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The Seven Deadly Sins
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 more 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
The One-Minute Aquinas
25 popes consider St. Thomas Aquinas the Church's preeminent theologian because he saw truths about God, our Faith, and the Christian life which had never been seen before.
But do you have time to read the 3,000 pages in his Summa Theologica? Do you struggle to understand the abstract theological terms he uses in On Being and Essence?
Perhaps you, like so many of us, desire to be taught by such a great philosopher as Aquinas, but feel he is well beyond your reach. Not anymore.
In The One-Minute Aquinas, veteran Catholic author Dr. Kevin Vost provides you with simple, readable explanations of St. Thomas's life-giving wisdom.
In this book's lucid pages, you'll read small, digestible portions of St. Thomas's answers to questions such as . . .Why do souls need the sacraments?
Why didn't Jesus write the Bible himself?
What are simple proofs of God's existence?
What is heaven, and what is it not?
Why did Jesus allow himself to be crucified?
How can I grow quickly in virtue?
Who are the angels and what are their powers?
What is God's power and its limits?
Why did God become man?
Why did Jesus allow himself to be tempted?
And you'll learn countless, but quick, refutations to the relativistic and secular ideas that are so destructive to our culture today.
We're not all called to be intellectuals, but we are called to have an ever deeper understanding of our Faith.