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Walston's Guide to Christian Distance Learning:
5th Edition

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Letters of Recommendation

I have enjoyed reading Walston's Guide to Christian Distance Learning. This book is an excellent resource regarding religious schools. A "must read" when conducting thorough background work. I recognized many of my “alma maters,” and I felt right at home with L.I.A.R.S. [a bogus organization identified in this book]. In fact, I believe I even met some of their school officials when I investigated Degree Mills for the FBI.—Allen Ezell FBI Agent (Retired) headed the agency's diploma mill task force known as DipScam.

Walston's Guide is the first place I look when I need a tough but fair evaluation and description of a school offering religious degrees by distance learning. It is a most valuable resource for students, registrars, human resource professionals, and the media.– Dr. John B. Bear, Author of Bears' Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning

Walston's Guide is an excellent and comprehensive resource for identifying and describing both accredited and non-accredited distance learning degree programs offered by church-related postsecondary institutions. It is used by this office, along with other widely recognized higher education directories.—Russell G. Fitzgerald, Executive Director, Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)

Walston’s Guide serves as one of our primary sources of information in responding to inquires. We cannot overstate its usefulness to us!—Dr. Randall E. Bell, Associate Director, Association for Biblical Higher Education

Through this book, Rick Walston has provided a needed resource for those considering distance learning. Walston's Guide is packed with useful information that will assist you in making the best decision for your continued education.Jack Kragt, Academic Sales Manager for Zondervan Publishing House

. . . a veritable treasure-house of information . . . essential reading for anyone embarking upon a distance learning course. It addresses so many questions that a would-be student wants to have answered. And it has the splendid quality of being presented in a commonsense, logical way. I have used the Guide and will continue to use it with great interest.—Robert Brinley Jones, D.Phil. (Oxford University), F.S.A. (London) President of the University of Wales Lampeter

I am on my conference’s Ministerial Education and Guidance Board. We guide people as they work toward ordination, and screen those who wish to enter our conference as pastors, etc. This last Saturday your book, Walston’s Guide to Christian Distance Learning 5th ed., helped us identify the questionable credentials of one applicant (see attached resume). Your book showed me that the accreditor for the schools was bogus and a quick visit to websites of the schools revealed very substandard requirements for the degrees and a questionable faculty. Thanks a million. — Russ Veldman


– Learn how to earn your desired degree entirely off campus
– Lists more than 300 schools
– Has been updated to include many web page and email addresses of schools
– Gives new information on Global Accreditation and Recognition
– Lists information on hundreds of Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral programs
– Gives solid information about American accreditation
– Identifies which "schools" to avoid

Additional Information

Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 316
ISBN: 978-1602660588
Publisher: Xulon Press
Publish Date: 2007

Ways To Purchase

NOTE: This edition is now out of print . . . available only while supplies last.
However, it can still be found on Amazon.com. Just go to Amazon and type in "Walston's Guide to Christian Distance Learning, 5th Edition" into the search box.

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