Following Jesus in the "Real World": Discipleship for the Post-College Years

Front Cover
InterVarsity Press, 1995 M03 17 - 223 pages

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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review  - Alison -

I just finished reading this book. I have been out of college for about a decade and continue to work with a college church. This book is awesome for me and for recent graduates. Richard Lamb gives ... Read full review


A Turning Point
What Do You Expect?
The King and the Kingdom
Productivity and Prayer
Meaningless Work and Fruitful Labor
Community After College
Strategies for Church Involvement
A Mobilized Lifestyle for the Kingdom
Embracing a Lifestyle of Ministry
Finding Gods Will for Your Life
The Joy of Obedience
Notes and Acknowledgments

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1995)

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.

Bibliographic information