If you are a follower of Christ, then you know that we are in the midst of Holy Week, a time for reflection on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, our Savior. My mom’s health hasn’t been great this past weekend, so I may miss some of the events my church holds. I hope not. Thursday is communion and a reenactment of the washing of the disciples’ feet. Good Friday takes us to the Old Penitentiary where we view three scenes: Gethsemane/Betrayal; Courtyard/Denial; and Golgotha/Death. And of course, Easter Sunday there’s the Sunrise service followed by Celebration of the Risen Lord. It’s a precious, meaningful time.
With the importance of this week in our minds and hearts, allow me to tell you about a new book that is just out: Experiencing the Resurrection: The Everyday Encounter That Changes Your Life by Henry and Melvin Blackaby. If you ever had the good fortune of doing the marvelous previous Blackaby study, Experiencing God, you’ll know you want to read this small volume too.
Dr. Henry Blackaby, president emeritus of Blackaby Ministries, is the author of more than a dozen books, including the best-selling classic Experiencing God. He has spent his life in ministry, serving as a music director and as a senior pastor for churches in California and Canada. Today he provides consultative leadership on prayer for revival and spiritual awakening on a global level. He and his wife make their home in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Melvin Blackaby coauthored with his father, Henry Blackaby, the Gold Medallion winner Experiencing God Together. He travels extensively as a conference speaker. He and his wife and their three children live in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, where he serves as senior pastor of Bow Valley Baptist Church.
Leave a comment on this blog post, and your name will be included in a drawing to win a copy of Experiencing the Resurrection . Here’s the blurb:
What does the resurrection of Christ really mean for us? What does it reveal about the heart and mind of God? And what real differences can the miracle of the resurrection make in your life today?
Discover answers to those and other questions as you examine God’s Word with this companion study guide to the book Experiencing the Resurrection by Henry Blackaby and Melvin Blackaby.
Packed with practical notes, advice, and questions for reflection, this highly interactive guide—ideal for small group or individual use—shows you how to witness Christ’s resurrection in and through your life. Each chapter of the book is explored in a flexible one-week format with “life change objectives” that arise from applying the truth for each day to your life.
I’ve only had the time to review a small portion of Experiencing the Resurrection, but I know it will be a blessing to all who read it.
And may you experience the resurrection anew throughout this week.
In the grip of His grace,