Seven Steps to Knowing, Doing and Experiencing The Will of God for Teens
Experiencing God at Home
By: Tom Blackaby, Mike Blackaby and Daniel Blackaby
Published by: B&H Publishing Group, Nashville, Tennessee, 2013
I was very pleased with this book! It is written by the son and two grandsons of the famous Henry Blackaby who wrote Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing The Will of God. I have never read the elder Mr. Blackaby's book, but I am certainly now entertaining the idea of finding it and reading it. His son and grandsons have made that great of an impression on me.
I just about guarantee that if you have a teenager in your life and you give them this book, they will learn much about how to learn about and serve God in their daily life. More than likely they won't be able to put the book down. It is written in such a way that it captures the attention. It shares personal experiences of each of the Blackaby's – some humorous, some challenging – as well as snapshots from history in helping to outline how to know and do God's will.
There are seven steps outlined:
- God is always at work around you;
- God Pursues a Love Relationship with You;
- God Invites You to become involved with Him in His work;
- God speaks by the Holy Spirit (this step is broken into four parts);
- God's invitation leads to a crisis of belief;
- You come to know Bod by experience as you obey Him, and He accomplishes His work through Him.
Each chapter is followed up with study questions and ample space to write your thoughts. This book is written in an engaging, thoughtful, sometimes humorous manner, and will hold your attention and make you think. It just might help you grow to know God in a more personal way.
Why not read this book along with your teen? It's not too simple for adults to learn from, and you might learn how to relate to your teen while you're at it!