Magazine article Momentum

Preparing Your Faith for College: Landing Safely, Growing with God

Magazine article Momentum

Preparing Your Faith for College: Landing Safely, Growing with God

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Preparing Your Faith for College: Landing Safely, Growing with God By Eden and Katherine Foord Liguori, Press, Liguori, Missouri 2004, 96 pages, $7.95

Eden and Katherine Foord make a contribution to a needed resource for young Catholics who are prepared to grow deeper in their faith at a critical transition moment in life-during the first year of college.

The college search process is an intense experience for prospective college students and their families. Even before the first college tuition payment is made, families invest in entrance exam preparation courses, the study of college guidebooks and Web sites, the hiring of personal college consultants and travel for multiple campus visits. The dynamics of the college choice process are complicated and a much-studied topic of interest by higher education researchers and college enrollment management professionals. However, the degree of sophistication and angst with which the college choice process is approached is not often matched by the degree of care, reflection and guidance that is required to equally prepare students to successfully take responsibility for their own spiritual development during college as a Christian in the Catholic faith. …

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