Friday, July 22, 2011

Enemies of the Heart

Andy Stanley who is a pastor and founder of North Point Ministries has written a new book called Enemies of the Heart. This book talks about four specific emotions; guilt, anger, greed and jealousy. Andy talks about these four emotions to be responsible for undesirable acts that we as Christians commit. In the book he explores each of these emotions and how they influence the daily lives of the human race. These four emotions have the power to build or destroy relationships with others. They have the power to destroy families, homes, friendships and careers if not explored/ challenged.  This book talks about how our heart reflects our real emotions and feelings. The heart is the wellspring of our life and often we hide stuff in our heart, but don't realize how those feelings actually play out in our words, actions and deeds towards others. 



This book has a six week discussion guide too and would be great for a small group bible study. I am spending a lot of time understanding my anger, guilt, greed and jealousy. This book will open up your eyes for sure. This gets a 5/5 stars for me! Thanks to Waterbrook Multnomah for a free review copy. They did not compensate me for my review. This is my honest opinion. 

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