Greetings everyone! I was blessed to get sneak peek into the book Shaping Their Future from the author (to get this also go to the author’s website faithoncampus.com and sign up to it).
i wanted to share several quotes from the book.
“Few and far between are teens where lives are shaped by purpose, who demonstrated reaction, who recognize their independence with communities large and small, or who think about what it means to live in the biggest house in the global village”. Tim Clydesdale, The First Year Out page 1.
“… a growing percentage of students are entering college without a clue of why they are there or what they are to do. Many have no clear since of direction or purpose” p 3.
“The college experience demands a transition, or series of transitions, and our young adults need to work with God to make the most of it… It’s about the rest of their lives and best utilizing some of the most formative years they’ll have available to them. Now is the time for college students to co-labor with God to become the women and men the are intended to be” (p 4).
“Of all the content that will be explored in this book this the material that we need ‘to get’, and help students get! Faith: it’s the beginning, middle, and end of everything that really matters. If students miss this, if they fail to engage this as central to their college experiences, then the rest of what is explored that will not be understood in the correct context. For it is God, and God alone, who is able to hope them and from them over the course of their journey” (p 26).
“Other students enter the culture of campus life and struggle to see how faith fits into the equation. It made since back home, and many students are able to see how it ‘fit in’ to that scheme of life. But in this new context, that same faith is failing to translate” (p 27).
“In order to help students make the very most of their college experience, we need to, as quickly as possible, help them to understand the relevance- the significance- of having faith during these very formative years of life. As we engage them, and begin to since an openness and/or receptivity to this conversion, we need to challenge students to begin to explore (ie. ask the questio, seek answers, and ‘try it out’, in their everyday lives), such that it begins to shape who they are and how they live” (p 28).
I hope and pray this wets your appetite and all who reads this will go to faithoncampus.com and purchase Shaping Their Furture. I’m super excited for its release.
Your questions, thoughts, ect are always welcomed and encouraged.
God bless you all.
Grace and Peace.
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