This book’s title—Heartbeat!—provides imagery for daily and lifelong living with passion for Christ. Physically, you live only because your heart beats twenty-four hours a day, every day, as long as you live. The heart continually pumps blood to all parts of the body and helps the returning blood be cleansed in the lungs and sent out again. Truly, life is in the blood. Physically, God created your heart to beat every moment and throughout your lifespan. Heartbeat!
This Christ-help book intends to let the Word of Christ speak to your heart through the stories of God’s people in the Bible and in today’s world so that you may be encouraged and strengthened to live with passion for Christ daily and throughout your life.
Expect many sections of Scripture to be quoted in this book.
Through the stories of God’s people in the Bible and in today’s world, you will be encouraged and strengthened to live with passion for Christ.
Read and discover the Word of Christ in new ways, learn to live deeply in that Word, and be led by God’s Spirit to live God’s passion for the world with new eyes and a willing heart.
Now God’s secret unfolds as your Heartbeat! adventure begins.
Part One: Seeking Godly Passion in Our Lives
Part Two: Pursuing Passions That Drain and Lead to Bondage
Part Three: Confessing Ungodly Pursuits
Part Four: Discovering the Word of Christ
Part Five: Living Deeply in the Word of Christ
Part Six: Living God’s Passion for the World
About the author: Dr. Stephen Carter is the author of several books and Bible studies; he also leads a LifeLight Bible study at Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood, Missouri. He was a seminary professor and served at Concordia Publishing House as vice president of editorial services, and then as president. Dr. Carter’s passion is to help adults grow in the Word of Christ for a life of connecting people to Jesus.