Watch for my forthcoming review of the updated and revised edition of the classic Experiencing God in November as well as the e-mail interview with the author(s) that will follow.
Seventeen years later, Experiencing God retold
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In 1991, Henry Blackaby unleashed a new style for practicing Christianity. Although the book quietly went to press and hit shelves without a stir in the media, it would go on to sell more then seven million copies (in addition to related materials and studies) and was translated into 45 languages. It was such a phenomenon, even a musical was adapted from the manuscript.
Now 17 years later, the bestselling book, Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God (B&H Books, August 2008, 978-0-8054-4753-8, $14.99) continues to thrive as the leading resource for Christians – only today it is told from a new perspective.
This fall, B&H Books announces a long-anticipated revised and expanded edition of the Christian classic, with more than 70 percent of its content re-written. Collaborating with his son, Richard Blackaby, and the book’s original editor, Claude King, Henry Blackaby brings readers seven new chapters and dozens of contemporary true stories from readers who – thanks to the book – have experienced God first-hand.
“After seeing how Experiencing God was used to teach and challenge people around the world, we felt it was time to revise and update the course,” says Henry who has been invited on several occasions to minister at the United Nations, the Pentagon and the White House. “While I’ve heard many marvelous testimonies from those who encountered God as they studied the material, I have also been asked numerous questions I didn’t anticipate when we first put the course together. The result is a completely revised and expanded edition more comprehensive than the original version.”
Based on seven biblical principles, Experiencing God teaches readers how to develop a true relationship with God and understand how God is works through them. This life-changing understanding leads readers to realize what it means to know and do His will.
“I can’t tell you how thrilling it has been for me to see the way God has used that material to impact His kingdom,” Henry says. “I have ministered in 114 countries, and everywhere I have gone, people have tearfully related how God used the book to transform their lives. Countless individuals have told me they’re serving in their church or on the mission field or in their current job because of what God said to them while they were studying Experiencing God.”
Most recently, one of the resources in the book’s line of study materials called Experiencing God, Day by Day, was featured in Newsweek in light of the fact that more than 50,000 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan received a copy.