About the Author
Walter J. Chantry is pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and author of Today's Gospel.
Walter Chantry is an author who has consistently put his finger on the particular weaknesses and failures of the contemporary church. In his books we hear echoes of the prophetic insights and warnings which run through Scripture. Call the Sabbath a Delight is no exception. Its title indicates the burden of its message. A startling transformation has taken place in the way Christians approach the Lord’s Day. While Walter Chantry does not flinch from stressing that the effects of this have been disastrous-morally and socially, as well as spiritually-his burden is not morally negative. His concern is to show why and how the Lord’s Day is meant to be one of joy and blessing for God’s people. He succeeds in a remarkable way. Call the Sabbath a Delight is written with a deep pastoral concern. It is a very important book for all Christians to read.
The Christian Sabbath, the Lord's Day Sabbath, is a gracious gift from God. While many dismiss it as outdated and endeavor to call the keeping of it legalistic, Walt Chantry helpful and convincingly shows from the Bible how it is one of the great blessings from God to mankind. His treatment of the day in the light of Isaiah 58:13-14 is refreshing and heartwarming. I heartily recommend that every Christian read this book to better understand how God intended us to delight in Him by delighting in His day.