With simple clarity, Idols of the Heart explains how we can put anything – sinful or not – as an item of worship in our life, therefore becoming a carved wooden idol of our heart. Fitzpatrick shows how all of our sins can be followed back to a choice to put our own desire ahead of God’s will for our life. She not only explains this in terms that anyone can understand, but also give illustrations and practical questions to walk you through applying this knowledge to your own heart. This book is 12 chapters – less than 191 pages – of Scripture explained and applied for Learning to Long for God alone. There are also 3 appendix that will give you helpful charts to put into action what you have learned in reading this book.
Do you struggle with “average” sins? Do you have one or two sins in your life that you just can’t overcome? Do you want to long for God…and Him alone? What do you think you need to be happy? All of these questions are answered in the pages of this cream covered volume.
I personally loved this book and it will find it’s home on my bookshelf of favorites. It truly helped me to understand my feelings and emotions and how God created them to bless my life, not tempt me to sin. I also learned a lot about how to change the way I think about things as the start of changing my actions. While this book had great personal impact, it also was a huge blessing to my parenting “skills” and also as I speak truth into the lives of others. I can not recommend this book high enough! This is as close to a “must read” as a book can come and an important aid in understanding your heart, mind, and thinking.