Monday, September 19, 2011
Review: Enemies of the Heart by Andy Stanley
Guilt. Anger. Greed. Jealousy. Emotions that inhabit the human heart and poison healthy relationships. In ENEMIES OF THE HEART (formerly titled IT CAME FROM WITHIN), Andy Stanley tackles the inherent sickness of our hearts that causes us to miss out on a life filled with joy and enduring connections with other human beings and God. People who often do things that cause them to ask where that action came from, which includes everyone, often aren't willing to face the simple truth that our hearts are sick. We do what flows from our hearts. And it's not working.
Guilt causes us to feel that we owe those we've offended. Anger causes us to feel like everyone owes us. Greed causes us to want more and more. Jealousy caused to feel that God owes us. Guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy can only be combatted by confession, forgiveness, generosity, and gratitude. These four habits, Stanley says, will bring healing to our hearts and to our relationships.
Stanley is a compelling communicator, and he faces the enemies of our hearts head-on.
I received this book for free for review from Blogging for Books.