Sin. For many, it's become a dirty word. In today's culture, saying "sin" in public is like mentioning the world "bomb" at the airport. You just don't.
In an effort to keep people from feeling uncomfortable or guilty or judged, we use terms such as issue, problem, mistake, flaw, addiction, weakness or shortcoming. But despite our attempts to downplay the negative feelings attached to the word sin, its negative impact and destructiveness continue to destroy our lives. Sin-no matter what name you give it-is just as deadly as ever.
In Seven Deadly Sins, Dan Boone exposes the uncomfortable truth about the nature of sin and examines how its crafty characteristics oftern seep into the cracks of our lives when we least expect it. With a pastor's heart and a professor's wisdom, Boone discusses how the sins of pride, envy, anger, slothfulness, greed, gluttony, and lust have masked themselves in the "newness" of today's technology and culture, and sometimes even in out own enlightened, postmodern Christian understanding. He shows how, despite their new containers, these sins contine to wreck us in the same old ways. With compassion and concern, he reveals the truth about sin; but he also reveals the truth about grace. Instead of condemnation and guilt, he offers hope and reminds us of Christ's ability to resurrect and undo anything sin has damaged. Boone brings us to Christ and shows us the life He's waiting to wrap us in-a grace-filled life that is mended by love and free from the death and destruction of sin.