Dangerous Virtues by John Koessler ~ Review

My Review:

Can evil and sin ever be called good?
Welcome to the post-Modern era.

 In this concise read John Koessler takes readers through the 7 deadly sins, once objectively viewed dangerous and deadly, but in our present day the definitions have been twisted and changed to be almost admirable. The author shows how these sins have been rebranded as virtues in our Western culture, as we say, "Oh a little pride, lust, greed, etc. won't hurt." 

Koessler takes us back to the Biblical definitions of these sins, defining what God clearly calls good and what is sin. As Christians who have accepted Christ as Lord, we are called to live upright and holy lives, though we will never be completely cleansed from our sinful natures until we are made like Him. 

This book is accessible and easy to read, conversational in tone, yet digging deep using cultural examples as well as Biblical ones, backing it up with text. Each chapter ends with a few brief questions to ponder and self examine. 

Overall, this book is a timely reminder of what makes each of these sins so deadly, as we mere humans try to twist the meanings to suit our sin. Koessler encourages Christians and churches to stand firm, using discernment, and God's Word to wage our war against sin knowing that the battle is already won in Christ. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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