Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone, Revised and Updated by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick

240 pages | List Price: $14.99 | Paperback


Do you feel discouraged—even defeated—in your battle against sin?

Are you dismayed or surprised by the situations that bring out your fear, anger, or distress?

Elyse Fitzpatrick delves into the heart of the problem: deep down, we’re all idol-worshippers who put our loves, desires, and expectations in God’s place—and then suffer the consequences of our misplaced affections. Yet God loves his people and can use even our messy lives and struggles for his glory.

In this updated, revised edition of her acclaimed work, Fitzpatrick shows us how to better search and know our hearts, long for our gracious Savior, and resist and crush our false gods.

—Includes questions for further thought—

Free study guide available HERE.

About the Author

Elyse FitzpatrickElyse M. Fitzpatrick (certificate in Biblical counseling, CCEF; MA, Biblical counseling, trinity Theological Seminary) is a frequent conference speaker and the author of more than twenty books, as well as numerous journal articles and blogs.




“Elyse Fitzpatrick is one of the best authors you could read today if you want help to truly love Jesus and recognize the deception of your own sinful heart. . . . I’m thrilled that after fifteen years a second edition of this excellent work is now available.”

—Brad Bigney, author, Gospel Treason

“Elyse Fitzpatrick has a very high view of God, and this book reflects that view. With great clarity and intriguing biblical illustrations, Elyse explains how the idols in our hearts compete with our affections for God. In a gentle way, she tells you how by God’s grace to turn from your idols to a wholehearted love for God.”

—Martha Peace, author, The Excellent Wife