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Heartbeat!: Living with Passion in the Word of Christ


by Carter, Stephen

Item #: 124390kin / 2012 / ebook / 240 Pages

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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.

  1. Part One: Seeking Godly Passion in Our Lives
  2. Part Two: Pursuing Passions That Drain and Lead to Bondage
  3. Part Three: Confessing Ungodly Pursuits
  4. Part Four: Discovering the Word of Christ
  5. Part Five: Living Deeply in the Word of Christ
  6. Part Six: Living God’s Passion for the World

About the author
Dr. Stephen J. Carter serves as interim pastor at Glendale Lutheran Church in St. Louis County. After serving as a parish pastor for fifteen years, he joined the faculty of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, as professor and administrator. He served at Concordia Publishing House for fifteen years, first as vice president of editorial services and then as president. A graduate of Concordia Senior College (B.A.), Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (M.Div. and STM), and United Theological Seminary, Dayton (DMin), Dr. Carter has written six books in the area of devotional and spiritual growth and several Bible studies. His passion is helping adults grow in the Word of Christ for a life of connecting people to Jesus. He and his wife, Gail, live in St. Louis.

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