You may have felt God’s call to ministry and followed that call to seminary, only to find it way more difficult than you’d expected. Students are often unprepared for the incessant demands on time, the sheer volume of research & writing, and the struggle to make ends meet with low-pay, part-time work. The pressure and stress can build up quickly.
What a student needs is a straight-talking mentor, someone who has been through the process and survived, who can help them make critical decisions and see them through.
The Complete Seminary Survival Guide speaks with a voice of much-needed wisdom. It will appeal to new and experienced students alike because of its no-nonsense approach, and will explain how to make strategic changes right from the start. From How to Pick a Seminary to How to Read Masters Level Material Quickly, this book will help you succeed and will keep you on track with your relationships and family while you study. For those who wish to graduate seminary ready to serve, with their love for God and people intact, this book is a must-read.
Author Mark Warnock has two seminary degrees, an M. Div. & a Ph. D, and has pastored in Illinois and Florida for over twenty years. He knows the challenges of seminary life firsthand, and has written extensively on the subject for ten years at seminarysurvivalguide.com.
With friendly critiques of the seminary environment and pragmatic advice, Warnock takes a refreshingly honest look at theological education and offer real-world guidance to students wishing to survive seminary.