Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone
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 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.
About the Author
Elyse Fitzpatrick counsels with the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship. She is a frequent retreat and conference speaker. Fitzpatrick co-authored Women Helping Women, a 1998 Gold Medallion finalist; Love to Eat, Hate to Eat; Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Anxiety; and Uncommon Vessels: A Program for Developing Godly Eating Habits. She and her husband, Philip, have three adult children and two grandchildren.