The desert and the wilderness are powerful and potent symbols in Christianity. Throughout time, the concept of a desert or wilderness experience has often been used to describe where God sends us to teach us a lesson or shape our belief in Him, or even as a place of testing.
In “Desert or Wilderness,” F. Nolan Ball presents a different perspective on these symbols. Drawing upon his own personal experiences as a minister for over sixty years. Apostle Ball's premise is that not only do we need to know the criteria for determining whether a place is a desert or a wilderness, but we should also recognize that the difference between the two is established by the reason for being there.
Throughout one's life in Christ when we find ourselves at a crossroads, the choice we make will determine if we will be wilderness wanderers or desert dwellers. And how we react, how we respond to our time in a desert or wilderness ultimately determines how we are going to come out: victorious or defeated.