Priolo shows that there is one universal idolatrous sin that is the foundation for all others. We suffer defeat in so many battles with sin because we fail to identify and deal with the root cause. By God's grace, however,it may be dethroned. This is a concise, easy-to-read booklet that provides the reader with biblical strategies for pulling the plug on selfishness and replacing it with its biblical alternative: love for God and neighbor.
Selfishness, Lou Priolo asserts, is the mother of all sins. Here you will learn how to demolish this foundation of sin and replace it with a new foundation of selfless, godly love.
Lou Priolo is the director of biblical counseling at Valleydale Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and the founder and president of Competent to Counsel International. A full-time biblical counselor since 1985, Lou is a fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. He lives in Birmingham with his wife, Kim, and daughters, Sophia and Gabriella.
The root of sin is selfishness and from that embryo of idolatry all of the sins of life are birthed. There is only one solution which is the redeeming grace of Christ that allows us to deny ourselves instead of being absorbed with ourselves. Then we will be liberated to love Christ and out of that affection all other true affections are then set free to flow for His glory and our joy. You have come to a book written by Lou Priolo that is an amazing page turner full of Gospel truths that lead us away from ourselves to the majesty and sufficiency of our Savior so that we might know the joy of Christ-centered self-denial having been set free from the death spiral of selfishness. Read on
Lou Priolo's work on selfishness is sorely needed in our narcissistic society. It exposes the roots, heinousness, and consequences of a sin that is seldom exposed even in the church. Selfishness: From Loving Yourself to Loving Your Neighbor is a great aid for self-examination and for understanding the law's high demands of loving God and our neighbor. This booklet is ideal for personal and small group study.