Heart of Flesh is a literary journal that seeks deep, essential truth in poetry and fiction. We are not a typical “Christian fiction” journal. We believe all truth is God’s truth, and that Jesus and the themes from the Bible can be found in nearly every work of literature and every part of the human condition.
We like hopeful. We also like bleak. We like desperation and grit. But only if there is a light at the end of the tunnel. We want to see that golden pinprick of light guiding us out of the darkness.
The name Heart of Flesh comes from the book of Ezekiel, 36:26: ” And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” In the Old Testament, this is a promise to the Israelites. It also reflects the aim of Heart of Flesh: to allow the Holy Spirit to soften hearts. Though we do not usually publish typical “Christian Fiction,” our goal is to permeate the secular with the profound need for Jesus Christ.
- Veronica McDonald, Editor-in-Chief