• Enemies of the Heart

  • Breaking Free from the Four Emotions That Control You
  • By: Andy Stanley
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (766 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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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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

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

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Be ready to work

The narration of this book was a little slow. I increased the speed to 1.1x which I never had to do before. Then I restarted the book. I really had to work on listening to this book not because of narration but because I was uncomfortable. This book made me dig deep and truly find the root cause of why I acted in such a way and why I carried a shame, guilt, and anger for so many years. But it really wasn’t until the end of the book that I found those things I mentioned before truly being released from my heart. What was it? A true and intimate relationship with my real father. Thank you Mr. Stanley . Now I truly can move forward. I highly recommend this book.

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Loved it in NM

I love everything by Andy Stanley because he is authentic and real. His books And messages are relevant to our everyday lives!

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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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RIGHT ON THE MARK COULD HELP ALL PEOPLE.

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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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Great content. Maybe a little slow in presentation.

Ideas and thoughts presented were in point but it felt like the book dragged on. The narrator was just very mediocre. Still very relevant content and thought provoking. We all struggle with the issues presented.

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Two faces we wear, one is a lie

Facing the true reality of our own hearts with Jesus, our Wisdom, empowers us to make the changes.

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  • 08-27-20

excellent stuff

Really great book full of practical strategy as well as insightful wisdom. Easy listen but with lots of challenges to get your head around too

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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 H
  • 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.