Thursday, January 31, 2013

Building a Culture of Faith

Balzer, Cary and Reed, Rod, eds. Building a Culture of Faith: University-Wide Partnerships for Spiritual Formation. Abilene, Tex.: Abilene Christian University Press, 2012.

Call No.: FDC 378.071 B868b

Publisher's Book Description: Contemporary Christian universities claim that students grow spiritually while enrolled, yet very little work has been done exploring the influences of various parts of the university on student spiritual formation, especially, but not limited to, the impact of faculty. Building a Culture of Faith addresses the unique role faculty and others play in student spiritual formation, including historical and contemporary approaches; sets out a framework for understanding spiritual formation as it is practiced in the Christian university; and provides practical models for the roles the university plays in the spiritual formation of students.

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By the way, Carson-Newman's very own provost, Dr. Kina Mallard, is one of the "blurbers" for this title. This is what she had to say about the book:

If you are ready to consider faith integration in a fresh, holistic, comprehensive way that connects with students on Christian college campuses, you will want to read Building a Culture of Faith: University-wide Partnerships for Spiritual Formation. Cary Balzer and Rod Reed have brought together voices from all areas of campus life to address the spiritual formation of students who seek to follow Christ in a rapidly changing culture. The authors are campus-influencers both inside and outside the classroom and their essays will provoke life- and work-changing dialogue for those who are called to serve the cause of Christian Higher Education.