* The transition from college to career marks one of life's greatest shifts. Are your graduates prepared to survive a nerve-racking interview, handle a prickly supervisor, and---most importantly---represent Christ through it all? Sprinkled with thought-provoking book excerpts and quotations from The Message Remix this discussion guide is sure to spark lively conversation and reflection. 143 pages, softcover from NavPress.
Create realistic expectations of what you can anticipate as you move from the classroom to the cubicle. This study can show you how to survive a nerve-wracking interview, handle a prickly supervisor, and prepare for the workplace life while representing Christ through it all.
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Kelly Monroe Kullbergs latest book, Finding God Beyond Harvard: The Quest for Veritas is a follow-up to Finding God at Harvard: Spiritual Journeys of Thinking Christians, which Monroe (sans Kullberg) edited a decade ago.
Harvard, now best known as the flagship of the Ivy League schools, was founded in 1636 so that, according to Kullberg, students might be free to know truth and life in relation to Jesus Christ. A 1643 brochure quoted in the Harvard Guide indicates Harvard existed [t]o advance Learning and perpetuate it to Posterity; dreading to leave an illiterate Ministry to the Churches.
But by the last decade of the 20th century when Monroe arrived at Harvard to research and write a thesis entitled The Gospel in the Information Age, the gospel of Jesus Christ seemed nowhere to be found. At Harvard Divinity School, of all places, Kullberg was disillusioned to discover that pretty much any belief was welcome, from paganism to eco-feminismexcept belief in Jesus Christ.
But in the midst of her disillusionment, God showed Kullberg, as he had Elijah after Elijahs confrontation with Jezebels priests, that she was not the only believer still left in the land. A friend connected her with the Harvard Graduate School Christian Fellowship, and she discovered a place where the gospel was passionately discussed by students in the Schools of Law, Business, Medicine, Government, Design, Arts and Sciences. For the first time since coming to Harvard, Kullberg writes, I saw joy. Out of this small beginning grew not only the book, Finding God at Harvard, a compilation of the stories of many of the believers Kullberg came to know at Harvard, but also the Veritas Forum, a ministry that, along with Kullbergs personal faith journey, is the subject of Finding God Beyond Harvard.
With passion, honesty, and a humble spirit, Kullberg recounts the story of the Veritas Forums beginning. It is thrilling, as Phillip E. Johnson writes in the January/February 2007 issue of Touchstone, to read about how the Veritas movement began . . . how it grew from a novel lecture series to a way of life. But it is equally thrilling to read of Kullbergs own faith journey and how God brought her through the dark night of the soul that afflicts so many thinking Christians, ultimately restoring her to both spiritual and physical health.
Take the time to read Finding God Beyond Harvard: The Quest for Veritas. Read Finding God at Harvard, too. Together, these two books demonstrate that intellect doesnt have to be an impediment to belief. And Kullbergs sense of wonder and spirit of gratitude when she speaks of the Creator of the universe will strengthen your own faith and bring a blessing to your life. Linda Whitlock, Christian Book Previews.com