The thought that provokes thought is much more valuable than the thought that is only an echo of an accepted truth. – Thomas W. Hanford
From the single, pure, infallible truth of Jesus Christ from which Christianity was born, the religion has since splintered into an overwhelmingly vast number of denominations, each laying claim to the firm truth of its doctrine. This situation can sow confusion for modern-day Christians as they wrestle with complex questions about spirituality and morality. In light of these challenging circumstances, first-time author Thomas Walker draws on his own spiritual wakening as well as a probing knowledge of Scripture to bring some clarity to the confusion and offer a fresh, daring perspective to old questions.
The author engages with well-known Biblical parables and teachings, establishing his bold but well-defended position that today’s Christians should reorient themselves away from the arcana of denominations and church leaders and toward a strong, personal, one-on-one relationship with God. He argues passionately for abandoning an over intellectualized or misleadingly scholastic approach to biblical matters, asserting that the only way to understand God is spiritually rather than intellectually. But by no means does that position suggest that Walker is careless with his research or analysis; indeed, he draws on a range of texts to support his argument, which a number of pastors have described as refreshingly eye-opening and insightful.
Walker serves as Senior Vice President with a church design and construction firm, helping oversee numerous church building projects. He possesses a M.B.A. from Indiana Wesleyan University. This book is the author’s first and has the potential to lift the veil and revolutionize the thinking of Christians everywhere. Amidst chaos comes order, and truth from misconception under the humble authority and incisive mind of Thomas Walker.
– David, First Editing
National Indie Excellence Awards Honors Thomas H. Walker July 6, 2011- Thomas H. Walker’s Seeking Wisdom from God is named a finalist in the 2011 National Indie Excellence Awards in the category of non-fiction religion. The awards judge books based on overall excellence in presentation and recognizes the “best of the best” of self-published books. The National Indie Excellence Awards celebrate the highest achievement in independent press. Walker’s book has also received recognition from ForeWord Clarion Reviews. “The author’s central message is compelling. There are echoes of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Martin Luther King in his arguments for inclusiveness and compassion,” ForeWord Clarion Reviews said.
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My favorite parts were: Chapter 1: The Daily Foot Washing, Chapter 4: Circumcision of the Heart, and Chapter 19: For the Letter Kills: Under the Law. These are the three chapters that I will probably go back and reread periodically because they had the deepest impact.