Ascension Press

Disorientation: How to Go to College Without Losing Your Mind

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They’re leaving home…will they leave the faith?

Every year, thousands of young Catholics leave their homes for higher education at our nation’s colleges and universities. Very few realize, however, that from orientation day onward, they will be indoctrinated with a vision of reality that is very different from the values their families hold dear.

Sadly, many of our young people will fall prey to one or more of the dominant ideologies engrained in their college education, ideologies that can lead them away from the Church and, ultimately, their faith in God.

Students who are not taught how to think critically or who lack the tools needed to sift through the logic of these positions are easily swayed by the smooth sophistry of the intellectual elite.

For this reason, twelve of the top Catholic writers in America—professors, priests, journalists, philosophers, and theologians—have come together in the book Disorientation: How to Go to College Without Losing Your Mind, to dissect the trendy ideas that can lead young Catholics away from the Church.

Disorientation is intellectual ammunition for every college student and parent, as it breaks down the history, analyzes the appeal, and debunks the empty promises of such wildly popular errors as:

  • Hedonism
  • Relativism
  • Progressivism
  • Modernism
  • Scientism
  • Fundamentalism
  • Radical Feminism
  • Multiculturalism
  • ...and more.

With contributions from Jimmy Akin, Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Peter Kreeft, Elizabeth Scalia, Mark Shea and many more, this book is guaranteed to get college students thinking hard about what their professors are telling them—and what they should really believe.

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Various Authors
Softcover, 180 pages
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1 Review

  • 5
    Stuff kids NEED to be prepared for! Not just for college-aged!

    Posted by Shari L. on Dec 6th 2022

    I admit it - I bought this book for a friend's kid who will enter college soon.... and read it myself before shipping it off. Even though it's been decades since I was in college, I indeed heard many if not all of these theories espoused in class. You need to have a well-formed faith to stand up to the indoctrination present in schools these days - don't wait for college - let your high school-aged kids read this, or better yet, read it as a family and discuss the concepts - BEFORE you send your kid off to school. Highly recommend!

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