Archbishop Fulton Sheen shows you how to win a lasting victory over vice.
Fulton Sheen claims that since all seven deadly sins led Christ's enemies to nail Him to the Cross, we can find in the example of His suffering and death sure means to overcome each of those sins, plus the key to understanding-and to nurturing in our own soul-each corresponding virtue.
This is a short book, but filled with many important things to ponder. There are seven chapters, each one devoted to one of the seven deadly sins. Bishop Sheen describes each of the sins in detail and shows how they destroy the soul of the one who partakes in them. He of course, gives advice on how we can overcome such vices.
One interesting thing that he does is start each chapter with a quote from Jesus on the cross (one of the seven last words of Christ). In doing so, he is claiming that each one of Christ's seven last words corresponded to something about each one of the seven deadly sins. It was quite interesting, and something that is worth contemplating.
Of course, Bishop Sheen is a lucid writer, and he is always an easy and enjoyable read.
This is a very positive book. As the editor's review states, it gives us the key to overcoming vice: growing in virtue. Which is more than simply turning away from vice. We have to turn away from our vices and turn toward something that is good: the virtue God wants for us, which will make us more like Him.
Anybody who sincerely wants to feel fulfilled and overcome with good the sins of lust, or anger, or any of the other 7 deadly sins, and give greater glory to God in their lives through the grace and power Jesus Christ offers us through His sacrifice, this is a great book!
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