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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 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 FTC REQUIRED DISCLOSURE The FTC requires me to tell you that I was provided a review copy of this book at no cost.DO NOT read this book unless you are willing to change the way you think about sin.The Seven Deadly Sins A Thomistic Guide to Vanquishing Vice and Sin by Kevin YostI found Dr Kevin Vost s book The Seven Deadly Sins A Thomistic Guide to Vanquishing Vice and Sin to be well organized, enlightening, and is causing me grief as the Lord has tried to help me deal with some of my sins.Ov FTC REQUIRED DISCLOSURE The FTC requires me to tell you that I was provided a review copy of this book at no cost.DO NOT read this book unless you are willing to change the way you think about sin.The Seven Deadly Sins A Thomistic Guide to Vanquishing Vice and Sin by Kevin YostI found Dr Kevin Vost s book The Seven Deadly Sins A Thomistic Guide to Vanquishing Vice and Sin to be well organized, enlightening, and is causing me grief as the Lord has tried to help me deal with some of my sins.OverviewThis was the first of Vost s books that I have ever read, and I am looking forward to reading his other works While there are a few points when professor Yoast comes out, by and large he takes his wisdom about Thomas Aquinas and explains it easier to understand language.Development of the Theology of the Seven Deadly SinsIf you are interested in how the theology of the seven deadly sins developed then the first part of the book will be a treat to you As a new fan of Thomas Aquinas, I particularly enjoyed chapter 7 to understandof how the dumb ox thought If you do skip these first seven chapters be forewarned that Vost as a good teacher frequently refers those mentioned in this first part.The Sins and Their DaughtersThe second part of the book is amazing He has a chapter for each one of the vices Sloth, greed, avarice, vainglory, gluttony, lust, and wrath My original intention was to loan my copy of the book to my wife so that we could have something to talk about but I ended up marking up these seven chapter so much that I might need to buy her another copy.Vost breaks down our understanding of each one of the vices using Scripture, Church teaching, and the words of Thomas Aquinas He talks about the daughters of each vice the sins associated with the seven deadly ones.For example, envy has five daughters hatred, tail bearing, detraction, joy at another s misfortune, and grief at another s prosperity Reading the definition of the vices and their daughters helped me see how easy it is to commit one of the seven deadly sins.The chapter that caused me the most problems was the one on wrath This is an issue I have struggled with for as long as I can remember While the Lord is helping me overcome my anger issues, I still have a long way.Vost presents a table about halfway through this chapter talking about the ABCs of emotional disturbance In that table, he presents the Thomistic Christian way of reacting when somebody wrongs us as opposed to what is considered normal by most people.About a week after I read this chapter, I had a situation where I could have responded as the world does or as Aquinas suggests I picked the former Had I not recently read this book, I probably would have thought nothing of the incident but now that I am aware of the truth, I went confession the following week.RecommendationIf you have any interest in living a life worthy of your calling, I would highly recommend getting a copy of Dr Vost s book The Seven Deadly Sins.Saint Thomas teaches that sin is nothing else than a bad human act Now that an act is a human act is due to its being voluntary as being elicited by the will Summa, Question 71, article 6 Sin is knowing what is wrong and choosing it anyway Saint Paul tells us Romans 6 23 that reward of living a sinful life is death separation from God forever Too many of us are willingly committing the subtle sins that separates from the love of God.This book has opened my eyes to the scope of sin If we do all the suggestions Vost has for us to avoid sin, several saints will be made from this book.Book InformationTitle The Seven Deadly Sins A Thomistic Guide to Vanquishing Vice and Sin by Kevin VostPage Count 207Publisher Sophia Institute press May 19, 2015 ISBN 13 978 1622822348 Link 9.95 Kindle 15.95 Paperback Great read Really opened my eyes and allowed me to reflect on the seven deadly sins and how they have affected me Will need to reread Before I picked up this book, i knew there were 7 deadly sins I am shocked to find out in this book being sloth is also one of the deadly sins This isn t the kind of book I was hoping to read Not a pleasure to read I found it is hard to understand what it says. THE SinsMan must understand how they behave towards others and within himself Satan is the Commander of the evil spirits who are directly responsible for causing man to sin, knowingly or unknowingly Beware of what you say and do. In the first centuries of the Christian epoch, devotees retreated into the desert wastes to flee temptation Even away from the cry of the maddening crowd, however, they found themselves struggling with the everyday vices of mankind tendencies toward pride, apathy, lust, envy, gluttony, anger, and sloth, and so on In an attempt to organize a campaign against them, the monk progenitors first had to identify the enemy, creating a list of the chief frailties that all others stemmed from These In the first centuries of the Christian epoch, devotees retreated into the desert wastes to flee temptation Even away from the cry of the maddening crowd, however, they found themselves struggling with the everyday vices of mankind tendencies toward pride, apathy, lust, envy, gluttony, anger, and sloth, and so on In an attempt to organize a campaign against them, the monk progenitors first had to identify the enemy, creating a list of the chief frailties that all others stemmed from These seven enemies of the soul are not uniquely Christian sins they are universal problems of the human condition, and Vost draws on classical sources Aristotle and the Roman Stoics Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius for both insight and remedy The remedy is only partially philosophical, however, as Vost also counsels readers to seek help in the sacraments of the Church, especially Confession and the Eucharist Written in three stages, Vost first reviews how these seven in particular were singled out, shares patristic thought on the progression of vice from initial impulses to behavioral habit, and then offers a Jacob s ladder route away from downfall These include practices useful against every vice, while some are sin specific A few of the rungs an examination of conscience, mental awareness of drifting into vicious habit, and the deliberate cultivation of each vice s counter virtue, could easily be found in a book like A Guide to the Good Life.The master here, however, is not Epictetus, but Thomas Aquinas It is Aquinas study of the desert fathers that produces a list of seven sins, and not eight and Aquinas who offers advice for remedy, himself bringing together both the Hebrew and Greek wisdom traditions harnessing both mindfulness and prayer, contemplation and action, philosophical principle and sacrament The Seven Deadly Sins is thus true to its name in being a Tomistic guide to vice and virtue, in effect offering laymen a guide into the theological expanse of Aquinas Few people commit great evils, but we all hindered by the same seemingly minor snares It is those small seed which can produce horror if left unchecked, however, and so this tidy little volume seems most valuable in the pursuit of spirituality, especially Christian Not as meaty as I hoped, but still good Simple and quick understanding of the seven deadly sins, and the virtues we can cultivate to combat vice. My people perish for lack of knowledge A great survey of the seven deadly vices and their corresponding virtues This is NOT formal theology, so it s a really accessible way to learn about this topic VERY IMPORTANT I do wish the chapters were a little longer and providedscriptural references, but it was a great book.