Saturday, July 23, 2011
When Worlds Collide by Mike and Daniel Blackaby
Stepping Up and Standing in An Anti-God Culture
The media-driven world places enormous pressure on people to conform to its secular point of view—and young people are especially susceptible to this ploy. Writing to a student audience, authors Mike and Daniel Blackaby (the grandsons of Experiencing God author Henry Blackaby) explain how Christians typically respond to this pressure in one of three ways, assigning names for each group:
"Cave-Ins" are Christians who accept the world's values and compromise their faith or abandon it altogether. "Cave-Dwellers" are believers who fear the world and seek to insulate themselves from it and its influence as much as possible. "Colliders" are the Christians who remain true to their faith yet effectively engage the world and are used by God to change peoples' lives.
When Worlds Collide is the Blackabys' case for becoming a Collider. In chapters packed with story-based devotional thoughts, plenty of humor, and easy steps for application, they prove it's possible to live an authentic Christian life that meets the world head-on without spiritual compromise.
About the authors
Mike Blackaby is the college and young adult pastor at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Georgia, a youth conference speaker, and graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He loves to play music and will ride any roller coaster as long as someone goes with him.
Daniel Blackaby is a student at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary near San Francisco, California, and an avid musician. He and his older brother Mike, are contributing writers to Josiah Road, a spiritual development initiative that encourages students to stand up and lead as Christ followers in their campus communities.
Both men are also speakers with Blackaby Ministries International led by their father Richard Blackaby and grandfather Henry Blackaby, coauthors of the best-selling book and Bible study Experiencing God.
Reading level: Ages 9-12 (Marysworld note-the book is written in a style and chapter layout that makes it appealing to teens and even adults. By briefly thumbing through the book, you'd never know it was for ages 9-12)
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: B&H Books; Original edition (June 1, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches