Enemies of the Heart: Breaking Free from the Four Emotions That Control You by Andy Stanley–Audio Book Review
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Andy Stanley describes 4 obstacles in the life of a believer (and I would also propose non-believer too) of guilt, anger, greed and jealousy. Through life examples and biblical references, we see how there is no disconnect regarding the prescription for these maladies.
I have wanted to read something by Andy for a while, however with this audio I found it hard to stay focused on the audio due to the narration. Although the topic was enticing and engaging, the narration left something to be desired (and I gave it a fair shot by listening to it a few times before writing this review).
The audio did challenge me to revisit studies have have done on the 4 enemies and it was good for me to revisit my biblical counseling foundations in these areas in my life. Although the author attempted to convey biblical truth I was turned off by the therapeutic gospel elements of the tone of the book.
I must confess however that the information was presented in a cohesive, yet appealing manner and I can give Andy a charitable judgment in that I believe he was attempting to successfully convey Biblical truth. I would not recommend this book to others because I believe that stories, reflections, or revisiting sin history do not take the place of confession (which he does address) or repentance and especially obedience to scripture when it comes to the 4 enemies.