If you have unfulfilled longings, maybe to know true love, to be understood, to get that dream job, that college degree, to go on that vacation you’ve always dreamed about. If your soul is hurting because of unfulfilled hopes, what you need most is the Tree of Life. Pastor, author, teacher, Tim Keller knocks it out of the park with his insights. Then what our souls need most is a relationship with the living God. And once that’s a reality our souls need careful attention. Because our affections are so easily drawn away from having our thirsts quenched by the living God. So we talk about what it looks like in real life to keep our souls satisfied in Jesus. And finally, there are times when our hearts are hurting. We need a kind word, some understanding, some relief from our shame, or a sense that we’re not alone. The cure for our hurting hearts is the Tree of Life—the tree that was in the garden that points to another tree. Tim Keller points out powerfully that what ultimately heals our hearts is the gospel.
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.