The Seven Deadly Sins
A Visitor's Guide
by Lawrence S. Cunningham
"Moral confusion may be the defining weakness of our era, but here is a book that can lead us back to the light."
—Paula Huston, author of Simplifying the Soul and A Season of Mystery
Where did this list of deadly sins come from, and what can Christians do to face these temptations?
Lawrence S. Cunningham
"Why did Pope Gregory the Great slip envy into his list of the seven deadly sins?" Read Chapter 5 from The Seven Deadly Sins.
"Moral confusion may be the defining weakness of our era, but here is a book that can lead us back to the light." Read what Paula Huston and others are saying about The Seven Deadly Sins.
"We should note that the list is not all that clear cut; at times we can think of sins as symbiotic..." Read more on the seven deadly sins from Dr. Cunningham here.
For additional works by Lawrence S. Cunningham, visit his faculty webpage here.
Listen in to this recent interview with Lawrence Cunningham from Relevant Radio's Morning Air program.
Christine Valters Paintner
The author writes not as moral theologian, but with a pastoral eye, and so the book is more about coming to understand the ways we see these patterns within us and how to work gently with them.
The primary antidote to the seven deadly sins is the affirmation of graceful interdependence.
With The Seven Deadly Sins, author Lawrence Cunningham has prepared a resource that, I kid you not, is a gem.
Cunningham's insights are fresh and practical; his writing style is conversational and entertaining.
I didn't expect to be caught by Cunningham's meditation on anger/wrath, which I've always thought of as the most boring sin.