Big Ideas & 'Best Of'Blogathons


Here you go! All in one location…

A wide-array of resources for our critical work with students.


College Ministry:

  • The Fuel and The Flame: 10 Keys to Ignite Your College Campus for Jesus Christ, by Steve Shadrach
  • Shaping Their Future, by Guy Chimieleski
  • God on Campus: Social Causes & Global Effects, by Trent Sheppard
  • Reaching The Campus Tribes, by Benson Hines
  • How To Make Your Mark, by Campus Crusade For Christ
  • Reach The U, by Dennis Gaylor
  • College Ministry 101, by Chuck Bomar
  • Campus Renewal: A Practical Plan for Uniting Campus Ministries in Prayer and Mission, by Justin Christopher
  • The Slow Fade, by Joiner, Bomar, and Smith
  • Red Moon Rising: How 24-7 Prayer Is Awakening a Generation, by Pete Greig & Dave Roberts
  • The Real Win: A Man’s Quest for Authentic Success (Colt McCoy & Matt Carter)
  • Chris Chrisman Goes to College: and faces the challenges of relativism, individualism and pluralism, by James W. Sire
  • Shining Like Stars: The power of the gospel in the world’s universities, by Lindsay Brown
  • College Ministry in a Post-Christian Culture, by Stephen Lutz


College Students:

  • Firsthand: Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own, by Ryan & Josh Shook
  • Own Your Faith, by Mark Tabb
  • Welcome To College, by Jonathan Morrow
  • Freshman, by Mark Matlock
  • How To Stay Christian In College, by J. Budziszewski
  • Owing Your Christian Faith, by Daniel Darling
  • Thriving In College: Make Great Friends, Keep Your Faith, And Get Ready For The Real World! by Alex Chediak
  • Make College Count: A Faithful Guide to Life + Learning, by Derek Melleby
  • University of Destruction: Your Game Plan For Spiritual Victory on Campus, by David Wheaton
  • Finding God at Harvard: Spiritual Journeys of Thinking Christians, by Kelly Monroe Kullberg
  • Finding God Beyond Harvard: The Quest for Veritas, by Kelly Monroe Kullberg
  • Moving On: Know Where You’re Going And How To Get There, by Doug Franklin
  • Safely Home, by Randy Alcorn



  • True U: Does God Exist? (Stephen Meyer with Focus on the Family)
  • True U: Is The Bible Reliable? (Stephen Meyer with Focus on the Family)
  • True U: Who Is Jesus? (Del Tacket with Focus on the Family)
  • The Truth Project (Del Tacket with Focus on the Family)
  • Financial Peace University, Dave Ramsey
  • The Case for A Creator, Lee Strobel
  • The Case for A Christ, Lee Strobel
  • Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, Ben Stein
  • ASK (DVD series on: origins, meaning, morality, and destiny)
  • Doing The Right Thing (with Chuck Colson)
  • Maafa 21 (Black Genocide in 21st Century America)
  • NOOMA Series
  • Beware of Christians
  • BASIC Series (with Francis Chan)



  • Blue Like Jazz
  • This Is Our Time
  • To Save A Life
  • Monsters University
  • Toy Story 3
  • The Social Network








  • The World At Your Door, Dr. Tom Phillips & Bob Norsworthy
  • Passport to The Bible, Fred Wagner
  • New Horizons: Adjusting To Life Back Home, International Students, Inc.
  • Home Again, Nate Mirza
  • Back Home: a daily devotional for Christians returning from living or studying abroad
  • Think Home: a reentry workbook for Christian international students
  • Customs and Culture: a reentry simulation game for international students
  • Coming to America / Returning to Your Home Country: a double booklet for international students
  • Burn Up or Splash Down: a book to aid the reentry process by Marion Knell
  • Dreams And Visions: Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World? by Tom Doyle and Greg Webster
  • Muslims, Christians, and Jesus: Gaining Understanding and Building Relationships, by Carl Medearis (with DVD & participant’s guide)




Websites for International Students:

  • A website just for international students. It includes articles about: coming to the US, Survival in the US, Culture, Professions, Language, Academics, Faith, Returning Home, Next Steps and more!
  • International Student Resources: Articles about life in America: finding a place to live; local transportation; mailing letters & packages; telephones; money; shopping; restaurants; health care; and other services.
  • Bible In Your Language: Would you like to read the Bible in your own language or find a Bible in the “heart language” of a friend? These pages can help you find a Bible in more than 250 languages. Some are free online and some are printed or audio Bibles you can buy.
  • Every International Student: Helpful articles and resources.







  • College Kids, by Relient K
  • You’re Beautiful, by Paul Wright
  • Your Love Never Changes, by Paul Wright
  • Let That Be Enough, by Switchfoot



General Resources:





  • Artificial Maturity: Helping Kids Meet the Challenge of Becoming Authentic Adults, by Tim Elmore




  • Funding You Ministry: Whether You’re Gifted or Not, by Scott Morton
  • People Raising: A Practical Guide to Raising Funds, by William P. Dillon
  • Viewpoints: Fresh Perspectives on Personal Support Raising, by Steve Shadrach
  • Friend Raising: Building a Missionary Support Team That Lasts, by Betty J. Barnett
  • Getting Sent: A Relational Approach to Support Raising, by Pete Sommer
  • The God Ask, by Steve Shadrach
  • Raising Personal Support (DVD group training), by Scott Morton
  • View Points: Fresh Perspectives On Personal Support Raising, by Steve Shadrach


What did I miss?  If you know of a related resource not on my list, please leave a comment!