Book Review: In Pursuit by Zeke Pipher – Devotions For The Hunter & Fisherman

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Dipping his pen in a vast resource of pithy thoughts and personal experience, Zeke Pipher has compiled a captivating devotional tailored especially for the avid outdoorsman. In Pursuit reflects Pipher’s unique ability to aim for the heart by offering simple but spiritual truths in a way that moves one to look beyond the mundane to things most important.
 
In Pursuit by Zeke Pipher
 
In Pursuit – Devotions for the Hunter & Fishermen contains 90 devotional readings written in thought provoking style and carefully crafted in order to directly relate to those who live for the outdoors. As a regular contributor to several well-known outdoor magazines, including Deer & Deer Hunting, Petersen’s Bowhunting, and Bow & Arrow Hunting, Pipher’s extensive knowledge of the outdoors adds a unique perspective to each devotional reading. Whether it’s chasing elk, reeling in trout, flushing pheasant, or waiting out a trophy whitetail, each devotional takes us someplace we all enjoy and points us to Someone we all need.
 
Pipher pens in his foreword, “Several years ago I realized that the only thing better than going into creation and enjoying all that it has to offer is letting the Creator come into me and enjoying all He has to offer. This change in my frame of mind as an outdoorsman completely altered the way I entered the fields and woods.” And Pipher’s passion for a closer relationship with the One who created it all is clearly conveyed through the pages of In Pursuit.
 
Beginning with devotional number one, entitled “The Gigantic Secret” and ending with number ninety “A Strong Finish,” Pipher leaves few stones unturned as he traverses the grand subject of pursuing Jesus Christ within in the context of all things outdoors. There is little doubt the pithy reflections found on the pages of In Pursuit will challenge you, convict you, and help you to celebrate the most important pursuit of all.
 

“Pursue God more than you pursue wild game this season.” – Zeke Pipher

 
As an avid reader there are books I read in order to learn and then there are books I read for enjoyment. Pipher’s unique style has qualified In Pursuit to be read for both reasons. (Even my wife and kids have enjoyed its contents.) If you’re a hunter or fisherman, don’t pass up the chance to own this life-changing book — you won’t regret it.
 

Enter The 90-Day Sportsmen’s Challenge (Bonus: Win A $100 Cabela’s Gift Card)

 
In Pursuit is more than a book. It’s a way for you to join other hunters and fishermen in pursuing a closer walk with God this fall. By purchasing In Pursuit along with the In Pursuit Challenge t-shirt, you can join fellow outdoorsmen in what is being called the 90-Day Sportsmen’s Challenge.
 
The challenge is simple. Just take time to read the 90 devotions and their Scriptures between September 1 – December 31, 2014, and share what you’re learning. You’ll also be able to join other hunters in the In Pursuit Challenge Facebook page. Here you can go through the daily devotionals with other outdoorsmen, along with sharing stories, pictures, and what God is teaching you throughout the hunting season.
 
Plus, there’s a bonus! When you enter the In Pursuit Challenge you are also eligible to win a $100 Cabela’s gift card. (What are you waiting for?)
 
Visit inpursuitchallenge.com today and begin the pursuit of a lifetime. (All proceeds of shirts/books for this promo will be donated to supporting families battling breast cancer – check out the Shoot Pink Project!)
 
Zeke Pipher In Pursuit Challenge

About the author

Christ follower, husband, father and founder of 365 Whitetail. Randy is the former Online Editorial Director for Petersen's Bowhunting, Petersen's Hunting, North American Whitetailand Bowhunter Magazine. His passions include fly fishing, photography and exploring wild places.

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