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 ‘Welcome to College’

Welcome to College: A Christ-Follower’s Guide for the Journey (Kregel, March 2017)

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.

Learn more and purchase a copy.

My Review

Confession. (Maybe I should rename my blog “Confessions”, because I feel like I start most of these blog reviews with a confession of some kind! Really, though, I do feel like they are valid, and I at least feel better inside!) I didn’t read Welcome to College straight through; I skipped directly to specific chapters, needing to reassure myself that Morrow and I agreed on key theological components before I kept reading. Thankfully, we did, so I picked the book back up and kept reading in good conscience.

I truly wish I owned Welcome to College before, during, and even after my college tenure. While blessed to attend private schools for my entire life (thanks, Mom and Dad!), I freely admit I went from one bubble to another. My college alma mater was known as the southern campus of my high school, simply because so many of us went there! This book would have helped me articulate and defend my faith to those who might not believe the same.

Welcome to College encourages readers of any age to truly know their theology. Not just know about it, but truly know it. Pastor Mark Barrett, senior pastor at Faith Community Bible Church in Bremerton, always exhorts fellow believers to be thinking Christians, and that is exactly what Morrow’s tome prepares the reader to become. The author explains historical timelines that brought us to today, and holds up both past and present thought against the Word of God – our ultimate source of truth.

I appreciate how Morrow breaks out each topic into its own chapter. Skip around to visit the topics most of interest, but make sure to read it all!

Absolutely a keeper, and one that I freely recommend to college-bound students – and even laypeople.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About Jonathan Morrow

Jonathan 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.

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