The contemporary college campus is filled with spiritual surprises, daily dilemmas, and difficult questions and this book offers the help and heart to walk into the jungle of campus life as a Christian.
Will the Christian faith hold up under the scrutiny of the new knowledge and ideas that bombarded students on the college campus? Tony Campolo and Dr. Will Willimon—college professors and seasons authors and speakers—insist that the Christian faith is not threatened by tough questions. They maintain that some of the greatest minds the human race has produced have put hard questions to Jesus and come away stronger in their faith and more convinced of its truth than ever before. Whether you are a committed Christian or one who is still exploring the Christian faith, this book will provide sound answers to difficult questions. Open this book and find the help and heart to walk into the jungle of campus life and walk out more than a conqueror.
Tony Campolo, a college professor who is also a popular Christian author and speaker, teams up with Duke Divinity School professor William Willimon for The Survival Guide for Christians on Campus: How to Be Students and Disciples at the Same Time. They encourage college students to use the undergraduate experience to test, think about and ultimately strengthen their faith, not to shy away from tough questions. The writing is down to earth, chummy (with the authors referring to themselves by their first names) and even funny, with numerous examples drawn from popular culture. Campolo and Willimon even pull examples from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which is not exactly typical fodder for evangelical books. Many college-age Christians will find this as indispensable as a toaster oven or micro-fridge.