When Brown University student Kevin Roose told his parents he wanted to attend Jerry Falwellâ€™s Liberty University for a semester, they were obviously shaken. After all, they had raised him to be a good liberal with solid Democratic valuesâ€”where had they gone wrong?! Then Kevin explained that he wanted to enroll undercover in order to write a book about what it was really like inside the cloistered world of Christian college, and they relaxedâ€¦a little. The result of Rooseâ€™s anti-secular semester sojourn is this enlightening, balanced and highly entertaining book, where he shares his experiences with dating Liberty girls (â€œHand holding and hugging are the only official displays of physical affection allowed at Libertyâ€¦and hugging only for a three-second maximumâ€), taking Liberty science classes (one professor provides physical dimensions for Noahâ€™s ark and explains how the animals were in a state of hibernation so they didnâ€™t need as much food), and checking out Every Manâ€™s Battle meetings, â€œLibertyâ€™s on-campus support group for pornography addicts and chronic masturbators.â€ But while some aspects of Christian collage were exactly what he expected, Roose was also surprised by how honest, kind, and funny his dorm mates were, and how much they struggled with the strict rules of Christianity that they professed to completely agree with. Although he was deeply troubled by the rampant homophobia that existed on campus and the anti-evolutionary stance taken by the faculty (some of whom are highly respected and published scientists) he was also deeply touched by the sincerity of these same students and faculty when it came to praying and helping one another through difficult times. Roose also really loved singing in the church choir, waking up on Sunday mornings without a hangover, and the surprisingly lack of pressure when it came to asking out Liberty girls. As someone who graduated from a (slightly) less strict Christian college than Liberty, and who no longer follows that spiritual path but still has friends who do, I really appreciated Rooseâ€™s tone, which was always open-minded and respectful and never condescending or patronizing. You can read more about Rooseâ€™s evangelical experience on his blog and website.