By Matt Smethurst, The Gospel Coalition
It’s that time of year again. College campuses are abuzz with energy and anticipation as another fall semester begins. Like so many, my life was changed in college. Yours may have been, too. The Lord Jesus loves to invade hearts and transform lives during the college years.
Ministering to college students has been one of the sweetest joys of my life. When I was a student, men like Dan Flynn, Anthony Gammage, Josh Earman, and Shelby Abbott took me under their wing and mentored me in the faith. After graduation I served as a full-time campus minister for two years, and have been involved with college ministry in some form ever since.
Last year I highlighted several resources we’ve published at TGC on the challenges and joys of campus ministry. This year I’d like to recommend six books for three different groups of students: non-Christians willing to learn about Christianity, new Christians, and students serving on (or preparing for) a ministry leadership team.