"Having read this book many times, I never cease to get something out of it. It should revolutionize your thinking on ministry. The temptations that go with the territory are categorized according to the temptations of Jesus in the wilderness. Highly readable and applicable to all Christians."
"To even say that the Seven are sins is counter-cultural in a society where pride, lust, and even greed are both accepted and encouraged. To be a Christian is to be made aware of our sinfulness. The Seven are more prevalent in our lives than we realize. But the virtuous life is not an impossible ideal."
"A wonderful introduction to what the Christian faith is about at its core. Our quests for justice, spirituality, relationship, and beauty are exactly why Chrisitianity makes sense. While neither a systematic theology, nor an apologetics treatise, the book has elements of both seen in a fresh light. Deeply scholarly yet highly readable."
"The best book I've read on church conflict and one that every church leader needs to read. Readers will be able to put names with the problem people described in the various case studies. A relevant book regardless of denomination or congregation. Practical suggestions are worth implementing."