Saturday, February 18, 2012
Book Review - Our Favorite Sins
The Essential Guide for Beating Temptation
Falling for temptation isn’t inevitable. We don’t have to lose the fight. In fact, we can win if we understand the root of the problem and what Christians have done from the beginning to beat it. Our Favorite Sins shines a much-needed light in our lives’ dark corners and reveals the time-tested methods for getting victory over sin.
Are you tyrannized by your own desires?
If you are breathing, your answer is probably yes.
The question is: What are you going to do about it?
With more than thirty years of pastoral experience, Todd D. Hunter knows that most people—himself included—struggle every day with temptation. All too often, we fail and fall, and some of us are at our wit’s end, utterly defeated. What do we do to get a grip on the sin in our life and live like God wants?
There’s good news: despite all our failures and shameful “moments after,” there really is a way out, a way forward, and a way that draws us closer to the life that God desires for us.
In Our Favorite Sins, Hunter cracks open the problem of temptation and points to practical, Biblically based, time-tested solutions. First revealing the role played by our disordered desires, Hunter shows how different temptations trip us up and how we can resist and overcome them, even if we’ve fallen prey to them for decades. Victory starts with reordering our desires, and the church has given us the tools for the job. Hunter shows us how to use them and start beating the temptations that so often beat us.
Informed by exclusive research from the Barna Group, Our Favorite Sins offers a view that works for any believer wherever they are and no matter how big the battle they’re fighting.
My Take on the Book
This book looks at the concept of temptation and what happens when you fall into the grips of temptation. Well written and engaging you are able to get a good picture of ways in which you can set yourself apart from the temptation that you may be faced with in your life. The author, shares some great examples with simple and poignant prayers that you can use daily. What was most interesting though was that the sins you might think about initially as sins and instead the author explains that the sins that all of us need to be concerned with include: anxiety, procrastination, over-eating, media addiction, and laziness. I know that I for one have had some issue with the above issues but after reading this I found some new inspiration for tackling these areas in my own life. Think about these areas for yourself and think about what you can do to work on these issues in your life. All-in-all this was a great book that I would highly recommend!
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