Drawing from over 35 years of experience, author Jeral Williams presents a variety of fun ideas that will guide Christian college students in the pursuit of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.
A proverbial student is interested in gaining an education rather than simply pursuing a degree. A quick scan of Proverbs shows that God is more interested in a student’s pursuit of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom than easy courses, convenient times, grades, majors, or careers.
Parents and other support groups are understandably concerned about preparing Christian students for the temptations of university life. Many books are written, and extensive advice is given, to prepare for campus living. However, the academic preparation for Christian students is often ignored or, at best, underrepresented. The book of Proverbs makes it clear: God intends for students to pursue wisdom.
“There can be a stark difference between getting a college degree and gaining a college education that fosters lifelong learning and servant leadership. Here in this succinct, insightful, and timely work, students and teachers alike will find ready help in the arts of genuine learning and authentic teaching as well as living the well-examined life of Christian faithfulness. Tolle lege! Take up and read!”
Anyone with an interest in higher education will find Dr. Jerry Williams’s book a hidden treasure. I found his use of illustrative material from his personal life to be especially helpful. I wish I could have had him as a professor.
Overall I found the book very clear and practical in nature. I really like the
directness for each chapter and the questions that are posed to the reader. I would purchase this book and give it to every student going to college in my church.
I used Being a Proverbial Student in our First Year Integration course. It added a key missing dimension to the course. I highly recommend this book.