Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Heart Disease

    Whats in your heart is translated into words and deeds. How you respond to your hurts determines the condition of your heart. In ENEMIES OF THE HEART we learn that the four enemies of the heart are guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy. These four enemies each result from a debt to debtor dynamic guilt says I owe you, anger says you owe me, greed says I owe me, and jealousy says God owes me.
    The first part of the book explains how the above are true. In the second part of the book Mr. Stanley gives the antidotes to the enemies of the heart. Guilt's is confession, anger's is forgiveness, greed's is generous giving, and jealousy's is celebration. There aren't alot of Scripture given to support his arguments but they are Biblical. The section of the book that was must meaningful to me was the one on anger I now understand why my anger flares up at times and now I have the how to overcome it.
    The book closes with a section on lust.Lust is a appetite that needs to be managed and properly focused and when it has the right focus it's a good thing. What this book boils down to is the importance of guarding your heart.
    I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.