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.