Thaddeus J. Williams

Don’t Follow Your Heart
Zondervan Reflective, 2023
By Thaddeus J. Williams

WHO: Thaddeus J. Williams, associate professor of systematic theology for Talbot School of Theology. 

HE SAYS: “If you want to become more truly yourself, then break the commandments of self-worship.”

THE BIG IDEA: This book shows that self-worship is a lie and that a life centered on God is truly satisfying.

THE PROGRESSION: The author presents the 10 commandments of self-worship, with each one being its own chapter: #liveyourbestlife, #okboomer, #followyourheart, #betruetoyourself, #youdoyou, #yolo, #theanswersarewithin, #authentic, #livethedream and #loveislove. Through this book, he blends theology, philosophy, science, psychology and pop culture.

“We were never meant to trust in, be defined by, be justified through, be satisfied in, and be captivated by ourselves. We were made to revere Someone infinitely more interesting than ourselves.”  

Thaddeus Williams
Thaddeus Williams

Thaddeus J. Williams is assistant professor of systematic theology for Talbot School of Theology. He has also taught philosophy and literature at Saddleback College, jurisprudence at Trinity Law School, and as a lecturer in worldview studies at L’Abri Fellowships in Switzerland and Holland, and ethics for Blackstone Legal Fellowship the Federalist Society in Washington, D.C. He is the author of REFLECT (Weaver Book Company) and Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth (Zondervan Academic)