Passing Through: Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  July 9, 2015
Passing Through: Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness Book Cover Passing Through: Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness
Jeremy Walker
Reformation Heritage Books
May 20, 2015

As twenty-first-century Christians, we must relate to the world, but the question is, how do we relate to it? Some Christians isolate themselves and develop a bunker mentality, while others are inattentive, viewing the world as irrelevant and maintaining a kind of distant ignorance that lacks sincere compassion. Still others, motivated by doing good to others, emulate the world and simply meld into the environment. In Passing Through: Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness, Pastor Jeremy Walker offers us a helpful, encouraging guide to making our way through this life as we root our activities in our identity as disciples of Jesus Christ. He reminds us that we need the Word of God as our map and the Spirit of Christ as our compass in order to embrace our identity and pursue our activities to the praise and glory of our God and Savior.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Passing Through: Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness by Jeremy Walker. Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“For Christians living in the 21st century, this is a book that all believers in Christ must read. As we see ourselves as the moral minority, this book will not only equip its readers, but also encourage them”
Reviewer: Chris Land
Rating: 5 Stars

” I highly recommend it to all readers of virtually any reading level. There is much to profit in reading it.”
Reviewer: Daniel Pandolph
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is a very encouraging read. I found the chapters on understanding the environment, knowing the enemy, fighting the battles and respecting the authorities most relevant to living in today’s culture and world. I was reminded that I too easily dismiss our enemy the devil as if he did not exist or had little power.”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 4 Stars

“Just before and after reading this title, we have seen changes both in America and Great Britain (where the author resides) that make this read even more timely. Indeed, while the world becomes a more ungodly and dangerous place to live, the Christian has an infinitely better eternal home!”
Reviewer: Michael Taylor
Rating: 4 Stars

“There were moments when I wanted to “high-five” or raise my hand up and say Amen! ”
Reviewer: Annette Kristynik
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is the kind of book that could get preachy or holier-than-though at times but Walker walks (pun not necessarily intended) the line and does not go over into being preachy, but does a wonderful job of convicting as he writes about what really matters, Christ and His Kingdom!!!”
Reviewer: Jon Roberts
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you are searching for a challenging, Bible-based, and application-focused resource for your Christian pilgrimage, Passing Through is it!”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is wonderful book to help us figure our identity in Christ and to live accordingly.”
Reviewer: Stuart Brogden
Rating: 5 Stars

“I encourage everyone to pick up this helpful volume as a useful tool on this pilgrim road we trod.”
Reviewer: Ben Franks
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is such a breath of fresh air for the Christian that I cannot recommend it heartily enough.”
Reviewer: Allen Mickle
Rating: 5 Stars

“I recommend this book for every Christian.”
Reviewer: Beth Saathoff
Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend this book (along with all of Jeremy’s books) to everyone.”
Reviewer: Jeff Shawver
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is readable, but it is not light. Each chapter follows the pattern of the subject being defined and illustrated, then a spiritual framework is given, followed up by summary thoughts, so each chapter’s subject is thoroughly deal with. Full of pastoral application I believe Christians who are unfamiliar with the idea of pilgrim life or Christians who are not struggling with the thoughts of living in an hostile, anti-Christian society, will be helped and encouraged.”
Reviewer: Doug Newell
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a good book and worth the time and effort.”
Reviewer: Josh Skinner
Rating: 4 Stars

“I liked this book.  It was the first I have read by Jeremy Walker, and I must say he is an excellent writer.”
Reviewer: Brian Mann
Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend this book for personal and group study.”
Reviewer: Peter Butler Jr.
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is not merely about answering the question, “Who am I?” It’s about seeing the endgame of the Christian life.”
Reviewer: Don Haflich
Rating: 5 Stars

“I recommend this book for anyone looking to gain the proper, Christian perspective on how we sojourn here, while looking for our real home.”
Reviewer: RA Jameson
Rating: 4 Stars

Passing Through is a biblical and practical theology for living a life that glorifies God in a hostile world.”
Reviewer: Rick Crampton
Rating: 5 Stars

“Why should you read this book? If you are a Christian you should read it because you are a pilgrim in this life and it is important to know what your life should look like and what you should be doing.”
Reviewer: Ben Wilson
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is an engaging and well-written book, and will help Christians understand what our identity is within a culture that often conflicts with our beliefs.”
Reviewer: H. Marshall
Rating: 5 Stars

“I encourage you to read this book slowly in order to digest what the author is saying.”
Reviewer: Anne Pendleton
Rating: 5 Stars

“Passing Through is a wake up call to reorient our vision to Christ and His Kingdom and to serve Him as we relate to this world.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 5 Stars

I’m thankful for this book and hope Christians will pick it up and read it.
Reviewer: Chris Ho
Rating: 5 Stars

This is a book every Christian should read.
Reviewer: Jaime Beyersdorf
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a good and helpful book.”
Reviewer: Alan Davey
Rating: 5 Stars

“Jeremy Walker has written a very timely and much needed book for the perilous times in which we currently live.”
Reviewer: Jennifer McIlwain
Rating: 5 Stars

Passing Through is a thorough theological study, but it is also very easy to read and very pastoral… For the pilgrim on his way toward the city of God, I would recommend carrying a copy of this book with you, and recommend you refer back to it often.”
Reviewer: Alex Houston
Rating: 4 Stars

“Walker is a seasoned pilgrim himself. His encouragement is both biblical and wise.”
Reviewer: Mark Lugg
Rating: 4 Stars

“I appreciated his extensive use of Scripture and his thought-provoking points…”
Reviewer: Harmony Wheeler
Rating: 4 Stars

Jeremy Walker was a recent guest on The Shaun Tabatt Show. You can listen to Shaun and Jeremy’s discussion on Passing Through below: