The publisher hopes to have my new book in stock by next week, the second week of October. Order your copy from Regina Orthodox Press or through this blog (PayPal – see options in the left side margin).
DEFEATING SIN will help readers to better understand the disease that troubles the human soul.
DEFEATING SIN will prove an invaluable aid for those engaged in spiritual warfare, helping them make that U-turn from the passions toward the virtues.
Christians of all denominational backgrounds will benefit from the ancient wisdom of the Church Fathers and the perpetual call to repentance. Orthodox Christians, Catholics, and Anglicans will find the book’s helpful guides for making a good Confession memorable, indispensable — a must!
DEFEATING SIN investigates the nature of the Passions and the saving grace of the Virtues.
– What led to the fall of the Archangel Lucifer and one-third of the heavenly hosts?
– What caused the fall of our first parents, Adam and Eve?
– What causes our own stumbling?
– How can we identify the traps and temptations of the enemy?
– How do we get back up once we’ve fallen?
– How can we struggle toward God-pleasing solutions – even the Kingdom of Heaven?
May you, reader, be blessed and enlightened and encouraged in your struggle by the wisdom contained in this book, to the glory of the All-Holy Trinity and the salvation of your soul.
— Bishop BASIL
This book has evolved over several decades of reflection that is both personal and part of our Orthodox family inheritance. This is a read that will bring many back through its pages just as memories of powerful retreats and epiphanies return to us and become once again moments of grace in an hour of need. DEFEATING SIN: Overcoming our Passions and Changing Forever is a book that will be marked up and well-worn by those who own it and no doubt shared with other Christians who long for a well of renewal and a blessed retreat.
— The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield – Chancellor, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary