A Grander Story both inspires and equips Christian faculty to think differently about their lives and work. Whether serving at institutions public or private, research or teaching, two-year or four-year—as tenure-line professors, adjuncts, lecturers, or visiting scholars—our hope is that God will use this book to encourage each professor in his or her calling and help usher in the day when movements of Christ-following professors on every campus will be used by God to bless those around them and the world.
This delightful book is a celebration of our high calling as Christ-followers on the university campus. The life stories of the professors featured here are convicting, yet tenderly so; inspirational, yet also quietly comforting. Read this book to be uplifted; to find your place in God’s grand story; to know you are not alone; to integrate your faith and work; and to be equipped for ministry. Then give a copy to every Christian professor you know.
Charles M. C. Lee
Moghadam Family Professor of Management
Stanford Graduate School of Business
A Grander Story focuses on the particular challenges for Christians who find their vocations in contemporary academic life. It brings the insights of professors who have been faithful disciples in living out their calling to scholarship and teaching. The book will certainly be valuable to those who are already well into their careers; but it will be a special blessing to those who are just starting out in academic life and who, in light of the hostility towards Christian faith that is now rife in many sectors of the academy, wonder how they can achieve professional success while publicly bearing witness to Christ and his Gospel.
Robert P. George
McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
A Grander Story is an indispensable guide for Christians in the academy seeking to view their scholarship through the lens of God’s Kingdom. Theologically sound and full of practical insight, this text challenges current and future faculty to utilize their talents to exalt Christ in the mission field of the modern university.
Associate professor of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology