“It seems odd to say that in order to live a meaningful life on earth, we must be focused on other-worldly things. But that is precisely what the Bible teaches.”
It’s easy to become focused on this world and all the struggles and activities that fill our lives. But one of the keys to the Christian life is to have our hearts and minds centred on the right place—heaven.
This short book captures how fixing our eyes on heaven will transform our Christian experience here on earth, bringing assurance, hope and purpose.
"In this small book, you get a devotion, commentary, and Bible study all—in-one! This was just the reminder I needed to re-orient my heart heavenward, and I trust it will be just what you need as well. If you feel the pull of the world on your heart and mind, do yourself a favor and prayerfully read this book with heart and Bible open."
Kristie Anyabwile, Bible teacher, author
"In the midst of our daily lives and earthly cares, what does it mean to set our minds on things above? In her new book, Heavenly Minded, Mary Willson Hannah unpacks wisdom from the book of Colossians as a guide to show us the importance and challenge of embracing our new identity in Christ. With biblical depth and insight, she warmly invites us to lift our gaze from our earthly circumstances and fix our eyes on heavenly realities."
Melissa Kruger, author and vice president of discpleship programming for The Gospel Coalition
"In this quick and compelling read, Mary Willson Hannah—true to form—offers thoughts that are smart, convicting, and theologically rich. A good fit for individual devotions, a small group Bible study, or Sunday school, this is a wonderful reminder of what Christians are looking forward to—and how that changes the way we live today."
Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, senior writer and faith-and-work editor at The Gospel Coalition
"Heavenly Minded is a gem of a little book. Packed full of biblical instruction and godly wisdom, Mary Willson Hannah challenges us to leave behind the notion that pleasing God requires adding to our faith, when fulfilment and purpose are already ours in Jesus. Spiritual growth happens when we say ‘No’ to earthly desire and practice, and set our focus on Christ alone. After all, we are only temporary residents here. The book is full of advice on how to ‘set our minds on things above’, which ensures that we will never lose sight of Jesus. Excellent for personal meditation, ‘Heavenly Minded’ is also perfect for studying with others. But whichever way you approach it, this little book is one not to be missed… not if you’re serious about following Jesus."
Catherine Campbell, author of God Isn’t Finished With You Yet and Broken Works Best
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