Here is a book that reveals all the struggles and blessings that make up the lives of a country pastor and his wife. As you read your will discover it was written in such a way as to be interesting to the casual reader and some areas deep enough to challenge the Theological mind.
You will read of the tremendous impact our changing culture has had upon local churches, families, and individual believers over the last half of the twentieth century. To find a local flock made up on His sheep who "hear His voice and follow Him" and a pastor (under-shepherd) who knows his calling is to lead, feed and protect that flock for Him and His Glory is nearly impossible.
Living in a culture where nearly every where one looks its "I and me" or maybe a little higher plane of "We and us" it's very hard to lead a flock where it's all about "HIM". The Book teaches that "all things were created by Him and for Him," and that Redemptions purpose is the same. Leading a flock to believe this and manifest it in everyday life until our Heavenly Shepherd returns for us is super-natural work that only His Spirit can do. This book is about a shepherd whose calling was to be one with Him in this Eternal work.
Pastor Jim Walter is a country boy, born and reared in Somerset County, Pa. Soon after his conversion to Jesus Christ at nineteen years of age, he went to study for the Ministry at what is now Davis College near Binghamton, N.Y. Between his Junior and Senior year there he and his wife entered the pastorate. Over the last half of the twentieth century they served four different local churches, the last one in South Apalachin, N.Y. (the church which ordained and commissioned Pastor Walter in 1954) where they served as their pastor twenty seven years until retirement. Since that time he has spoken and taught in many country churches of many different denominations.
He and his wife of fifty six years have two children, a son and family who live in Atlanta, Ga., and a daughter and family with whom they reside in Pa. They also spend most of their winters in Fl .where Pastor Walter continues to exercise his mind by reading and writing with enough outside work and golf to keep his body in as good shape as his mind. He and his wife can be contacted by e-mail at: email@example.com