Monday, March 12, 2012
Book Review - Our Favorite Sins by Todd D. Hunter
Todd D. Hunter, an Anglican pastor, wrote Our Favorite Sins (published by Thomas Nelson). This book intrigued me from the start. I mean, who wouldn't want to overcome those "favorite sins" that we can't seem to master? According to research by the Barna Group, a large amount of people have that desire to quit those pet sins, but haven't been able to do so on their own. In fact, those same people might even say that they've come to grips with just living with them.
The book starts out interesting and finishes well. There's a chapter on liturgical prayer that gave me a little difficulty, though I can certainly understand where Mr. Hunter is going with it. That sort of prayer works well for him, and I think it can for the layperson as well.
All said, this is a book about holiness - what it is and how to get there. I think there are a whole lot more people who know they're sinning everyday and are grieved by it than will readily admit it. Perhaps they should get hold of Our Favorite Sins - or a book like it.
*I received a copy of Our Favorite Sins in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are my own.*