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The Fabric of Faithfulness (Expanded Edition)

Steven Garber

The Fabric of Faithfulness (Expanded Edition)

Steven Garber

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Tertiary education presents students with many important life choices. In this book, Steve Garber offers students ways to connect their faith with their widening world. An ideal resource for campus and other student-focused ministries.

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About "The Fabric of Faithfulness (Expanded Edition)"

Tertiary education presents students with many important life choices. In this book, Steve Garber offers students ways to connect their faith with their widening world. An ideal resource for campus and other student-focused ministries.
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Students face many important choices during the college years. Steven Garber provides a guide to help Christian students connect their faith with the world they live in. Ideal for all who minister to and interact with college students.
- Publisher

All kinds of important choices are made during the college years. Young men and women explore what they really believe about the nature of the world and the purpose of life. They choose their work. They build friendships and often choose to marry. They develop goals and adopt habits that may last a lifetime. Yet late modernity is not a welcome environment for emotional, intellectual and spiritual formation. Society is increasingly fragmented. And the educational system itself, fragmented and specialized, may disintegrate more than it integrates. How do parents, professors, campus ministers, youth pastors and others help students, during one of the most eventful and intense periods of life, learn to connect what they believe about the world with how they live in it? Steven Garber vigorously engages just that question in this revised edition that includes new material on what he has learned about lifelong formation in the years since the book first appeared. Drawing on the history of ideas, ethics, sociology and popular culture, he offers must-reading on the critical lifework of making sense of life. Market/Audience Parents Professors Campus ministers Youth pastors Features and Benefits Offers guidance on how to help students connect their beliefs with their behaviour. Advice for those who teach, mentor or minister to today's students. Identifies the challenges of our time and culture. Draws on the history of ideas, ethics, sociology and other disciplines. Includes lots of examples applying Christian faith to real life: work, relationships, purpose, habits, lifestyle and more. Voted one of Christianity Today's 1998 Books of the Year.
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Meet the Author

Steven Garber

Steven Garber is the director of The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation & Culture, an educational center in Washington, D.C., focused on helping people understand the integral character of their lives and the ways that belief shapes behavior in the context of history. Formerly on InterVarsity Christian Fellowship staff, for many years he was also a member of the faculty of the American Studies Program on Capitol Hill. He served as Scholar in Residence for the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities and as Lilly Faculty Scholar at Calvin College. Garber is a Senior Fellow for both the C. S. Lewis Institute and the Fellows Initiative. He recently contributed to the bookGet Off Your Knees: Preaching the U2 Catalogue. He lives in Virginia.

Table Of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Learning To Care
  • 2. The Problem & Its Parameters
  • 3. Education For What Purpose? Competence To What End?
  • 4. Making Sense Of It All
  • 5. A Worldview, A Way Of Life
  • 6. Masters, Mentors & Moral Meaning
  • 7. The Context Of A Common Life
  • 8. Convictions, Character, Community Incarnate
  • Epilogue: The Vocation Of Healed Healers
  • Notes
  • Bibliography

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Fabric of Faithfulness
5 stars By Darren Iselin, Apr 11 2007
Garber's enlightening and erudite analysis of American Christian tertiary students and the navigation of their faith through the university years and beyond is essential reading for anyone interested in this critical phase of transition. A generation of potential world changers for Christ are challenged and confronted to the very core of their Christian being during these critical years and for many their university years are marked by the erosion of their Christian faith rather than the establishment of a distinctively Christian world and life view. Garber's thesis is expertly woven around three fundamental principles - namely that those who "keep the faith" during these years and beyond invariably and without exception have developed a clearly articulated Christian world and life view; have seen this worldview incarnated in a lecturer and/or significant other; and are connected to a community of like minded people who share similar worldview perspectives. This book is essential reading for every Christian tertiary student and for anyone who works with or ministers to university students. An outstanding, well written and very thought provoking read... I highly recommend it!       
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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 254858
  • Product Code 0830833196
  • EAN 9780830833191
  • Pages 222
  • Department Ministry
  • Category Youth Ministry
  • Sub-Category Youth Leaders
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Feb 2007
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.318kg

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