Have you wanted to understand why you reacted a certain way to your spouse, your children, your siblings? Or maybe, you wanted to figure out why after you told yourself you would not react to the ex-spouse in an explosive manner no matter what, the same argumentative end of the encounter occurred?
Author and Pastor Andrew Stanley has written an incredible work of healing in Enemies of the Heart: Breaking Free from the Emotions that Control You, that dives right in to our heart situations with great precision and puts on notice the enemies of our heart: guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy. Stanley gives us the tools to fight back and gain foundational balance in facing down the enemy and getting the victory over the matters of our hearts.
Haven't you wanted to have a more fruitful relationship with the people you love, or worked better in a professional relationship, or understood how to be a better parent to your children? This is the book for you.
I have had all kinds of Franklin Covey classes, instruction in understanding personality types, being a better me and managing my personality with others for productivity. I recently read When the Hurt Runs Deep by Kay Aurthur, which is also a brilliant read; yet Enemies of the Heart spoke to me in a completely different way that gave me insight into some small hidden spaces God needed to get into and sweep clean.
Stanley is no nonsense in his conversational deliberate delivery of this informative anointed text that makes you feel like you are just having coffee with a good friend, and a really great conversation too. One that you both will walk away from changed.
I highly recommend Enemies of the Heart to anyone who wants to improve their interpersonal relationships, understand what the battle is about, or just live and love in a better way.
Over the past few years I have read several of Andy Stanley's books and he is fast becoming among my favorite author/pastor/teachers. He writes in an easy to read style, yet does not insult your intelligence. The author uses Scripture and illustrations to make his case, and he also provides ways that you can practically apply the information he presents.
If you have any issues in your life that stem from guilt, anger, greed or jealosy (and it is likely we all have at some point in our lives), then this book is a helpful resource.
I received a copy of this book through the Blogging for Books Program, but was not required to provide a positive review of the material.
You go to the doctor for a routine exam and he finds something wrong with your heart. It is not as healthy as you thought.
In his book, *It Came From Within*, author and pastor, Andy Stanley exposes the shocking truth of what really lurks in our hearts. There are four "monsters" that reside in our hearts that wreck havoc in our lives. This book not only exposes these "monsters" operate but it also gives us four biblical weapons to destroy them.
I highly recommend this easy to understand book on how to live a victorious life.
In "Enemies of the Heart" Andy Stanley deals with four things that have the power to consume a person from the inside out. Anger, guilt, greed, and jealousy. He describes what each of these look like in a persons life, and how biblically they are sinful. He then give a scriptural remedy for fighting against these; forgiveness, confession, generosity, and celebration. Whether or not you feel you are dealing with any of these issues, it is a great book. You may discover some hidden areas of your life that God wants to fix. Or you may be able to use the scriptures to help a friend who is struggling. Andy Stanley is a great pastor whose books are centered on scripture and practical for the reader.