Reconsidering College by Rick Ostrander

“For the Christian, work is not simply a way to make a living; it’s a way to glorify our Creator by performing with excellence what we were created to do.”

I went to college right out of high school. At the time I thought this is what most high school graduates did. I didn’t even think of another option. Looking back I now see how blind I was and how fortunate I was to get my college degree at such a young age.

The number of students over the age of 25 going to college has increased dramatically over the past decade, and this trend is expected to increase in the coming years.

Reconsidering College by Rick Ostrander is written specifically to this increasing student population.  Going back to college after being the work force for several years is a big decision. Usually these students have families to support and going to college will take a huge toll on the family’s resources. Thus choosing the perfect college is imperative.

Ostrander analyzes the goal of education and advocates for Christian education. “A Christian university seeks to provide a coherent, overarching framework that gives a sense of purpose and unity to everything that it does.”

If you know somebody considering a return to higher education, this could be a great book for them to read.

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