Henry Blackaby, author of influential Christian works like "Experiencing God" and founder of Blackaby Ministries International, is turning 80 this year. And his monumental book "Experiencing God" is being celebrated for its 25th anniversary.
To celebrate both events, a two-day event was held on April 17-19 in the worship center at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, Georgia.It featured worship, music, and well wishes given by various people, including former President George W. Bush, Anne Graham Lotz, and Saddleback senior pastor Rick Warren.
Mel Blackaby, senior pastor at First Baptist Jonesboro and third son of Blackaby, told The Christian Post that "it is a wonderful time to reflect on the legacy my father has not only set for his family but for an untold number of believers across the globe. It has been my honor to read every book he has written; co-author several books with him; but more importantly, see the exemplary life he has lived daily."
"Through my personal travels all over the world, I am always humbled by the number of testimonies I receive on how God has used my Dad's writings to change lives."
Published and updated several times since 1990, "Experiencing God" calls on readers to focus on scriptural realities when dealing with their relationship with the Almighty.