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From the Back Cover Discover the way to true success at college--and beyondThere's more to college than classes, credits, and a nonstop social life. It's more than getting a degree to improve your job prospects. College is a time where you develop into the person you will be for the rest of your life. Make College Count will help you make the most of your time in college. It encourages you to ask the big questions, likeWhy am I going to college?What kind of person do I want to be?How do I want my life to influence others?With whom will I surround myself?What do I believe?You want your college years to count. This book shows you how to make that a reality.'For years I have been looking for the right book to give to Christian high school grads: readable, real, honest, grace-focused, Christ-centered, and practical. Finally, I've found just the ticket--Make College Count is that book.'--Chap Clark, author of Hurt: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers; professor of youth, family, and culture, Fuller Theological Seminary'Christian college students hear a lot about what to avoid during their college years. So it's refreshing to encounter a book that explains what students should embrace in college. It's clear that Derek Melleby understands the world of today's students.'--Joseph M. Stowell, president of Cornerstone University'Make College Count is just right! What Derek Melleby has done is find a way to come alongside someone on the way to college and offer guidance about things that matter most.'--Steven Garber, director of The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation & Culture; author of The Fabric of Faithfulness'Make College Count offers an accurate preview of college life and encourages and equips students to thoughtfully make the most of college (and the rest of their lives) by embracing a real and vibrant faith that's not an extracurricular add-on but a foundation for all of life. This could be the most important book students read during their college years.'?Walt Mueller, president, Center for Parent/Youth UnderstandingDerek Melleby (MA, Geneva College) director of academics for OneLife, a gap year program based at Lancaster Bible College. He is the coauthor of The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness. Read more About the Author Derek Melleby (MA, Geneva College) director of academics for OneLife, a gap year program based at Lancaster Bible College. He is also an associate staff member with the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding and the Coalition for Christian Outreach. He is the coauthor of The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness and lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Heidi, and two sons. Read more

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