Author(s): Luke Cawley
A meeting in a restaurant in Eastern Europe is suddenly interrupted by secret police. Public artworks are installed in a Guatemalan town to confront injustice perpetrated by gangs and government. A ministry begins in the Solomon Islands where none existed before. All this is the work of students and young people in their twenties – the very age of the disciples when Jesus handed over his ministry to them.
Drawing together incredible, gripping stories from different nationally-led student movements spanning every region of the globe – from North America to Romania, from movements with official recognition, to those persecuted to the point of being driven underground – Campus Lights explores how student mission not only survives, but flourishes across the world today.
Told in Cawley’s journalistic, diverse and engaging style, Campus Lights reveals how students and young people are taking risks to share their faith, continuing the legacy of Jesus’ young disciples as they went out into the world and changed nations.
Far more than a book on student mission, Campus Lights will inspire all leaders, encouraging them to take risks for the Kingdom in their own context, and showing how students and young people can be catalysts for change in our world.
“A fresh and challenging portrayal of God at work in the student world … Replete with striking illustrations of the passion and courage of evangelical students (and graduates) from every corner of the globe … a strong justification of the strategic importance and life-shaping influence of ministry in this key area of life.” – Lindsay Brown, Former General Secretary, IFES “There is something remarkable and significant about Christian students from a variety of backgrounds joining together in vibrant student witness to share the good news of Jesus on campus. In these exciting stories, Luke Cawley recounts some of what God is doing on campuses around the world. I encourage you to read them and be encouraged, challenged and inspired.” – Ben Carswell