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The Seven Deadly Sins: A Visitor's Guide

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Lawrence Cunningham guides readers on a tour of and personal inquiry into the seven deadly sins--their roots in the mystic experiences of the desert fathers, their modern manifestations, and how to supplant these invasive, destructive habits with virtue.

Sloth, envy, gluttony, greed, anger, lust, and pride: when and how were they first identified? Who grouped them together?

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Paperback, 128 pages
Published November 26th 2012 by Ave Maria Press
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Sarah
Dec 19, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
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With The Seven Deadly Sins: A Visitor's Guide, author Lawrence Cunningham has prepared a resource that, I kid you not, is a gem.

Are you a catechist? You'll love it.

Are you a parent? You'll need it.

Are you a struggling sinner? You'll see an approach to sin that may well give you hope.

Not that you didn't have hope before, mind you. Not that you weren't already well-prepared as a parent. Not that you didn't have resources out the wazoo for teaching and preparing.

Cunningham is entertaining and conve
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Jeff
Jul 28, 2015 Jeff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Helpful devotional read

This is a very clear, brief, and thoughtful piece on the well-known and so-called seven deadly sins. Each of the sins is given its own chapter. Those chapters are preceded by an introduction putting the discussion of the sins in their historical context in relation to Christian tradition and followed by an epilogue focused on purity of heart.
Harry Dudley
Jan 17, 2016 Harry Dudley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A worthwhile tour

I like the clear language, examples and humor here all done in a delightful dialogue with tradition. I honestly found myself laughing while examining my conscience or as he point out so well my heart.
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