Amid the numerous books in this subject, "Conceiving the Christian College" is distinguished by its incisive discussion of a set of ideas widely misunderstood in the world of Christian higher education yet crucial to the task. Now serving in his eleventh year as president of one the nationbs foremost Christian colleges, Duane Litfin is well placed to ask pressing questions regarding faith-based education. What is unique about Christian colleges? What is required to sustain them? How do they maintain their bearing in the tumultuous intellectual seas of the twenty-first century? Litfinbs themes are large, but they are meant to refocus the conceptual challenges to Christian education in ways that will strengthen both the academic environment of todaybs Christian colleges and their impact on culture at large.