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Brazos Press So You're Thinking about Going to Seminary: An Insider's Guide

I think I want to go to seminary, but is seminary right for me? What is seminary like? How do I figure out which schools to apply to? If you or someone you know or counsel is asking these questions, this book is for you. A true insider, Derek Cooper answers the questions of anyone considering or just starting seminary, as well as questions they may not have considered. With plenty of personal stories and experience, he explains what seminary is, whether seminary can provide the right training for different kinds of ministry, the practical aspects of going to seminary (money, location, theological affiliation, etc.), how much time seminary takes, what classes are like, and what the different degrees offer. Cooper also shares his extensive experience in researching seminaries and gives practical pointers on how to evaluate schools online, how to apply, and what to expect during the process. He even includes an appendix of theological terms for understanding the language of seminary and seminary websites. The only book of its kind, this engaging, thoughtful guide helps both prospective and beginning students make wise choices and know what to expect as they begin this life-changing experience.

Derek Cooper (M.Div., Biblical Theological Seminary) is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Lutheran Theological Seminary and is an adjunct professor at Esperanza College. Due to work, family, and program requirements, Derek has attended classes at six different seminaries. He lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, with his wife.

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Very Informative

Date:March 14, 2011
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I plan to buy a second copy to give to a friend who is contemplating attending seminary. This is a must read book for those considering seminary.
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very helpful

Date:January 12, 2011
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This book was a gift for my son going to seminary this January.
I reviewed it and it looked insightful and helpful for him, although he has already made the decision to attend. Hopefully it will give him a few new things for him to review. Thank you however this book is being funded. I am sure the price does not reflect what it costs to print .
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Date:June 22, 2010
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Marjorie Edwards
I found this book to be especially informative and easy to follow. I feel that I have gained months on my decision-making process because of Derek Cooper. However, my only dissappointment was that there was no discussion on Deaconess studies, and I realize this may be a relatively new course of study. I am glad I purchased and read this book.
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