In this compelling and helpful book, previously published as It Came From Within!, pastor and author Andy Stanley wrestles with what he calls"four invaders of the heart": guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy. One or another of these caustic emotions sabotages lives on a daily basis and destroys relationships. But Stanley assures listeners that there is hope.
In his trademark style - smart, engaging, and popular - he examines where these powerful forces come from and reveals effective strategies for overcoming them and moving toward healing and maturity.
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Andy Stanley frankly addresses fear, jealousy, anger & greed in the context of how these issues of the heart impact our daily life & reactions to both inconsequential & crisis situations.
It IS challenging - it is a mirror - but very worthwhile & loaded with authenticity - a hallmark of Andy Stanley's ministry. I am now on my 3rd listening of this recording. excellent stuff.
I very much enjoyed this book. You can deal with your heart issues so much better when you understand why you feel the way you feel. He really digs into some core issues and how you can bring healing to your heart by finding those issues and bringing them to Christ.
yes. WOW!. Makes you think about how you live your life currently and what God really wants. I knew I had some baggage like everyone does but I never used this approach to look at myself better.
the ah- ha moments
going to get in paperback so I can do the workbook parts and refer to others
Yes. It gets beneath the surface and uncovers destructive emotions that will eventually derail us if not dealt with.
How anger says: "You owe me." Greed says: "I owe me," Jealousy says: "God owe me." Guilt says: "I owe you."
Lloyd James read the book well.
Yes, how some of the poison in my heart was exposed! Now I am taking steps to clear up the poison so it does not effect most important relationships in my life.
The author, Andy Stanley, deals with a serious and sensitive subject matter and right through the audio, he manages to make the listener think, 'How does this apply to me and others in my life?' It has helped me to further understand the 'why' in how we behave and to look behind the behaviours to see the reason a person behaves in a certain way, instead of just the behaviours which are the out working of a much deeper issue. I love his sense of humour, I often smiled and sometimes laughed out loud, however there were times when the Lord touched my heart so deeply, I wanted to weep for the lack of understanding and compassion in the world.
THIS BOOK CAN HELP ALL WHO LISTEN.
WISH ALL WOULD LISTEN COULD CHANGE THE WORD.
I had fairly moderate expectations of this book when I started reading it. But it has turned into one of my top 10 all-time favorite books on spiritual life. It is so dead on in its assessment of the four enemies of the human heart. But it gives a new perspective on each of these four areas that I've never quite had before. And the section on how to deal with and counteract these four enemies is absolutely right. I heartily recommend this book to everyone who wants a life of personal freedom from guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy. This book is a life changer.
In the top twenty.
I most enjoyed the author's conversational writing style. That made it perfect for an audiobook. It was like listening to a close friend talk to you about dealing with your emotions and analyzing your heart in a sympathetic and caring way.
His voice was perfectly suited to the conversational, relaxed tone of the book.
Andy Stanley recounts how his father used to ask about the condition of his heart so regularly that his father could start the question and Andy would reply before he could finish it. That really touched me because I think that's the way things should be in Christian families. It was a simple way to say, "I love you and I really care about what's going on with you and your relationship with God."
This is the best book I've ever read about dealing with your emotions and examining your heart in terms of your motives. He concentrates his study on anger, guilt, greed, and jealousy and how these four emotions create attitudes that create actions.
I also appreciated the study guide questions at the end. This would be an excellent choice for a Christian book club or Sunday school group that wants to explore the emotional life of a Christian.
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