Previously released in 2006 as It Came from Within, author Andy Stanley re-releases the updated 2011 version as Enemies of the Heart. A practical title for the veracity Andy writes. Enemies of the Heart describes the four emotions that control you and how to break away from those emotions once and for all. Guilt, anger, greed and jealousy plague our veins and corrupt our heart. The first page suitably begins with Jeremiah 17:9 ESV “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? “
Andy puts a humbling and often humorous personal illustration on each of the four emotions we are in battle with. Each emotion is described and evaluated through four sections; analyzing the root of the emotion, what is the emotion, confronting the emotion and finally moving forward. Through his personal experiences and reference to scripture, Andy describes what God says about these emotions and how we can overcome them.
As stated on page 113, “Secrets are like buried splinters: The best thing to do is get them out; otherwise, the wound gets infected. Healing can’t begin until the splinter is out-until you confess.” Reading Enemies of the Heart was an awakening to my inner-self loathing. I highly recommend the book as it will cause you to examine your own heart and determine who the real enemy is.
~ I received this Book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.