’s To Change The World, and then Ken Wytsma’s Pursuing Justice, I’ve kept thinking about the idea of “changing the world” and the extent to which such a thing is, or is not, possible. In a section on vocation and the Kingdom of God in Cornelius Plantinga’s excellent book Engaging God’s World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living (Eerdmans) he draws on the thinking of John Calvin, who noted that short of redemption and the experience of grace, we all have a tendency to oscillate between pride and despair... - See more at: http://tjhoiland.com/wordpress/2013/0...

  21. 4 out of 5

    Charles

    Was a great thought provoking book that was primarily aimed at Christian college students. The writer is connected with Calvin college and I was quite impressed. But the book makes me think of a lot of things I've already read in C.S. Lewis's philosophical books. If you haven't read any philosophy/theology by Lewis, this would be a great starting point. Although I think I would suggest Mere Christianity over the book. O and the book is filled with a lot of amazing quotes that must have taken mont Was a great thought provoking book that was primarily aimed at Christian college students. The writer is connected with Calvin college and I was quite impressed. But the book makes me think of a lot of things I've already read in C.S. Lewis's philosophical books. If you haven't read any philosophy/theology by Lewis, this would be a great starting point. Although I think I would suggest Mere Christianity over the book. O and the book is filled with a lot of amazing quotes that must have taken months to compile.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    incredible book...i'm learning(again) how much i need Jesus and how amazing it is that He fills my every need and satisfies the longings of my heart..this book is required reading for most reformed seminaries...Plantinga, within these pages, manages to marry Theology and reality while opening your eyes to the Truth of Christ and he makes it all make sense...it's also a Christian English major's dream since Plantinga quotes from every imaginable realm of literature..

  23. 4 out of 5

    Melanie

    I think Plantiga is a little over-enthusiastic about undergraduate education in a Christian college setting (I'd argue that point with him), but as a whole, this is a really good presentation of a Christian framework for education and vocation, examined through the main themes of Christian faith--creation, fall, and redemption.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Aaron Buer

    I thought the first half of this book was phenomenal and then the second half was terrible. What Plantinga had to say about the fall and redemption was powerful and moving but he basically ended the book by saying, "this is why you should go to Christian college" and I thought it was lame.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jeremy

    I had started this book probably five to ten years ago and never finished it. It's one of the best books on the subject of serving God in every legitimate field, not just "ministry." I believe that this book is required reading for freshmen at Calvin College.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Lynley

    This book makes many interesting points. Some of which I agreed with with, some I did not. I found the authors discussions on shalom invigorating and inspiring. However, I would differ with him on application of the principle. Occasionally it seemed elementary, but it was well written.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Clare Graaf

    Neal Plantinga is one of the most beautiful writers I know. His thoughts are cogent, thoughtful and theologically enlightening. I've read this book a half dozen times and still stop to read some sentences over and over.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Bob Wolniak

    A fine foundational set of essays for students entering into college concerning theology and vocation. He is certainly advocating a Christian College but along the way makes a challenge for those in the secular college setting to be Daniels entering the lion's den.

  29. 5 out of 5

    John Yelverton

    Though some parts of this book leaves a bit to be desired, the overall premise is wonderful. The author express how Christians are to appropriately engage the world, while at the same time avoiding the trappings of living a sheltered life separated from the world.

  30. 4 out of 5

    John Henry

    Darrell Guder said the evangelical church has understanding of justification and sanctification. What has been forgotten in the Modern period is vocation. This book outlines how we can remember our story and become missional again, engaging our world.

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