Number 14 (2015)


Dear Readers:

We are pleased to share with you another edition of Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development. We trust that you will find these articles and book reviews to be helpful in informing your work as educators. This year, you will discover five feature articles that explore pertinent issues of spirituality, sexuality, race, gender, and the academy. These articles are followed by a collection of book reviews that are intended to introduce us to new publications that will guide and shape our efforts as student development practitioners.

We are grateful to those who work to make Growth possible, including Dr. Jason Morris, Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Abilene Christian University who serves in the role of Book Review Editor, and Britney Graber, a graduate student from Taylor University, who joined the Growth staff this year as the Assistant Editor. They, along with our peer review team, have put forth great effort to produce an edition that represents strong scholarship and is diverse in its coverage of topics.

We particularly want to encourage you, the reader, to consider submitting manuscripts for consideration for future issues of Growth; the next edition will be published in the spring of 2016. This will be an exciting edition as it celebrates the 15th anniversary of the journal. Publication guidelines are included in this issue on the inside of the back cover and are also available via the Association for Christians in Student Development web site: www.acsd.org/participate/write-for-growthjournal/. We are especially interested in manuscripts presenting original or basic research and encourage anyone who has recently completed a graduate thesis or dissertation to submit an article.

We as a publication team would like to thank you for your support of Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development. We hope your read will be both engaging and challenging.

Skip Trudeau, Co-Editor
Tim Herrmann, Co-Editor

Full Issue



Program Model for Women’s Leadership Development and Career Success
Andrea N. Timmerman and Laura M. Rodeheaver-Van Gelder

Book Reviews


The Next Christians
Paul Stonecipher


Skip Trudeau
Tim Herrmann

Book Review Editor

Jason Morris

Assistant Editor

Britney Graber

Technical Editor

Elaine Friedberg

Peer Reviewers

Hannah Adderley
Josh Craton
Julia VanderMolen
Kirsten TenHaken
David Restrick
Mackenzie Lechlitner
Seth Oldham

Design & Layout

Steven Christensen