Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone written by Elyse Fitzpatrick

240 pages | $13.99 | Paperback | Published: 2002

Summary: Many people desire to live godly lives but feel trapped in habitual sins. This book reveals that idolatry lies at the heart of every besetting sin.

“Demonstrates how ‘false gods’ generate the garden-variety sins of irritability, self-pity, escapism, and anxiety, as well as anger, despair, addictions, and panic. Fitzpatrick shows how Jesus Christ retakes our lives from these idols, setting up his reign over our attention, loyalty, and affections.” – David Powlison

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About the Author:

Elyse Fitzpatrick counsels with the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship and is a frequent retreat and conference speaker. Fitzpatrick coauthored 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 – as well as P&R titles: Idols of the Heart, The Afternoon of Life, A Steadfast Heart, and coauthored You Never Stop Being a Parent. She and her husband, Philip, have three adult children and two grandchildren.


Our mis­sion is to serve Christ and his church by pro­duc­ing clear, engag­ing, fresh, and insight­ful appli­ca­tions of Reformed theology.

NO FLUFF. NO BRICKS. JUST GOOD NEWS! I believe that God is powerful enough to use all my weakness and sin to make me contagiously grateful for grace.