Pipa, Joseph A., Jr.
Along with Joseph Pipa’s The Lord’s Day and Walt Chantry’s Call the Sabbath a Delight, Jeremy Walker’s Our Chief of Days: The Principle, Purpose and Practice of the Lord’s Day is destined to become a helpful confirmation to many Christians of the abiding significance of the Sabbath, and a probing challenge to non-sabbatarians to rethink their understanding of the fourth commandment. Walker carefully and sensitively expounds the abiding nature of the Sabbath for the church and, with judicious quotes from history, illuminates God’s wisdom in giving his church in all ages a prescribed rhythm of rest and work. The chapter on how Christians should practically keep the Lord’s day, the Christian Sabbath, is especially thoughtful and sane, avoiding the danger of an incipient or expressed legalism. Walker’s brief book is engaging, clear, untechnical, and eminently biblical.
Jeremy Walker was born to godly parents and was converted to Christ during his teenage years. He serves as a pastor of Maidenbower Baptist Church, Crawley, and is married to Alissa, with whom he enjoys the blessing of three children. He has authored several books, and is grateful to preach and to write as opportunity provides.
Evangelicalism in the West is in serious danger of losing the tremendous benefits of the Lord’s day by neglecting to observe the Lord’s command to keep it. Jeremy Walker addresses this issue from the Scriptures in this clear and succinct account. He demonstrates from the Old and New Testaments the principle of keeping one day in seven holy to the Lord as a continuing obligation still binding today, shows the purpose of the command and expounds how we are to practice it in a manner that is glorifying to God and enjoyable and beneficial to us. Highly recommended for all.
- Robert Strivens, Pastor of Bradford on Avon Baptist Church
Are you looking for a biblical, succinct, popular, positive, well-written, and accessible survey of the issues surrounding the keeping of the Lord’s day? With biblical simplicity and clarity, Jeremy Walker shows us why the Lord’s day is not bondage, but the perfect law of liberty. May God use this book to instruct and encourage many people to call the Sabbath a delight.
- Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan