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Prepare to Thrive

A Survival Guide for Christian Students

Written by Patricia Engler; Foreword by Ken Ham
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  • Format: Softcover
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Length: 295 pages
  • Technicality: Layman
  • Ages: Teens – Adults
  • Publisher: Answers in Genesis
  • Published: 2022
  • SKU: 10-2-539
  • ISBN: 9781984410337
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It’s no secret that on the spiritual battlefield of colleges and universities, countless church-raised students walk away from their childhood faith before graduation. How can Christian students prepare for—and survive—the worldview battle in real classrooms? Discover field-tested strategies in this survival guide, Prepare to Thrive.


Prepare for the Challenges Ahead

After studying science as a Christian student at secular university, Patricia Engler backpacked around the world interviewing other Christian students. Those conversations revealed that while the problems students face often vary, the solutions they need are largely the same. Discover:

  • Vital facts that reveal the alarming realities of much of modern education.
  • Biblical strategies to build and maintain an uncompromised Christian worldview at university – and apply that worldview to impact culture.
  • Practical tips to navigate the trenches of colleges and universities, including tools to think through faith-challenging messages, handle worldview questions, and resist “brainwashing.”

Whether you’re a current or future student, parent, pastor, mentor, or any other Christian engaging with the culture, Prepare to Thrive is for you. It’s more than possible for students to enter the battlefield of modern education and emerge not only a Christian—but a stronger one.

Let’s find out how.

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Ken Ham

Ken Ham

Ken Ham is the Founder CEO of Answers in Genesis and its two popular attractions: the acclaimed Creation Museum and the internationally known Ark Encounter, which features a life-size 510-foot-long Noah’s Ark—sometimes described as the “8th Wonder of the Modern World.” Each year, the two attractions host over 1.5 million guests.

A much-in-demand Christian speaker and interview guest, Ham became well known throughout America for his 2014 evolution/creation debate with Bill Nye, TV’s “The Science Guy.”

Ham hosts the daily radio program Answers, now on 1,000 stations. He’s also the founder of the award-winning Answers magazine. In 2020, Ham launched Answers TV, an ambitious streaming service. His website of AnswersInGenesis.org has twice won the top award from the National Religious Broadcasters for best website.

A prolific blogger and author of more than 30 books, Ham’s newest releases are Divine Dilemma (understanding death, disease, and suffering), Divided Nation (about today’s culture wars), and the devotional commentary Creation to Babel.

Ken and his wife, Mally, have five children, many grandchildren, and a great-grandchild and reside in Northern Kentucky.

Read more about Ken below.


Patricia Engler lays out a tested and highly practical method for how Christians can survive higher education with their faith not just intact but deeply rooted and how other Christians can be part of grounding younger believers in their faith. We desperately need such an approach, and I’m thrilled Prepare to Thrive is available for students, parents, pastors, mentors, and others.

—Ken Ham, CEO Answers in Genesis

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