Unless we are standing for those in need, we have missed what pleases God. “He despises our worship and finds it disgusting,” author Taylor Field writes. Upside-Down Devotion takes a probing and thought-provoking look at the scriptural concept of devotion and worship. Not worship as we normally think of it on Sunday morning, but rather the biblical principles of worship expressed through tangible means to those in trouble. When extreme action for your remarkable God is fueled, this fresh narrative will compel you to show your desire for Him through your do-votion.
Item #: N144111
Category: Christian Life
Size: 6 X 9 Inches
Page Count: 192
Pack Qty: 36
Pub Date: May 2014
“As I read Your Pain is Changing You – unable to put it down – I could also feel it changing me.”
– Jim Amoss, editor, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune
“After reading Your Pain is Changing You, you will see that not only do your trials make you strong, but in fact they make you better!”
– Fred Luter, pastor Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, New Orleans; Southern Baptist Convention president, 2012-2014
“A book that will touch your heart at many different levels.”
– Dr. Frank S. Page, president, Executive Committee, Southern Baptist Convention
“Open this book and you will find David taking you on a journey to a deeper understanding of your own heart.”
– Dr. Chuck Kelley, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
About the Author
As interesting as his writing, compassionate pastor and former reporter David Crosby has walked with many individuals through their pain, including one of the nation’s most horrific natural disasters. As pastor of the First Baptist Church New Orleans, he was there for the Hurricane Katrina aftermath. More recently, he endured the suffering associated with a life-threatening ordeal impacting his grandson and the roller-coaster ride the family took until he recovered. David is active in community and denominational affairs, and has received many rewards and recognition for his civic involvement.
David is the founder and president of the Baptist Crossroads Project that has built 91 homes in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans in a partnership with Habitat for Humanity. CrossroadsNola, its new name, is now turning its focus to addressing the needs of foster children in the region. He is also a member of the board of New Orleans Baptist Ministries which operates a shelter for women and children, Baptist Friendship House, and is building a medical clinic in the Lower Ninth Ward, an underserved area.
He has received many awards and recognitions for his efforts, including: Honorable Mention, New Orleanian of the Year, Gambit Weekly, 2006; Role Model Award for 2005, Young Leadership Council of New Orleans; Home Depot Foundation, NeighborWoods Award, 2006, for building healthy and sustainable communities (Baptist Crossroads); Board of Directors Philanthropy Award, 2007; AFP of Greater New Orleans (Baptist Crossroads); Selection Committee, Times-Picayune Loving Cup (civic award), 2007, 2012.
He and high school sweetheart, Janet Rose Crosby, live in Louisiana and have three children and eight grandchildren.