• Why College Matters to God, 3rd Edition

Why College Matters to God, 3rd Edition

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By Rick Ostrander 


“Perhaps the best available introduction for students to the aims and purposes of a Christian college education . . . . I see this book as a potential replacement for Arthur F. Holmes’s venerable The Idea of a Christian College.” —MICHAEL HAMILTON, Chair, Department of History, Seattle Pacific University

A trusted first-year text at Christian colleges and universities

Why College Matters to God is a brief, easy-to-read introduction
to the unique purpose of a Christian college education. It has
been widely used by Christian colleges and universities over the
past decade because of its unsurpassed ability to be substantive
yet accessible. The book draws on the insights of a wide range of
Christian philosophers, theologians, historians, and scientists,
but communicates key concepts in straightforward language that
connects with a general audience. Brief enough to be paired with
other texts, Why College Matters to God is an ideal introduction
to the why and how of Christian learning for students, faculty,
staff, and parents.

The third edition preserves the qualities of the previous
editions along with updated illustrations and new material on
important topics such as:

• Christian learning and the challenges of technology
• Christian vocation, career preparation, and the liberal arts
• Diversity and civility on campus
• The habits of the highly effective college student



RICK OSTRANDER is an academic consultant, a former vice president at the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. He previously served as provost of Cornerstone University and dean of undergraduate studies at John Brown University, where he supervised the First-Year Seminar and the University Core Curriculum. He speaks and writes widely on Christian higher education and is the author of several publications. Learn more at www.ostranderacademics.com.


ISBN 9781684261918

Pages 160

Dimensions (inches) 5.5 x 8.5

Weight (pounds) .5

Vendor: ACU Press

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