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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (56 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeff Cook, Jeff V. Cook Narrator: Jeff Cook, Jeff V. Cook Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Our world is charged with both the grandeur of God and the void of his absence. The seven deadly sins are the force causing that hole. They are at work in each of us. They decimate our relationships, our souls and our world. These deadly sins often seem pleasing and good for gaining what we desire, but they are thoroughly poisonous. Conversely, the beatitudes are Jesus’ pictures of a restored creation. The beatitudes introduced what Jesus said to his earliest followers about a life strong and fruitful. In fact, the beatitudes give us a glimpse of a world empty of evil and filled to the edges with God’s life.

Looking at the beatitudes and the seven deadly sins in turn, we see two paths, two sets of invitations. Both call to deep places within us to come and taste. Both invite us to take up residence. Both present themselves as life as it actually is. But only one will draw us further into reality. And only one will make us happy.

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  • “Of the many, many books about the Gospels, or about Jesus, or about Christian morality, only one in a thousand gives us a real breakthrough, a new ‘big picture’. Most are just nice little candles on the cake. Seven is a bonfire. It’s not just good; it’s striking. It doesn’t just say all the things you’ve heard a thousand times before. And yet it’s totally in sync with both the saints and the scholars.”

    Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy at Boston College, and author of Fundamentals of the Faith

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kelly | 6/11/2013

    " Yea for my cute husband! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jeff | 5/26/2013

    " I have read it at least 190 times, and I still kinda like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Fred | 1/15/2013

    " Best book on the big seven yet. Love the contrast and connection to the beatitudes! Very helpful! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by JM | 11/3/2012

    " This was okay. It bounced between theological discourse to personal testimony. Its good for the Christian at the start of his/her journey to learn about the faith. Those of us who are a little further along in our journey, this is not as fulfilling. Nevertheless, it was a good book. "

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