"Todd immediately turns the reader upside down. Don't expect old clichés and language of faith. This is about, in his words, 'living out faith instead of sharing a set of beliefs'yes, a warning about virtues! It is compelling in style, rich in personal examples, informative in research, and creates desire to become more like Jesus in the twenty-first century."
"Is it possible some of the virtues we seek as followers of Jesus are actually hindering our relationship with him and our witness to the world? In The Seven Deadly Virtues, Todd Outcalt answers with a resounding yes! This book is a must-read for all of us comfortable Christians who need to be made a little less so."
"The default response to problems, global or personal, is to bring out an agreed-upon list of sins and link our failure with these sins. What if, instead of our sins, our best practices got us to this undesirable place? In The Seven Deadly Virtues, Todd Outcalt questions some of our most strongly held virtues. Our commonly held list of virtues may be delivering unintended consequences, be logically flawed, or even be unbiblical."
"Leave it to Todd Outcalt and his gift of discernment to help us see the shadow side of virtue. The Seven Deadly Virtues is for everyone who wants to live beyond platitudes, values the road less taken, and isn't likely to confuse the shine of brass for the luster of gold. A primer for mature people of faith and all those who aspire to be."
"Could it be that virtues we've admired, like goodness and generosity, aren't what God is actually seeking from us? Todd Outcalt, with clarity and wisdom, shows us a more excellent way."