Item description for Chosen to Be God's Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Samuel (Biblical Legacy Series) by Henry T. Blackaby & Wayne Shepherd...
Overview In this audiobook, Dr. Blackaby shows from the Scriptures how God took Samuel from a young lad asleep in the tabernacle and shaped him into becoming God's powerful voice for his age. What was there about Samuel that made him open and sensitive to God's calling? Certain defining moments appeared Samuel's life that God used to guide and shape him. Seeing how God worked with Samuel, we will recognize these defining moments in our own lives and allow God to shape us to be all He wants us to be. Unabridged.
Publishers Description In this audiobook, Dr. Blackaby shows from the Scriptures how God took Samuel from a young lad asleep in the tabernacle and shaped him into becoming God's powerful voice for his age. What was there about Samuel that made him open and sensitive to God's calling? Certain defining moments appeared in Samuel's life, that God used to guide and shape him. Seeing how God worked with Samuel, we will recognize these defining moments in our own lives, and allow God to shape us to be all He wants us to be.
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
Studio: Oasis Audio
Running Time: 338.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.92" Width: 5.72" Height: 0.98" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2004
Publisher Oasis Audio
Series Biblical Legacy
ISBN 1589262573 ISBN13 9781589262577
Availability 0 units.
More About Henry T. Blackaby & Wayne Shepherd
Henry T. Blackaby is the founder and president emeritus of Blackaby Ministries International, an organization built to help people experience God.
Born in British Columbia, Dr. Blackaby has devoted his lifetime to ministry. He has served as a music director, education director, and pastor in churches in California and Canada, as well as president of Canadian Baptist Theological College for seven years and president of the Canadian Southern Baptist Conference. He has provided leadership to thousands of pastors and laymen across North America and has spoken to missionaries and other groups in over ninety countries of the world.
Dr. Blackaby studied English and history at the University of British Columbia as an undergraduate and earned his B.D. and Th.M. from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds four honorary doctorate degrees.
In 1970, Dr. Blackaby followed God’s call to pastor a tiny church in Saskatoon, Canada. Not only did Faith Baptist Church grow to many times its original membership, but it led to the founding of thirty-eight new churches and became a center for pastoral training.
Dr. Blackaby went on to serve on staff at the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through the Home Mission Board, he led revival and spiritual awakening in the life of the convention. He also served as special assistant to the presidents of the International Mission Board and LifeWay Christian Resources. Although he is now officially retired, Dr. Blackaby continues to provide consultative leadership in the life of the Christian community.
Blackaby has published an array of spiritually influential messages in his lifetime, most notably Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God (1990), which has sold 7 million copies and has been translated into over 45 languages. His books, Experiencing God Together and Experiencing God Day by Day Devotional, both won the Gold Medallion Award.
Henry lives with his wife, Marilynn, in Rex, Georgia. He has five children (Richard, Tom, Melvin, Norman, and Carrie), all of whom are serving in Christian ministry, and fourteen grandchildren. His long-range goal is to encourage revival and spiritual awakening in the United States, Canada, and across the world through speaking, praying, enlisting, writing and mentoring. His hobbies are reading and traveling.
Henry Blackaby currently resides in Rex Rex. Henry Blackaby was born in 1935.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Chosen to Be God's Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Samuel (Biblical Legacy Series)?
Pride and Prejudice Apr 25, 2008
Rarely when reading a book, especially a Christian Bible study one, have I jumped up in total disgust and thrown the thing straight into the waste paper basket. Especially having paid good money for it ! It's not because I disagree with the author or come from a different tradition. I have many books in my library which I am at odds with and perhaps think may draw the wrong conclusions. But at least I respect the intention of the originator to present a side , a teaching or at least a point.
No, the reason why this book provoked such a reaction, is the self congratulating way the writer talks about himself and his ministry. According to the opening comments, Mr Blackaby brought revival to the Canadian prairies and is responsible for the establishment of hundreds of churches. He is according to his own words another Samuel, another mighty prophet in the land ! It is a debatable point to what the 'prairies ' "revival" actually meant. But I know personally of a number of ministers who All had a part in the movement. To single ones self as the originator, is at best boastful. And in any case who brings renewal ? The Holy Spirit does! So to claim credit for His work smacks of self ambition to me. It doesn't sound at all like the humble Samuel I read of in the Bible. The same with Chapter one's opening claim of he himself founding numerous churches. I thought Jesus founds the congregations and He is the chief corner stone ?
Maybe the author didn't intend to imply it this way in the book, but there are no qualifications or notes correcting these statements . If someone else had written this about him or he had let his ministry speak for itself I wouldn't as half be annoyed. But these self-aggrandizing opening salvos were too much. To me humility and a pointing away from self to Jesus, is a mark of a person truly being led by God's Spirit. If a writer does the opposite , one must tread very carefully about their other claims of " anointing " and success. Seldom I have felt so negative about a book that I cast it away, but this one managed to push all the wrong buttons.
I am not trying to throw stones on the author, or "judge" him too harshly . I just strongly object with the words he chooses to use in this book.
Choosen to be God's Prophet Jun 30, 2004
I used this book in the class I am sponsoring for Woven Ministries intitled Understanding God and His Covenants. It is a leadership class which stresses the foundations of Christianity in our service to God.
Henrey Blackaby's book "Chosen to be God's Prophet" is practical in knowledge for those interested in serious ministry. It is also useful for those interested in understanding the importance of being established in the Word for spiritual revival. As one who was used by God to usher in one of the great North American revivals, Henry Blackaby comes across not only convincingly, but also with credentials not to be ignored. Being rooted through three generations (four, if you count his children)of full time ministry in the church has given Mr. Blackaby insight that few Christian writers can equel.
I used this book as a reference for my final sermon to the class entitled "What it means to be Rooted, Grounded and Established in the Word". I found that the points Mr. Blackaby stresses were consistant with the teachings of scripture in the Old and New Testaments. In his reference to "Defining Moments" Mr. Blackaby stresses the importance of what defines our hearts now and establishes the path of our future. His reference to "remembering God's works" in our lives, and the importance of "fear of sin" were effective parallels to the wisdom to be gleaned from Isreals 40-year trek thru the desert. Mr. Blackaby's knowledge of World History and Judeo-Christian History blend well with his personal life experiences to show us credible insights for those interested in being set apart in their service to God. The book's seriousness and candor twords sin and the importance of the Word may not set well with some of the Grace Only belivers, but it seams to be balanced within the confines of scripture. I enjoyed the message of this book and I'm looking forward to reading Mr. Blackaby's book on Christian Leadership.