My youngest daughter just graduated high school.
In so many ways I am THRILLED for all the things that lay ahead for her, but in just as many ways, I am nervous for the challenges that she will face ahead.
Homeschooling our children allowed us to nurture their talents and raise them to be godly young ladies.
Some may say they were sheltered, but I think the Lord allowed us to show them a balance of being in the world but not of it.
I was excited to get the chance to review When Worlds Collide – Stepping Up and Standing Out in Anti-God Culture by Mike and Daniel Blackaby. I had read the basic information on this book and new it was something not only did I want to sit and read, but something that I wanted to share with my daughter before she heads out into the world of secular colleges and situations that will challenge her faith.
I’ve raised my girls telling them that I can share the gospel story with them, but for them it has to go beyond a head knowledge – they have to make it their own faith – walk their own walk – have their own relationship with Christ.
When Worlds Collide is written in such a way that any young adult can relate. It’s spoken in their language and if packed with stories that will not only make them laugh, but allows them to see they aren’t out in the world alone.
About the book:
The media-driven world places enormous pressure on people to conform to its secular point of view—and young people are especially susceptible to this ploy. Writing to a student audience, authors Mike and Daniel Blackaby (the grandsons of Experiencing God author Henry Blackaby) explain how Christians typically respond to this pressure in one of three ways, assigning names for each group:
“Cave-Ins” are Christians who accept the world’s values and compromise their faith or abandon it altogether. “Cave-Dwellers” are believers who fear the world and seek to insulate themselves from it and its influence as much as possible. “Colliders” are the Christians who remain true to their faith yet effectively engage the world and are used by God to change peoples’ lives.
When Worlds Collide is the Blackabys’ case for becoming a Collider. In chapters packed with story-based devotional thoughts, plenty of humor, and easy steps for application, they prove it’s possible to live an authentic Christian life that meets the world head-on without spiritual compromise.
If you have teenagers and or young adults, I HIGHLY recommend this book. Not only for them, but for you the parent.