Synopses & Reviews
Christians believe many myths about emotions: Emotions lead you astray. Emotions aren't spiritual. And the biggest myth: God is not emotional.
The truth is emotions are a God-given source of wisdom when we know how to interpret them. Marc Alan Schelske explores
The Wisdom of Your Heart
- How to notice our emotions and hear their truth
- Brain research that gives unexpected insight into emotions' purpose
- Why denying our emotions hurts couples, families, and even the church
- Why no one can mature spiritually without maturing emotionally
provides a path for listening to the spiritual insights that your emotions offer every day.
"Emotions can often be a fickle dish. Still, emotions are made by the finger of God. We are made in the image of God. As such, we find ourselves in worship before an emotional God who loves, fights, cries, gets jealous, and embodies compassion at every turn of scripture. Emotions are as much central to the life of God as they are to the life of faith. The journey Schelske has trekked here takes us deep into the caverns of these emotions with a fire and fearlessness that I rarely see among Christ-followers. I endorse this book heartily. I don't believe it will disappoint."
Executive Director of The Seminary Stewardship Alliance, Professor at Portland and Fuller Evangelical Seminaries
"I’m so grateful there are people like Marc in the body of Christ who point us to an authentic relationship with ourselves and Jesus. The Wisdom of Your Heart is a much-needed narrative about the richness we can have in our emotional lives, full of honest examples and biblical truth."
Author of Worth Living: How God's Wild Love Makes You Worthy
About the Author
Marc Alan Schelske is a husband, dad, speaker, writer, hobbyist theologian, and recovering fundamentalist who drinks tea and rides a motorcycle. Marc is privileged to serve as the teaching elder for Bridge City Community Church, a rag-tag faith community in Milwaukie, Oregon. There he focuses on inside-out living, and what it looks like to follow Jesus at the intersection of grace and growth.