Following Jesus in the "Real World": Discipleship for the Post-College Years, By Richard C. Lamb Jr.
Following Jesus in the "Real World"
  • Length: 223 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: March 17, 1995
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 1608
  • ISBN: 9780830816088

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What does it mean to follow Jesus after college?

If it was ever easy to graduate from college, choose a direction, and move on in life, it's not easy today. The terrain is unmapped, the destination uncertain, the stakes high.

To add to the pressure, Christians often find themselves looking back nostalgically on their school days. Then they knew genuine community, found time to pray, weren't obsessed with money. The "real world" they were promised (or threatened with) during college turns out to be a maze in the haze. Where is God in all this?

Richard Lamb deftly blends scriptural insights, stories of recent graduates, and his own life experience to offer sound advice and practical encouragement for a confusing time. As he shows time and again, on matters from jobs to ministry, discipleship can continue after university. Whether you're just finishing a degree or graduated a decade ago, if you look back longingly on the spirituality of your college years and wonder how you can regain it, this the book for you.


A Turning Point
1. What Do You Expect?
2. The King and the Kingdom
3. Productivity and Prayer
4. Meaningless Work and Fruitful Labor
5. Community After College
6. Strategies for Church Involvement
7. A Mobilized Lifestyle for the Kingdom
8. Embracing a Lifestyle of Ministry
9. Finding God's Will for Your Life
10. The Joy of Obedience
Notes and Acknowledgements


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Richard C. Lamb

Richard Lamb served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for twenty-three years as campus staff and staff trainer. He is the author of The Pursuit of God in the Company of Friends and now works in business development for a research firm. He lives with his wife and two children in San Gabriel, California.