Released in the UK May 2022
Released in the US May 2022
Trade paperback | 160 Pages
9781527108363 • £8.99 $12.99
BISAC – REL012120
This book lifts the lid on the human heart, seeking to uncover the hidden agendas that stop us from loving God and others as we should. David Smith uses four biblical pictures to help us consider these agendas that are often hidden so deep within our hearts that we are unaware of them. Using examples from the Bible, he uncovers the desire to be significant; to have certainty; the desire to have peace, safety, and security; and the desire for our own fulfilment. David helpfully finishes the book with guidance on how to journey towards the heart agendas God wants us to have.
David A. Smith
David Smith is International Director for IBCM Network and Academic Dean for Australian College of Christian Studies. He is the author of ‘The Model Church’ and lives in Perth, Western Australia.
As I read, I found myself entreating the Lord through the sentiments of Psalm 139 to search and know my heart, test and know my thoughts, uncover hidden agendas, and lead me in His ways.
Professor of New Testament, Talbet School of Theology, Biola University and author of ‘How to Live an ‘In Christ’ Life: 100 Devotional Readings on Union with Christ’
With appropriate and often deeply moving pastoral insights from his own life and refreshing honesty, the author reveals these agendas and the corresponding heart problems they generate. I thoroughly recommend it as a book to strengthen our confidence in the adequacy of God.
Professor of Mathematics, University of Oxford, Fellow in Mathematics and Philosophy of Science, Green Templeton College
Like an annual physical exam, it is good to get a spiritual heart check now and again. Hidden Agendas does that by helping us see things that get in the way of our walk with God and then prescribing ways to renew our heart trust in God. The result is a healthier walk with God. So read and grow.
Senior Research Professor of New Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
These are challenging chapters, especially when compared with the highest model of service, for we are called to follow our Lord who washed the feet of others. A highly recommended read for all.
Chairman, IBCM Network