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Meet Dr. Norman Blackaby

"Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'” Psalm 91:1-2

Dr. Norman Blackaby grew up in Saskatoon Saskatchewan and Vancouver British Columbia. He left Canada to attend school at Hardin Simmons University where he received a BBS degree in History and Criminal Justice. Dr. Blackaby received an MDiv with Biblical Languages as well as a PhD in Biblical Background and Archaeology from Southwestern Seminary. He served with Blackaby Ministries International for six years as well as a Senior Pastor for two churches. In addition, he taught as an Adjunct Professor for the Canadian Baptist Seminary and eleven years as a Professor at Dallas Baptist University. Blackaby is the co-author of several books including "Character: The Heartbeat of a Disciple's Life," "Encounters with God: Transforming Your Bible Study," "Experiencing Prayer with Jesus," "Called and Accountable: Discovering Your Place In God's Eternal Purpose," "Encountering God Study Bible," as well as numerous discipleship studies and books.