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Enemies of the Heart

Breaking Free from the Four Emotions That Control You
Narrated by: Lloyd James
Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
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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.

©2011 Andy Stanley (P)2011 christianaudio.com

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good soul searcher

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

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.

What did you like best about this story?

the ah- ha moments

Any additional comments?

going to get in paperback so I can do the workbook parts and refer to others

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ARE YOU UP FOR A CHALLENGE?

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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.

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  • Justin
  • Penrose, CO, United States
  • 09-16-12

Lots of insight into dealing with heart issues

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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.

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Getting rid of heart poison

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It gets beneath the surface and uncovers destructive emotions that will eventually derail us if not dealt with.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Enemies of the Heart?

How anger says: "You owe me." Greed says: "I owe me," Jealousy says: "God owe me." Guilt says: "I owe you."

What does Lloyd James bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Lloyd James read the book well.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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.

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Compelling, Heart Revelation, Life Changing

What did you love best about Enemies of the Heart?

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.

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  • Cynthia
  • Fruita, CO, United States
  • 01-09-12

RIGHT ON THE MARK COULD HELP ALL PEOPLE.

Where does Enemies of the Heart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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Who was your favorite character and why?

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What does Lloyd James bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

LIKE VOICE

What did you learn from Enemies of the Heart that you would use in your daily life?

THIS BOOK CAN HELP ALL WHO LISTEN.

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WISH ALL WOULD LISTEN COULD CHANGE THE WORD.

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A Book That Everyone Needs to Read

Loved it, challenged me in areas I didn't realize it would. Recommend the book to others.

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Convicting and necessary

Wow. This book takes you through the journey of - I'm doing OK in life to- I didn't know I had so many hidden issues. If you want to be fully free from your hidden heart struggles. I encourage you to listen to this book. It exposes them and shows you how to resolve the problem. Very enlightening!

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Eye Opener

This was a very eye opening book for me. It revealed some heart problems i didnt realize I was dealing with and also helped to explain some of mt teenage son's behavior.

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Grab a Tissue

Or A box. This book forces you to look deep within yourself. Reflecting on such hurtful yet informative parts of yourself. You will learn to love yourself.

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  • Aremix
  • 02-05-19

Impressively Insightful

Super clear explanations and helpful insights. Practical help for overcoming guilt, anger, greed and jealousy.

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  • Steve Harris
  • 01-10-18

Great book well read.

This was a good book well written with many challenges. Would recommend this to anyone serious about challenging the enemies of their heart.