Heart to Heart by Ali Martin and Liza Hoeksma (Authentic)

‘Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.’ This popular Proverb (4:23) provides the rationale for the authors who, writing alternate chapters, aimed I would guess at the new believer or serious enquirer, seek to help readers explore their hearts under eight headings: the trusting, peaceful, satisfied, hopeful, surrendered, free, and resurrected heart.

The two women, with Soul Survivor connections, are delightfully honest, reflecting on their own stories, and include excerpts from other women’s stories as they explore bible teaching on the various areas in which our hearts need to grow.

The interaction with scripture is largely helpful if a tad preachy in places. The major weakness is that some of the answers require far more depth and would be better explored within a counselling context and methodology.