Enemies of the Heart

Andy Stanley's newest release, Enemies of the Heart (Breaking Free from the Four Emotions that Control You), is a highly readable and thoroughly helpful book.

As a coach and teacher at writer's conferences around the country, I frequently tell aspiring writers, "You can't write a book for everyone." But Stanley pretty much has. I can't imagine anyone--male, female, pastor, teacher, new Christian, old Christian, etc.--who would not benefit from reading this book.

Enemies of the Heart explores four destructive emotions—guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy—and shows how they infiltrate our lives and damage our relationships, homes, careers, and more. The author convincingly links each with a debt we feel and a desire we possess, and prescribes a new habit to counter each (saying, "It takes a habit to break a habit").

I finished the book just last night, and found myself recommending it to someone the next morning. That should express what I think of it. It's practical, biblical, helpful, and more impactful than most. It includes a six-week discussion guide in the back of the book, further increasing its value and applicability.


(Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher, for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”)

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