Every day we face some kind of frustration: flat tires, flooded basements, wounding words, a broken body, a troubled marriage—trouble comes in all shapes and sizes and can happen when we least expect it. While everyone struggles, few people have learned to struggle well. But it's not impossible!

True North offers a unique, biblical paradigm that encourages readers to turn to God in the frustrations of life. Frustration often causes us to "go south." We grumble and grasp. God calls us to "go north" and respond to hardship with wisdom and redemptive love. Combining biblical insight with personal stories, practical help, and compelling examples, True North will help readers turn from self-centered grumbling and grasping to Christ-centered gratitude and giving. 

Perfect for use in ministry settings or as a handbook for personal growth. True North will help you embark on the life-giving adventure of walking with God. Read other reviews on Amazon.


“True North provides a clear, theologically sound and practically accessible road map that shows the way to a personally and relationally holy life in the middle of a fractured world…Practical, readable, engaging, and accessible, True North deserves a wide reading.”
— Dr. Larry Crabb Jr.

Free Resources

Sample  :: Chapter 2

Sample :: Chapter 2

A Brief Summary

A Brief Summary

Group Discussion Guide

Group Discussion Guide

Study Guide  :: Identity

Study Guide :: Identity



Gary Heim

Gary is pastor of small groups and discipleship at Blythefield Hills Church in Rockford, Michigan where he has served for over twenty years. He is also a Limited Licensed Psychologist in the state of Michigan.

Lisa Heim

Lisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan where she has had a private practice for the last twenty-five years.

Gary and Lisa have been married for over 30 years and have two adult children. Together they speak, lead retreats, counsel and write to help people find their way through the struggles of life.


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