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A Jubilee Rumination from Byron Borger of Hearts & Minds

LforLoveofGodpicThe College Transition Initiatives’ good friend and favorite bookseller, Byron Borger, offers a very thoughtful reflection on the Jubilee Conference held in Pittsburgh, PA February 14-16. At the conclusion of his rumination, Byron highlights Learning for the Love of God, coauthored by CTI director Derek Melleby:

“There is no better book to get at this amazing aspect of responsible discipleship than the brand new Learning for the Love of God: A Students Guide to Academic Faithfulness by Dr. Donald Opitz and Derek Melleby. It is the newly revised and expanded edition of a Hearts & Minds favorite (previously known as The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness). This brand new edition, with its new chapters and updates and appendices, was celebrated and premiered at Jubilee, too, and we couldn’t have been more earnest when I said that it may have been one of the most important books for students in the entire (huge) book display…

May Learning for the Love of God be used to invite students to take their faith into the classrooms and labs and study halls, to make their own connections between their deepest religious beliefs and their studies, and find, early on, a sense of God’s call upon their lives, even as they grow in this exciting period of life for them lived out on campuses across this land.

May it also be used by pastors and youth workers and parents and older siblings to help young adults grapple with finding a relevant and coherent faith in their college years.  May it stimulate, perhaps even among older adults, a fresh realization of the breadth of the Kingdom of God, the obligation to think faithfully, and the vision of vocation that circles around so many of the best books we promote here at the shop.”

Read the full article here.

A Free Sample of Learning for the Love of God is Now Available!

Excerpt4A free sample of Learning for the Love of God: A Student’s Guide to Academic Faithfulness, coauthored by Derek Melleby, is now available from Brazos Press. The excerpt includes:

Table of Contents

New Preface


Chapter One: Wide-Eyed

Chapter Two: Babylon U?

Download the FREE sample (.pdf) here.

Purchase from CPYU’s Resource Center here.