Letters to a Student: Encouraging Words from a Christian Mentor (Paperback)Donald Drew (author)
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Life on campuses or the 21st Century can be a very challenging experience for the young Christian. Amongst competing belief systems it can seem the only one absent is orthodox, evangelical Christianity Then there are the practical concerns and temptations...for the parent and student alike it is a daunting prospect.
Letters to a student, by Dr Donald Drew is a series of letters from an old friend to a student giving advice on all sorts of issues, which a student may encounter in their years at college - Freshers Week, Christian Unions, evangelism, doubt, temptation, guidance, marriage, singleness, mountaineering, literature, music, exams, consumerism, and graduating. The tone is similar to Letters to Malcolm, by C.S. Lewis.
Publisher: Christian Focus Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 13 mm
I had his wisdom as my mentor when I was a schoolboy... cuts straight to the core of so many key spiritual issues, yet it does so in a delightfully sympathetic way.-- Lieutenant General F R Dannatt
An inexhaustible supply of sound common sense based on a lifetime's experience of thoughtful consideration.-- Sir John Stevens
... the intellectual and emotional effort that Drew puts into his letters is impressive and bears witness to his gift of speaking God's word into younger lives.-- The Reformed Theological Review
It really does read easily and enjoyably.-- Nick Houston, Student
It was really helpful... three years of a student's experience with all its issues, thoughts and problems.-- Katherine Cooper, Student
The letters ' are very well written and he very appropriately uses references to his own experiences, to literary sources and to the natural world. He also has a good sense of humour. This book would make a very suitable gift for a young Christian just starting at university, or already in the midst of a university course.'-- Phemie Cromie 'The Covenanter Witness' (October 2003)
'An affectionate uncle and peer at the same time Dr Drew shows how he rests in God and encourages readers to do the same. Very readable!'-- Dr Art Lindsley, Senior Fellow C.S. Lewis Institute
Aims for Christian integrity without ever being simplistic or legalistic. ... radiates an atmosphere of cultured humanity, kindness, hope and respect - which is just what is needed today.-- Ranald Macaulay, Cambridge
'They come with the wisdom, care, and encouragement we need to follow Christ in this crazy old world."'-- Os Guinness
Not a trace of paternalism, just a warm, humorous style spiced with wisdom and affection... irresistible reading.'-- John B. Taylor
'The intellectual and emotional effort that Drew puts into his letters is impressive and bears witness to his gift of speaking God's word into younger lives. An encouragement to consider the place of godly mentoring in the Christian community, especially for young people, those whose own heart is uncertain,but his brother's is sure.'-- Naomi Richardson 'The Reformed Theological Review 63:2 (August 2004)
Clear, warm advice on standing firm...each short letter is punchy, well informed and readable.-- Marcus Honeysett
... the letters overflow with warmth and love- challenging and inspirational.-- Evangelicals Now
His challenge to a young person is simple and profound: decisions make a difference.-- J. Douglas Holladay, Washington, D.C
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