Surviving college with your faith intact

Can the Bible be trusted? Is it reliable? If you know a student dealing with doubt or wrestling with objections to Christianity from fellow students and professors alike, this book will equip them to engage secular challenges with intellectual honesty, compassion, and confidence—and ultimately graduate college with their faith intact. Beyond just students, this book is helpful for anyone interested in learning more about dealing with common objections to Christianity and the Bible.

“We need to do more than prepare [the next generation of believers] morally and practically; we need to train their minds
to engage effectively with an unbelieving world.”

Written in the form of letters to his daughter, a student at UNC Chapel Hill, the book is written to address common objections to the Christian faith–the exclusivity of Christianity, Christian intolerance, homosexuality, hell, the problem of evil, science, miracles, and the reliability of the Bible. Born out of his own experience at UNC Chapel Hill thirty years ago, this book is simple and accessible, drawing on his years of experience as a biblical scholar yet with the heart of a father.

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With endorsements from Jen Wilkin, Kevin DeYoung, Rosaria Butterfield, Carl R. Trueman, Collin Hansen, and others, we highly recommend this book for high school seniors, college freshmen, and anyone who wants to strengthen their faith. 

About Dr. Michael Kruger

Dr. Michael J. Kruger serves as the President and Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the Charlotte campus of Reformed Theological Seminary.

He earned his Ph.D. under one of the world’s leading text-critical scholars, Larry W. Hurtado, at the University of Edinburgh, where he researched a parchment fragment of an apocryphal gospel, P.Oxy. 840. He has an M.Div. from Westminster Seminary California, and a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He is the author of eleven books, most recently Surviving Religion 101: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College (Crossway, 2021), and Christianity at the Crossroads: How the Second Century Shaped the Future of the Church (SPCK, 2017; IVP Academic, 2018). 

Dr. Kruger regularly speaks, lectures, and teaches throughout the United States and the world—including conferences such as The Gospel Coalition, Together for the Gospel, and the Ligonier Conference. In addition to his academic publications, his popular-level articles have appeared in places like Modern Reformation, Tabletalk Magazine, and The Gospel Coalition. He also blogs regularly on his own website, Canon Fodder.

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