Hearts of Flesh is the first book by Christian spirituality writer, Fred Pruitt. This book is a little bit of everything. Sometimes it is prayer. Sometimes it is experienced instruction. Sometimes nothing is sacred and sometimes we are smacked on the head with the fact that everything is sacred.
Fred Pruitt weaves bits and pieces of his personal story with a Christian spirituality that is living and just a touch offbeat. But it is also solidly down-to-earth and contemporary in outlook while hearkening back to the most ancient foundations.
Hearts of Flesh is about having a heart that above all, seeks to love. This book is not about being religious, or about being churchy, but simply about being human. God didn’t come to earth just to invite us to meet Him once a week in a building, but to show us that through the Son we are His living building everywhere we are. That means that God has filled up our humanity with Himself, so that our regular human lives, whether spent in traffic, shopping at the mall, at the workplace or home at night with the family, is where God is, is where Life is, is where the “Incarnation” is. Instead of God expecting us to work and work to somehow become “Divine” or “Christ-like,” He has come to us exactly where we are, as we are, to live in us so that His Divinity may be seen through the commonness of our humanity – in our “hearts of flesh.”