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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Howard Books (April 2, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451682867
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451682861
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #756,443 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Country music star Walker wrote the hit song “Jesus Was a Country Boy,” and he later decided to expand the message in this book about Christian faith and country roots. His easygoing conversational interpretations of New Testament passages are insightful, even entertaining. Chapters also speak easily to important universal laws concerning happiness and fulfillment: material wealth and possessions don’t necessarily yield contentment; having faith is not all about going to church; it’s important to operate with integrity; in order to get along it’s necessary to forgive again and again. Most importantly, Walker wants readers to appreciate the special gift of life. At the age of 26, Walker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, but he did not lose heart. Inspired by lessons provided by Jesus, he worked to help himself and others by raising millions for research and education. Warm recollections of childhood and his insistence on cherishing his country roots reflect a natural appreciation for life. This shines with his special country cadence, and the heartfelt wisdom leaves a friendly glow. --Susan DeGrane

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"Country music star Walker wrote the hit song 'Jesus Was a Country Boy,' and he later decided to expand the message in this book about Christian faith and country roots. His easygoing conversational interpretations of New Testament passages are insightful, even entertaining. Chapters also speak easily to important universal laws concerning happiness and fulfillment: material wealth and possessions don’t necessarily yield contentment; having faith is not all about going to church; it’s important to operate with integrity; in order to get along it’s necessary to forgive again and again. Most importantly, Walker wants readers to appreciate the special gift of life. At the age of 26, Walker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, but he did not lose heart. Inspired by lessons provided by Jesus, he worked to help himself and others by raising millions for research and education. Warm recollections of childhood and his insistence on cherishing his country roots reflect a natural appreciation for life. This shines with his special country cadence, and the heartfelt wisdom leaves a friendly glow." (Booklist)

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It has a serious tone to it, but it is written in an easy to read style.
Glenda Williams
This is a book I recommend everyone read whether they be a fan of country music or not!
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I will be reading this again or listening on audible as I bought that version as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Charlie Chaplin on April 16, 2013
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This book is so well-written, down-to-earth, and filled with a Country Boy's wisdom that I'll probably re-read it just to soak up more of it. Not many books mirror my own beliefs and way of living my faith, but this one does. I can relate, too. I have m.s. I try to be a follower of Christ. And, I grew up country. I even had the privilege of growing up with a father who sounds like Mr. Walker's dad. My father himself grew up on a Kansas farm, plowing fields behind a horse and eventually serving in the Army Air Corps in WWII. He didn't go to church much, but he had a way of loving and living that is what God's Word asks us to do. I learned a lot from him and from Jesus, and it sounds like Mr. Walker learned from his earthly father and our Heavenly one as well. I can relate to the book and agree with its author -- Jesus is a country boy. Mr. Walker has a no-nonsense, gentle approach to explaining where the Church is stepping outside the common sense and down-home love that God wants to come from His kids. He does so while also giving the reader some good stories to chew on as well as some autobiography.

The last chapter and this quote from the book give you a good taste of the straight-forward, earthy sort of meat you'll be getting with this book. The author is talking about the song that matches the title of this book -- "Jesus Was a Country Boy." He says, "It was one of those songs that I felt great about writing because it expressed my strong opinion on how we all relate to God and how this is distinct from the way organized religion often depicts it. As I've shared throughout these pages, I don't think you have to get dressed up and go to church every week to know God on an intimate level.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By avidreader on July 26, 2013
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Clay Walker shows a real affinity for telling it like it is in an easy reading format that catches your attention and makes you think. Too many preachers are in the business for their own fame and fortune. Walker will leave you really knowing ths country Jesus.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Glenda Williams on July 6, 2013
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Clay has a great message in this book. It has a serious tone to it, but it is written in an easy to read style.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Brem on May 14, 2013
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I wasn't sure what to expect when I bought this book. There are sections that make me want to read more and then there are areas that don't. When I'm done reading it, I'll keep it on my Kindle because I did bookmark a few things that I'd like to look back on as encouragement from time to time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By treci on May 10, 2013
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Clay is an awesome writer. I couldn't put this down. It is a must read for lovers of all things "country" and of Jesus.
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By KARL on July 9, 2014
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Clay is such an inspiration, not only to good ole country folk but those struggling with M.S. As well as other inflictions. I love the story telling format and the way he just talks to you as if your right there with him. I will be reading this again or listening on audible as I bought that version as well.
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WE bought this our son at his request. He was very excited to receive it. I would think that it is a great book. He has very good taste in literary works!
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