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  1. Our Favorite Sins: The Sins We Commit and How You Can Quit - eBookeBOOK
    Our Favorite Sins: The Sins We Commit and How You Can Quit - eBook
    Todd Hunter
    Thomas Nelson / 2012 / ePub
    $12.99
    4 Stars Out Of 5 19 Reviews
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  1. Texas
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Great book, well written resource
    March 17, 2012
    mojo
    Texas
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Todd Hunter is the founding pastor of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Costa Mesa, CA. and the author of Our Favorite Sins. Todd is also the founding director of Churches for the Sake of Others, the West Coast church planting initiative for The Anglican Mission in the Americas. Todd also foundedThree is Enough, a small group movement that enables spiritual formation in one's everyday life. Dr. Hunter is an adjunct professor of evangelism and contemporary culture at George Fox University, Fuller Seminary, Western Seminary, Vanguard University and Wheaton College.

    1 Peter 2:11 (CEB) Dear friends, since you are immigrants and strangers in the world, I urge that you avoid worldly desires that wage war against your lives.

    At first, the title is a little misleading, the book isn't really about your worst sins, or even the ones that you knowingly struggle with, rather these sins are more subtle. "The sin that results from desire and temptation is like a major earthquake in deep ocean waters. We think we can hide it because it's underwater, but this strategy never works."

    Hunter spends several chapters addressing the top five temptations according to Barna.

    1. Worry

    2. Procrastination

    3. Eating

    4. Media

    5. Laziness

    So right away, just note that this book centers more on temptation, the struggle and the tools to do with temptation. Hunter heavily drops scripture where it's needed for support and does not shy away from using biblical examples. Hunter has been a Bishop for over 30 years and certainly has the authority to speak on this topic and his writing voice is easy to listen to.

    Matthew 6:24 (CEB) No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be loyal to the one and have contempt for the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.

    Because of Hunter's Anglican background his solution to temptation centers on the Ancient and Fruitful practices that include the disciplines of silence, abstention and solitude. Hunter suggests retraining your temptations to seek the Kingdom first by observing liturgical prayer and the daily office, the sacraments of Baptism and Communion.

    So while this book may not directly address your sins, I think it adds volume to the discussion to how we deal with temptation. Highly recommended. I received this book from Booksneeze for a fair and honest review.
  2. Rochester, NY
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Interesting take on sin
    March 10, 2012
    gadfly1974
    Rochester, NY
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    How many of us have had an experience where we know we need to do one thing, but end up foolishly doing exactly the opposite? Or similarly, not done the right thing at the right time?

    This book provides an analysis of why all people behave in this way.

    In short, the author claims that disordered desire leads us to poor behavior. If we reorient our desires appropriately, it becomes more natural to do the right thing.

    This conclusion is based upon the findings of a comprehensive survey by the Barna Group, well-known for its high-quality surveys on a variety of current topics in the church.

    Most surprisingly, about 50% of respondents say that they really don't know why they sometimes give in to temptation and do the wrong thing.

    Although I really enjoyed reading this book and found its conclusions valuable, it did not feel like a coherent whole. The author starts with some relevant passages from the Bible and personal stories, transitions into the details of the Barna study, and then abruptly shifts to his experiences with liturgy as an Anglican bishop.

    But other than this one flaw in structure, I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about how to respond to our natural tendency to do the wrong thing, even when we know that we ought to do the right thing.

    Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my unbiased review.
  3. Canada
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    It was "Okay"
    March 7, 2012
    Tracy
    Canada
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 2
    To be honest here, I was a bit disappointed with this book. By all means it was well written and a lot of what the author had to say was quite good advice. But I had hoped that the book would be a little deeper than it was, and that it would have been willing to go into the more serious/addictive sins. He did deal with some prevalent sins, (anxiety, procrastination, overeating, {improper} internet usage, and {improper} social media usage) but to me, these are the easier to discuss ones, but not the ones that are really bringing down and getting a stronghold in a lot of Christian lives. He did deal with everyday type sins, which is very important as well, but I feel he had {and missed} a great opportunity to deal with the more secret kinds as well. As a Pastor's wife, I'm generally on the lookout for books that are willing to go into those uncharted territories, that are willing to open discussions about those hidden, addictive sins that many are just not willing to speak about. (and I do acknowledge that the author touched every lightly on these subjects) So on that level I was pretty disappointed, by the title of the book and the description, I had thought that this would be a book that had a chance to be a great tool for those stuck in sin, and that disappointingly was not the case.

    However, what the author does address was very well spoken about and he used a lot of good common sense suggestions and encouraging and appropriate Scripture. So while it wasn't the book I was hoping it would be, it was still quite a good book. Its one I'll keep on the bookshelf and most likely use once in a while.
  4. Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    Under-delivered
    March 7, 2012
    Patricia L
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 1
    Todd Hunter outlines different types of sins that people seem likely to commit. He delves into the why's and how's and then looks at how those sins can be stopped &/or prevented.

    Let me start with what I like (because, in truth, I really wanted to like this book)... I love the graphic cover design. The bold simple title and bright colors are eye-catching. I also like how the book was organized according to different types of sins. Out of all of the chapters, the one I read with most interest was Chapter 9: Modern and Futile, which dissects "modern and futile" ways many people think and deal with temptation. If this were a gossip magazine, the title for that chapter might instead read "7 myths about temptation".

    What didn't I like? Well, it's not necessarily that I didn't like this, that or the other thing. It's more that I felt the book under-delivered as a whole. Perhaps I expected too much or perhaps the author's writing style just didn't mesh well with my reading style. Either way, it didn't resonate with me as much as I had anticipated.

    *I received a copy of this book to read and review from BookSneeze.
  5. Union, MO
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Revolutionary Framework
    March 4, 2012
    CarliAlice
    Union, MO
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I believe every Christian should find time to read "Our Favorite Sins". Mr. Hunter has created a revolutionary framework to explain how our Disordered Desires lead us to Temptation and from Temptation into sin. Todd looks mainly to the Letters of James and core teachings of Jesus to develop his framework. His reasoning is sound and I believe his interpretation of the scripture is accurate, and his assertions through this interpretation are enlightening.

    This book took me longer to read then then the 250 pages suggested because each page is chalked full of key insights and essential concepts. I often found myself reading and re-reading a page so I could fully digest all these valuable points. For this book I highly recommend readers have a highlighter handy.

    This book is called "Our Favorite Sins" because Mr. Hunter is addressing the sins we commit every day, usually without knowing we are sinning. (There is a name and solution for this but you have to read the book yourself to find out). That isn't to say that our little sins: "gossip", "laziness", "worry", and "doubt" are any less important or less soul destroying, but where murder or robbery smack most Christians even most Americans as heinous acts, we sometimes tell ourselves that a little gossip isn't such a bad thing no one gets hurt. After reading this little book you will have a totally different, life changing view of your favorite little sin_
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