Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Enemies of the Heart - Book Review

I was given an opportunity to review Andy Stanley's book, Enemies of the Heart.  This book identifies four emotions that have the power to control us if we allow them to do so. This book is well written; however, may be difficult to digest, especially if one or more of these four emotions has lodged itself in your heart. Stanley identifies the four enemies of the heart as guilt, anger, greed and jealousy.  Stanley uses multiple scriptures and personal illustrations to help the reader understand each enemy.  Throughout reading this book I began to find it easier to identify emotions in myself and those around me. The good news is that not only does Stanley identify these four enemies he also provides ways for us to overcome them.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn to take control over his or her emotions. One chapter I especially enjoyed described how learning to model this control over our emotions can greatly benefit our children.  By learning how to model confession, forgiveness, generosity and celebration we can teach our children how to manage the emotions that rage within them and provide them with a valuable resource that will serve them well for a lifetime.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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