Being a Proverbial Student

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ISBN: 9781632694744

Author: Jeral Williams


Getting a Degree vs. Getting an Education

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A proverbial student is interested in gaining an education rather than simply pursuing a degree. A quick scan of Proverbs shows that God is more interested in a student’s pursuit of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom than easy courses, convenient times, grades, majors, or careers.

Parents and other support groups are understandably concerned about preparing Christian students for the temptations of university life. Many books are written, and extensive advice is given, to prepare for campus living. However, the academic preparation for Christian students is often ignored or, at best, underrepresented. The book of Proverbs makes it clear: God intends for students to pursue wisdom.

Drawing from over 35 years of experience, author Jeral Williams presents a variety of fun ideas that will guide Christian college students in the pursuit of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.

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Author Bio

Jeral Williams began higher education at Hutchinson Community College with dreams of a basketball career. He attended Washburn University in order to work at the Menninger Clinic, and his future in psychology was cast. He completed his graduate work at the University of Iowa and then taught at Illinois State University and the University of South Alabama. In retirement, he continued to be around young people by working as a volunteer sport psychology consultant to various university athletic programs. Throughout his career in higher education, he and his wife opened their home and their lives to Christian college students, hosting a variety of denominational and nondenominational fellowship groups. They reside in Mobile, Alabama.

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