Finding God (and Self) on Campus

James Franklin and Becky Zartman

Jun/2020, 176 Pages, PAPER, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9781640652835

This thought-provoking book for college students deals with issues of faith, identity, sex, success, failure, and everything in between, through the concept of belovedness.

Every student’s story is different, they have the same questions in common. Who am I? How do I make good choices? What does it mean to be successful? How do I navigate changing relationships with my family, my peers, my significant other? And how do I do all of this faithfully while in college? All of these issues are approached through fundamental questions: “What if I really, truly believed that I was beloved beyond all measure? How would that influence who I become and what I do?”

Along with the authors, eight campus ministers from across several denominations contributed to this volume to help students navigate questions of life and faith in the world of high-pressure college campuses. Telling it like it is with wit and wisdom drawn from scripture, tradition, and life experience, this book offers profound and practical reminders of what it is to be beloved.

James Franklin is the Episcopal Campus and Young Adult Missioner to Wake Forest University, Salem College, UNC School of the Arts, and Winston Salem State. After the military, seminary, and a brief stint in parish ministry, he answered the call to be a campus minister, where he helps create beloved community. James can usually be found in campus coffee shops meeting with students.

Becky Zartman is the Canon for Welcome and Evangelism at Christ Church Cathedral in Houston. Previously she was the Episcopal Missioner to Georgetown University. Becky’s ministry has been focused on young adulthood. She serves on the Way of Love working group, writing curricula for The Episcopal Church and Lifelong Learning at VTS, academic coaching of international seminarians, and teaching churches the spirituality of hospitality.


  • college
  • faith
  • high school
  • young adults
  • campus ministry

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