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It Came from Within!: The Shocking Truth of What Lurks in the Heart [Hardcover]

By Andy Stanley (Author)
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The author's life-changing message examines four conditions at the root of sour attitudes, hurting relationships, and regretful actions: guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy. This book will help readers disclose the true state of their hearts and turn what's terrifying into what's terrific.

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Where Did THAT Come From?

You know that dreaded, sinking, I-can't-believe-I-said-that-out-loud feeling? It's a disconnect between your attitude and your actions. Or is it? “For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks,” states Matthew 12:33. Scary, but true: The words you “accidentally” speak and the actions you later regret are actually in keeping with what's hiding in your heart. Andy Stanley's life-changing message examines four conditions at the root of sour attitudes, hurting relationships, and regretful actions: guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy. This book will help you disclose the true state of your heart and turn what's terrifying into what's terrific.

You Can't Run

from What Lurks Within

More frightening than Frankenstein. More seductive than a vampire's kiss. More destructive than alien invaders from another planet. They will numb your soul, steal your life, and threaten your most treasured relationships.

Who are these creatures?

Where do they come from?

At the fall of mankind they were unleashed on the world, wreaking havoc and sending countless thousands fleeing from their homes. And their lair is found in the last place anyone wants to look – the mysterious depths of the human heart.

You think nobody knows the real you. You think your secret is safe. Beware! These forces gain strength from darkness. And left to their own, they will grow in power and influence, like a lab experiment gone terribly wrong.

But these monsters have a weakness. They can be defeated. You can escape their clutches and be forever free of their influence.

Learn the truth–before it's too late!

Are you afraid to look inside?

Suddenly a young wife files for divorce. Suddenly a college student's grades drop and his attitude changes. Suddenly a man's harmless pastime becomes a destructive habit.

Each looks for someone else to blame. But the real enemy lurks within. Each of these people is a victim, but not in the way they might think. An invader, a deadly parasite, has wrapped its powerful, controlling tentacles around each victim's heart.

The heart. Not the organ that pumps blood through our veins, but that invisible, intangible place where we experience love, compassion, contempt, and jealousy.

Like the physical heart, this other heart is highly susceptible to attack–by four nightmarish foes, in particular. Four malevolent forces that, left unchallenged, have the power to lay waste our homes, trample our careers, and leave our relationships in fiery ruins.

But hope is not lost. There is a way to fight back.

In this smart, revealing book, you will be introduced to these four invaders of the heart. More importantly, you will be given four weapons designed specifically to destroy them. Writing with deep honesty and gentle humor, Andy Stanley shows how you can overcome these monsters and save your world, starting now.

Story Behind the Book

Andy Stanley is the senior pastor of three North Point Ministries campuses with a cumulative congregation of more than twenty thousand. In his role he sees a tremendous number of people struggling with the same basic issues. This book is based on a message he spoke to his congregation to help them better understand, work through, and move beyond the problems caused by a hurting heart.
Andy Stanley serves as senior pastor of the campuses of North Point Ministries, including North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia; Buckhead Church in Atlanta, Georgia; and Browns Bridge Community Church in Cumming, Georgia. Each Sunday, over twenty thousand attend one of these NPM campuses. Andy is the bestselling author of Visioneering, The Next Generation Leader, The Best Question Ever, and How Good Is Good Enough? Andy and his wife, Sandra, have two sons and a daughter.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Multnomah Books
Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.4" Width: 6.28" Height: 0.81"
Weight:   0.93 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 9, 2006
Publisher   Multnomah Books
ISBN  1590525108  
ISBN13  9781590525104  

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More About Andy Stanley

Andy Stanley Andy Stanley leads one of the fastest growing churches in America today. He is a sough-after speaker and leadership mentor with a special passion for raising up the next generation of leaders capable of leading from a core of integrity, faith and wisdom. A best-selling author, Andy continues to challenge others through books such as, Choosing to Cheat, The Best Question Ever, The Next Generation Leader and Visioneering.

Andy Stanley is the founder of North Point Ministries, Inc. (NPM). Each Sunday, more than 33,000 people attend one of NPM's seven Atlanta-area churches. In addition, NPM has planted over 25 churches outside the metro Atlanta area with a combined weekly attendance of more than 15,000. Over one million of Andy's messages are accessed from our North Point websites monthly, including both leadership and sermon content.

SPANISH BIO: Andy Stanley fundo North Point Ministries, Inc. (NPM) en 1995 con la vision de crear iglesias a las cuales les agradara asistir tambien a las personas que no se identifican con ninguna otra iglesia. Cada domingo, mas de 33.000 personas asisten a una de las siete iglesias que tiene North Point en la zona de Atlanta, Georgia. NPM tambien ha fundado tambien mas de 25 iglesias fuera de la zona metropolitana de Atlanta, con una asistencia semanal combinada de mas de 15.000 personas. Cada mes, mas de un millon de personas escuchan sus mensajes en los distintos portales de NPM en la web. Andy y su esposa Sandra viven en Alpharetta, Georgia, y tienen tres hijos: Andrew, Garrett y Allie. Puedes encontrar mas informacion y utilizar los recursos gratuitos que se ofrecen, entrando a su portal:

Andy Stanley has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Leadership Library
  2. Lifechange Books
  3. North Point Resources
  4. Northpoint Resources
  5. Serie Bolsillo

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good read, practical tips  Nov 10, 2008
This book was used by our small group for a group study. The book has some good, thought provoking items. In addition, it has some useful tools to work on jealousy, forgiveness, guilt, and anger. This is not a deep theological read, but I found this useful. The book makes some good, biblically based points on HOW to change our views and fix some of the "stuff" that corrupts our Christian life. I found the points that Andy Stanley makes about jealously quite hard and challenging but true. It adds some tools to your faith to help you be more Christ like. You will find the DVD is a good resource. Thumbs up.
Need to Elaborate, Not Getting Paid Enough? COME ON!!  Sep 27, 2008
When somebody's intention is to help, then hopefully they actually take some time to think about what needs to be said. I think this had a lot of potential. But when reading it, it hit me that Andy Stanley was writing this as if he had better things to do with his time. Almost as if he said to himself, "Well, I've preached plenty of sermons, and this isn't the first book I've cranked out. I don't exactly get paid to elaborate!" If as a Christian, your intention in a book is to line every chapter with one, maybe two, "Jesus said this," well, what else does the Bible say? What other experiences can you give me to help me out a little bit here. Andy Stanley begins each chapter with a line from a classic monster movie or movie from the 30's or 50's, maybe a quote from Mick Jagger or Don Henley. That's great! How about trying to be less important and filling half paragraphs with Godzilla, and do some work? Yeah! But there are some issues to deal with in the heart.

In all honesty, Stanley does a decent job. I just thought he could've added more.

Stanley makes it clear that there are 4 heart issues. Anger, guilt, greed and jealousy. Simple outlines for each of them
Anger says, "You owe me!"
Guilt says, "I owe you."
Greed says, "I owe me."
Jealousy says, "God owes me!"

All of these things are heart issues. Are we willing to deal with the issue so we can come up with a solution. Stanley comes out with some Biblical points that can help us all out.

I once went to a comedy show that featured 3 comedians. The one that everybody was looking forward to performed like Stanley writes. He acted as if he didn't get paid enough. That doesn't impress me. And fortunately this was loaned to me. Because if Andy Stanley doesn't get paid enough to elaborate just a little bit more, he ain't getting my money!!
Andy Stanley's: It Came From Within  Jul 21, 2008
This is the most incredible book. I keep purchasing several copies every few months and give them away. It is so important to know that when we get anger, jealousy, guilt and greed lodge in our heart it effects our life. Everything we do in life we do from our heart so when these things are lodge in our heart it begins effecting our relationships. Ask yourself daily "How was your heart today? Did you get mad at anybody today?" Above ALL else guard YOUR heart.
Guilt, Anger, greed and jealousy who doesnt struggle with them!  Dec 3, 2007
Andy Stanley gives great practical insights and wisdom on dealing with problems in our hearts that we all struggle with namely guilt,anger,greed and jealousy. I found this to be both an insightful and very practical book. I continue to use some of the strategies from this book in my own battles!
Well worth it!  Jun 12, 2007
Well written, thought provoking, and informative, this is one of the best christian non-fiction books i've ever read. It deals with four main sins of the heart: anger, guilt, greed, and jealousy. It doesn't mention pride or some of the other sins the Bible names but for the four that it does, it gives great insights to each. I found a lot of his statements eye-opening. Verses i've read and heard a thousand times were cast in a perspective i had never thought of before. Some people who've reviewed this book already didn't agree with guilt being a problem of the heart. I agree with that to an extent because feeling guilty of committing a sin makes you aware of its horrible potential if you continue in it. But, i think guilt can become a sin when you hold on to it and when it begins to hinder you from growing closer to God. In the end, this is a very short and very powerful book for anyone: from a teenager to a elderly man or woman.

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