There are lots of decisions you have to make for the first time when you do go college: what courses to take, how to decorate the dorm, what parties to go to, what kind of person to be. And, of course, a big part of that is learning how to worship. College students face many temptations, from existential philosophy courses to skipping church on Sunday morning. "Prayers for the Road" is the perfect book for college students who want to take their first steps towards worshipping on their own.

Based around the psalms, these meditations gently nudge young readers to keep the faith despite the attractions of the secular campus. The loneliness, homesickness, depression, and potential loss of faith experienced by the early college student are addressed with real grace and compassion, as the young adult is reminded that--far from being rote imitation of her parents--learning to worship alone is the real measure of growing up.

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