Idols of the Heart

Idols of the Heart

Learning to Long for God Alone

by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
Publisher: P&R Publishing
2nd Edition, ©2015, ISBN: 9781629952109
Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Price: $14.99

Many people desire to live godly lives but feel trapped in habitual sins. They trip over the same bad habit, embarrassing weakness, or sinful slavery they wanted to be free of years ago. This book reveals that idolatry lies at the heart of every besetting sin. If you think of idols as stone statues in far-off lands, think again. Idols are the desires, longings, and expectations we worship instead of the true God. Fitzpatrick helps uncover hidden idols by moving us to ask:

  • What do I long for so much that my heart demands, “Give me this, or else I’ll die!”
  • What must I have for my life to be meaningful and happy?
  • Do I love God whole-heartedly or are there other loves in my heart that clamor for my attention?

Fitzpatrick shares the hope found in God’s desire to have his children live free of idols, and his commitment to free them by his sanctifying power.

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