Desires of the Heart is about the completeness that God has brought to each of us through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. At the same time, it discusses some of the issues that cause Christians to be defeated in their everyday lives. It is predominately based on a simple truth: God's own Word has already established His promises about each of us, and if we will allow the truth of these promises to enter into the inner man, it changes the desires of our hearts and the direction of our lives. Likewise, the promises also have the capability of overpowering a sinful nature and making us exactly into the people that are pleasing to God. God will never change His mind about these promises and they are available for everyone who chooses to believe Him, because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
The author had a somewhat religious upbringing and came to know salvation as a teenager. But preoccupation with the concerns of life caused him to have a mediocre understanding of what salvation really meant. Being weighed down with getting an education and working for a living, it would be years before he realized this lifestyle was not God's way for him. Through several events, it became apparent God wanted to carry these "cares" and have a closer relationship with him. It was during this time, through the Holy Spirit, he was led to quit his job, write a book called Desires of the Heart and have it published by Tree of Life. There was no such publishing company but 3 years later when the book was finished, God showed him Xulon Press. The Greek word xulon means, tree as it refers to Tree of Life in the Bible.