Surviving and Thriving in Seminary: An Academic and Spiritual Handbook
This is a no-nonsense guide to success in seminary. We are not going to teach you theology or give you an introduction to biblical studies; this is what your courses will do. Instead, we want to talk to you about things that should be covered in every seminary orientation. We want not only to help you understand the reality of what you are getting yourself into, but also to equip you with the skills to succeed - spiritually, relationally, and academically.
Students attend seminary for many reasons. You may be pursuing vocational ministry. You may want to go on to doctoral studies. Or you may just be taking courses, residentially or online, out of interest and a desire for growth. While we all have our own particular goals, we believe there are certain skills and habits that apply to anyone in a seminary context. So whether you are on the cusp of entering seminary, you are already there (perhaps you have become frustrated with your own experience), or your professor assigned this as introductory reading in one of your first seminary courses, we believe that this book can help encourage and give you the skills you need to survive and thrive.
Zacharias, H. Daniel and Forrest, Benjamin, "Surviving and Thriving in Seminary: An Academic and Spiritual Handbook" (2017). Faculty Publications and Presentations. 37.