This is a book about Desire. Not just trivial wants or superficial cravings, but the most vital powers of sexuality and spirituality that haunt us and compel us on our search for something.
Along the way, Fill These Hearts blows the lid off the idea of Christianity as a repressive, anti-sex religion and unveils the hidden truth of life: that the restless yearnings we feel in both our bodies and our spirits are the very cry of our hearts for God.
Praise for Fill These Hearts:
“Well done! Christopher West has done a masterful job of confronting the inherent dualism lurking in much of modern Western theology, exposing the deepest longings of the human soul as an authentic yearning for union with God.”
–Wm. Paul Young, author of The Shack and Cross Roads
“Fill These Hearts is a cultural balm. Christopher West writes with great love, of great love, drawing readers into His Sacred Heart.”
–Kathryn Jean Lopez, nationally syndicated columnist and editor-at-large, National Review
“Christopher West has a great gift for theological exploration. In this book he weaves lessons from classical and contemporary art, pop music, movies and the Christian mystical tradition to explore the ancient idea that the yearnings we feel in our bodies and spirits reveal the cry of our hearts for God.”
–Nicky Gumbel, vicar and bestselling author of Questions of Life