Saturday, January 7, 2012

"Enemies of the Heart"

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When I first began reading "Enemies of the Heart" by Andy Stanley, I was amazed at how the author could take such a deep and heavy subject matter and make it light enough to read.  I have read a lot of "personal growth" type books and many are just too clinical to really capture my attention.  Not so with "Enemies of the Heart".

This book focuses on guilt, anger, greed and jealousy, how to identify them in your own life and what to do about it.  It was interesting that some things you don't think of as a particular sin really can be.  For example, greed can manifest itself in the extremes of good things like saving and planning.

I found this book to be refreshingly honest and not "preachy" at all.  As a matter of fact, Pastor Stanley shares stories from his own life which, I believe, allows the reader to be more honest with themselves.
In addition, I would highly recommend this book for discussion in a Small Group setting.  And to make it really easy, included is a 6-week discussion guide which includes great, compelling questions.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group as part of their Blogger Review Program. 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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