Book Review: "Enemies of the Heart" by Andy Stanley

by - Monday, May 07, 2012

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick;
who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9 (ESV)

Formerly released as "It Came from Within," Andy Stanley's  newest book, Enemies of the Heart: Breaking Free from Emotions that Control"  is a great read for anyone has a heart (pun intended.) Andy proposes that there are 4 primary enemies of the heart: guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy. By offering practical direction, supported with biblical insight, the author seeks to help you break free from their destructive power over your heart...and your life. 

"...just as a heart attack has the potential to destroy your body, so spiritual heart disease has the potential to destroy you and squeeze the life out of your most valuable relationships."

The concept is not hard to comprehend. Deep down we know something is wrong with us and yet we continue to say we're "fine." Though there are many enemies of the heart, I'm glad that Andy narrowed it down to the most destructive of them, addressing each with practicality and biblical support. Written from his point of view, the reader can easily relate to the material and will enjoy his transparency. I look forward to reading more books from him.

About the author: Andy Stanley is a pastor, communicator, author, and the founder of North Point Ministries, Inc. (NPM). Since its inception in 1995, North Point Ministries has grown from one campus to five in the Atlanta area and has helped plant more than thirty strategic partner churches globally. Each Sunday, more than twenty-five thousand people attend worship services at one of North Point Ministries’ five campuses. Andy’s books include Communicating for a Change,  The Next Generation Leader, Visioneering, and How Good is Good Enough? Andy lives in Alpharetta, Georgia, with his wife, Sandra, and their children.

Bonus: Download Chapter One of Enemies of the Heart here.

The book is available in print and ebook format.

Disclosure: A copy of this book was provided to me free of charge from the publisher for the purpose of review. A positive review was not required. All opinions contained in this review are mine.

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