Jordan Wheeler

What was the most influential book you read besides the Bible and why? The Harry Potter series influenced my outlook on the world. It is a fantastic example of the battle between good and evil, but it also taught me what to value in life like friendships, earning the things I work for and what…

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David Voorkamp

What was the most influential book you read besides the Bible and why? Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto. It changed the way I view our educational system and much of my own journey through the compulsory schooling world. What is your funniest or favorite memory at Geneva? On my first day of…

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Callen Vaught

What was the most influential book you read besides the Bible and why? If You Find this Letter by Hannah Brencher has been the most influential book I have read. The book motivated me to have an intentional love for others through letters! It taught me to use my thoughts in an active way to…

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Scott Standerfer

What was the most influential book you read besides the Bible and why? The most influential book I’ve read besides the Bible is definitely Silence. It changed the way I view God and Christianity. What is your funniest or favorite memory at Geneva? I have so many favorite memories at Geneva, but one time, in…

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Thomas Rykert

What was the most influential book you read besides the Bible and why? Amusing Ourselves to Death was the most influential book I read. This book really opened my eyes to the grasp that TV and social media have on our society and what this means for us as Christians. What is your funniest or…

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Reagan Mowery

What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why? The most influential book I have read besides the Bible would have to be Silence by Shisaku Endo. We read this book in worldview class and it just made me really stop and think how far I would go for the cause of Christ. What…

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Aimée Metzger

What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why? The most influential book I have read at Geneva besides the Bible is Silence by Shusaku Endo. There was legitimate conflict and good discussion in our worldview class. It forced me to think deeply about my faith. What is your favorite or…

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Tyler McBroom

What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why? The most impactful book I have read is probably Silence. Seeing a different worldview that was completely against Christians was very eye opening. What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva? Spirit Week is always super fun because you get to…

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Camille Lewellyn

What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why? Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior by Leonard Mlodinow because it changed my perspective so much on what’s reality and helped me pick my thesis topic, which is always nice. What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva? Seeing…

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Ethan Houser

What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why? Shoe Dog by Phil Knight influenced me the most. This book opened my eyes to what one of the most prosperous companies went through to achieve success. It also opened my eyes to how Phil Knight thought about events, obstacles and everyday…

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Aidan Hamilton

What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why? Silence by Shusaku Endo was the most influential book because it gave me a unique and very gritty perspective on Christianity and its impact that few other books/movies/etc. can really explore. It was also exceptionally well written and engrossing. What is your…

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Daniel Grover

What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why? Calvin and Hobbes: There’s Treasure Everywhere influenced me the most. It taught me a love for imagination and stuffed animals. What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva? My favorite and funniest memory was in kindergarten when William Cone snorted beads…

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Eleanor Galbreath

What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why? I should probably say like the entirety of The Harvard Classics or something equally scholarly and pretentious, but honestly, The Giving Tree (not even kidding; I’m obsessed with emotionally-moving kids’ books) or a collection of Mary Oliver poems or something like that has been…

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Wyatt Erfurt

What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why? Silence was the most influential book because it put what martyrdom is really about in perspective and that my faith in America has never been tested to this extent. What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva? The funniest moment for me was…

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Andrew De Luna

What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why? My favorite book was Silence by Shusaku Endo which I read in Mr. Shelton’s class. It was a nice change-up from the books we read at Geneva because it was a slower-paced book and the story was very intriguing. What is your…

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Vivian Biles

What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why? Mere Christianity has been the most influential book I have read. The book was helpful in understanding the depth of what it means to be a Christian. It also expanded my point of view on how the world works and how to…

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Aisling Ayers

What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why? This is such a hard question… wow. The most influential book I have read is probably either Mere Christianity or Between Shades of Gray. The words of C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity presented new thoughts and analogies to me and challenged me…

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Jillian Albus

What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why? I can think of plenty of books that have influenced me. One series in particular, though, has proven to be a very welcome slap in the face whenever I forget how amazing life is. I had only started to read some childhood…

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