The seven deadly sins are generals leading a vast and deadly army. The soldiers are a variety of sins and misdeeds, and the capital sins are the officers who sent them on their nefarious tasks.
With the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas as his guide, best-selling author Kevin Vost tackles the deadly sins one-by-one, showing how they take root in our soul and give birth to offspring – other sinful thoughts and deeds that help it reach its sinful goals.
You'll learn how they attacks us, and how they become ingrained habits that prevent virtue from raising us to heaven. Indeed, these sins hold us down to earth – and possibly, ultimately, even much lower.
The deadly sins can be conquered, and in these pages you'll learn the methods employed by saints to vanquish vicious habits and replace them with virtuous ones.
Follow the advice in this book, and you'll soon strike at the head of sin and walk more positively in the light and love of Christ.
You'll also learn:
Which sin can truly be called the deadliest in the world
Why there are only seven deadly sins
What takes place within our souls when we grapple with sin
The relationship between vices and sins – and how to sever their bonds
How each and every deadly sin is outnumbered by several opposite virtues
Six deadly dominoes: Do you know the sins that almost always cause us to commit additional sins?
How "the mother of the virtues" dethrones "the queen of the vices"
Seven sacramental and saint-sanctioned strategies to call forth God's graces to grapple with each deadly sin
"This is far and away the best book on the seven deadly sins: clear, logical, compelling. This is the stuff that lives are transformed with."
-Karl Keating, Founder of Catholic Answers
"This analysis is a joy to read. It roots the reader in the source of all joy: the Lord of Life who warns that sin can destroy his divine image in man, but whose grace can conquer vice with virtue."
-Fr. George William Rutler
"Kevin Vost has written complete and complex analysis of the seven deadly sins which is also practical, profound, and professional."
-Fr. Dwight Longenecker