Seeking Wisdom From God – author Thomas H. Walker

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

Excellence

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.

GOODREADS REVIEWER

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This was, by far, the best book I’ve won from a Goodreads giveaway. “Seeking Wisdom From God: A Quest for Truth”
It took me a while to read, but it really was an extraordinary book. The author breaks down lessons so that they complete all of the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Each chapter discusses a new puzzle piece that is important for seeing the bigger picture. The whole thing was very well thought out and the lessons were very well presented. As most students need repetition, each chapter repeats the point in a few different ways.
This whole book really let me look at my life as a whole-what I’ve done, where I am, and my future plans. How do they work into God’s plan? Am I following His path or am I giving into the temptations of Satan, which can be small things but keep us away from God nonetheless? It helped bump me back into the right direction after I finally realized I made a wrong turn. It didn’t make me feel like a horrible person though, as many Christian books can do if written poorly.
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.
This book truly was a joy to read and I have already recommended it to a few people. I recommend it for everyone!