The Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving Together Belief and Behavior, By Steven Garber

The Fabric of Faithfulness

Weaving Together Belief and Behavior

Expanded Edition

by Steven Garber

The Fabric of Faithfulness
  • Length: 222 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: January 11, 2007
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 3319
  • ISBN: 9780830833191

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Voted one of Christianity Today's Books of the Year

All kinds of important choices are made during the college years. Young men and women explore what they really believe about the nature of the world and the purpose of life. They choose their work. They build friendships or even choose to marry. They develop goals and adopt habits that may very well last a lifetime.

Yet late modernity is not a welcome environment for the emotional, intellectual and spiritual formation that occurs during these critical years. Society is increasingly fragmented. And the educational system itself, fragmented and specialized, may disintegrate more than it integrates.

Professors, campus ministers, parents, youth pastors and others who are concerned with college students face an immense challenge in these days. How do they help Christian students, during one of the most eventful and intense periods of life, learn to connect what they believe about the world with how they live in it?

Drawing on the history of ideas, ethics, sociology and a host of examples from contemporary popular culture, Steven Garber vigorously engages just that question. His book, The Fabric of Faithfulness, is must reading for all those who work on campuses and care about today's students.



1. Learning to Care
2. The Problem Its Parameters
3. Education for What Purpose? Competence to What End?
4. Making Sense of It All
5. A Worldview, a Way of Life
6. Masters, Mentors Moral Meaning
7. The Context of a Common Life
8. Convictions, Character, Community Incarnate

Epilogue: The Vocation of Healed Healers


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Steven Garber

Steven Garber is professor of marketplace theology and director of the program in leadership, theology, and society at Regent College, Vancouver, BC. His books include Visions of Vocation and The Fabric of Faithfulness. Married to Meg, they have five children and several grandchildren.