Pastor Arne Walker’s latest book, “Spirit Promptings,” supports Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic.

Pastor Arne Walker released his third book, “Spirit Promptings” in December 2020, and a special highlight of the book is photography by nationally famous nature photographer Ken Jenkins of Gatlinburg, who also shared several pictorial essays.

“Spirit Promptings” gets its title because each Public Pulpit grows out of his prayer walk. He never sat down and pondered something to write. The book includes over 150 titles.

“Spirit Promptings” is dedicated to Mary Vance, the first executive director of Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic, and 100% of the proceeds from this book will go to support the healing ministry of the clinic, which serves the uninsured working poor of the Sevier County area.

Each patient contributes something toward their care. With a small grant from Thrivent Financial, Pastor Walker will assume all remaining costs in support of this project so that 100% goes to the clinic.

All books may be ordered through Pastor Walker at or 865-607-8636. This includes the previously published books, “Even I Will Learn to Dance” and “A Trail Less Hiked.”

Pastor Walker has lived in Gatlinburg since 1986 and has served in ministry in six states since 1957.

He has invested 59 years in an avocation of reaching out to teens removed from their home by the juvenile court. His main arena has been the out of doors.

Our prayers support medical director Richard Dew and newly hired executive director Deborah Murph as this ministry moves forward, Walker said.