10 Books Every Christian College Student Should ReadMonday, November 24, 2014
I've often heard from young people asking me what my favorite books are, or what books I would recommend. The answer is complicated because it depends on someone's position in life.
But if I have to say something, here's what I say:
The more I've considered my role as a Christian college student, the more I'm seeing the college years as a chance to explore ideology, to discover what I think and to be able to defend it. These books are for anyone who is in a similar situation. They've helped me immensely. And maybe you've already graduated — perhaps you'll find that some of these books could bring a new perspective to you, too.
"Are you in an Econ class?" I asked, knowing that she was studying International Relations.
"No," she shook her head. "I just don't understand fiscal policy. I know nothing about economics, and so I want to learn."
She proceeded her independent study on taxation and tariffs, leaving me both impressed and thankful that people like her still exist! She was reading because she wanted to learn and knew that economics was a subject she knew little about. I believe that every college student should have a rudimentary understanding of both economics and politics because it's practical knowledge for life. Economics In One Lesson by Hazlitt does just this. It equips anyone in the basics of contemporary economics and is a crash coarse to free market capitalism. It's a must-read (and it's a light, easy book to get through).