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When Worlds Collide: Stepping Up and Standing Out in an Anti-God Culture Paperback – June 1, 2011
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About the Author
Daniel Blackaby is a student at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary near San Francisco, California, and an avid musician. He loves dusty old classic literature. He is also an author of young-adult fantasy; the first book of his debut series The Lost City Chronicles will be published June 5, 2012.
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.
Top Customer Reviews
First of all I loved the concept of the colliding worlds which I took to mean world views. So many young people grow up with a world view they absorb and adopt from their parents, friends and pop culture. Most of them don't even know they have a world view, they just "think a certain way about stuff" and don't really question those thoughts. But when they leave home for college, they are suddenly forced to take a look at what they believe and why they believe it. That is where the authors displayed their first stroke of brilliance by using the metaphors of Cave Dwellers, Cave-ins or Colliders to describe how young people typically react to the outside forces that shake their world. Cave dwellers simply hide out in Christian community -- not good. Cave-ins compromise or reject what they once claimed to believe and go with the flow. But Colliders stand their ground because they know God, know what they believe and are willing to be counted as one of His.
The book is loaded with laugh-out-loud stories written with a flair (and drama -- even melodrama!) that young people love. My 23 year-old son and 30-ish daughters all howled out loud many times as they read this book.Read more ›
Having watched these two young men grow up in our church, (I heard them each preach their first sermon), to now seeing how God is using them both in ministry, I can testify to their Godly character! Their book is a must-read for today's youth, college and career, and parent. Mike and Dan have stood true to their Christian heritage and to their beliefs while still running around in Star Wars and Harry Potter paraphernalia :)
What I appreciate about Mike and Daniel is their self-deprecating humour sprinkled liberally throughout the book. They don't take themselves too seriously, but they are very serious when it comes to young people "colliding" intentionally with the world.
As Mike and Dan write in their book: "Surely nothing galls (or delights) the world more than Christians who act holy on Sunday but live the rest of the week the same way everyone else does. It's something to think about when we are tempted to "blend in so we can witness." Should we wonder when the world concludes: "If their faith is so important, why do they try so hard to act just like us?"
This is a must-read book for youth, college and career and parents alike!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Incredible read. Love the analogy of the cave and the 3 different ways we participate in that. Read this book.Published on June 7, 2014 by JeniP
The book is very relevant to today. The authors are funny and amazing story tellers, tying each story in to the points they're making.Published on May 24, 2014 by Denise D Clymer
My daughter enjoyed reading this book. She had met the authors' niece who recommended it. Glad she found it on Amazon.Published on August 9, 2013 by girlsmom
This is a wonderful book. Very convicting. It geared for 18-23 but I really enjoyed it and I am in 40's. Worth the time to read! :0)Published on March 25, 2013 by Gotcha :0)