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What the Bible Says About The Heart of God: Listening to His Heartbeat

What the Bible Says About The Heart of God: Listening to His Heartbeat

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What makes God smile? What makes God angry? What makes God's heart beat? Have you ever wanted to know the answers to these questions about God? Do you want to find out if what you’ve always thought about God is really true? You can get answers to these questions by looking at what the Bible says about the heart of God.

In this stimulating and heartfelt book, Dr. Harold Shank leads us through an in-depth study of scripture that will help us find out what makes God’s heart beat. Dr. Shank also explores how to reconcile some of the difficult-to-comprehend aspects of God’s heart. “How can His goodness and love be reconciled with His command to utterly destroy a certain group of people?” or “If God cares about brokenhearted people, why are there so many of them in our world?”

Dr. Shank provides us with essential awareness of the relationship between God’s patience and His justice. Christians and nonbelievers alike will enjoy this discussion that will examine the heart of God.

The Heart Of God has 15 chapters and 340 pages.

ISBN 978-0-89900-973-5




“This book is a call to listen. Listen to God’s word and through that word listen more carefully to the heartbeat of God. In listening, we find Him in new and fresh ways.”

Dr. Lynn McMillon


"This book not only articulates some of the greatest truths about the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It also goes on to map in concrete ways what these great truths mean for those who live in the world and deal with ordinary, everyday trials. The book is a fine balance of abstract principle and practical wisdom. The book is rich in example, application, and personal narrative."

Darryl Tippens, Author of Pilgrim Heart: The Way of Jesus in Everyday Life and Provost, Pepperdine University


"Harold Shank has written a book that reveals the great heart of our gloriously infinite God. He opens our hearts to the heart of God accurately because he goes to the source, God's own Word, where God reveals His heart. The Heart of God is saturated with Scripture." 

Dr. Cecil May Jr. Dean, V. P. Black College of Biblical Studies, Faulkner University


About the Author

Dr. Harold Shank is Professor of Old Testament at Oklahoma Christian University. He has served as a preacher, an author of several highly respected books and as an evangelist who has devoted much of his life’s work to developing ministries among the poor. For 32 years he was associated with the Highland Street Church of Christ in Memphis, Tennessee.

Harold is interested in researching social justice in the Old Testament, the treatment of orphans in Isaiah, and the Biblical theory of children. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and has written five books. He wrote Loosening Your Grip, Up Close and Personal – Embracing the Poor, Children Mean the World to God, College Press NIV Commentary of the Minor Prophets, and It’s All About God. Shank is married to Sally Jane, and has two children: Daniel and Nathan. They attend Memorial Road Church of Christ.

Harold is a 1972 graduate of Oklahoma Christian with a BA in Bible. He received his MA and MAR. from Harding University Graduate School of Religion. His PhD in Theology is from Marquette University.

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