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Product Details

  • Paperback: 210 pages
  • Publisher: Regina Orthodox Press,Csi (October 9, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1928653316
  • ISBN-13: 978-1928653318
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #585,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fr Joseph Huneycutt, best known for his award winning blog and the Orthodixie podcast on Ancient Faith Radio, is available for speaking engagements through the Orthodox Speakers Bureau. He is the Pastor of St Joseph Orthodox Church, Houston, Texas. He and his wife Elizabeth have three children: Mary Catherine, Basil, and Helen; a black cat named Lily, and a standard poodle named Wotan.

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I highly recommend this book to anyone with a sincere desire to draw near to God.
Vivian Hermantas
Joseph Huneycutt has provided us with a clear and, above all, practical framework for personal spiritual growth.
David B. Keim
He has a good prayer life, but evil prays on his passion to make him fall into sin.
Dana T. Thibeau

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By cdhale on March 8, 2008
Format: Paperback
I have long enjoyed Fr. Joseph's writings, both on his blog and now in his books (not to mention his podcast on Ancient Faith Radio). The book Defeating Sin is another valuable tool that he has given to us - this time in helping us to overcome sinful Passions while developing righteous Virtues.

This book is not a theoretical look at those topics. Fr. Joseph delves into the practical nature of Spiritual Warfare. The first section of the book discusses the struggle that Christians must undergo to accomplish the task at hand. The second section is composed of various meditations to help one on the journey. I especially found the last meditation on the TWO TREES to be most helpful and touching.

Fr. Joseph uses Patristic Writings, Scriptures, other Church Writings (including various liturgical passages) as well as his own words to convey his recommendations and guidance. While written from an Orthodox perspective, the book is certainly valuable for any Christian who wants to become more Christ-like.

I highly recommend it.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Vivian Hermantas on March 8, 2008
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Fr Joseph Huneycutt has the gift of teaching, as is evident in his new book DEFEATING SIN, wherein he provides us with a guide for our spiritual journey down the narrow (and good) path of "the struggle." For many, myself included, the subject of spiritual warfare can be intimidating and overwhelming; but, with a quick wit, zeal and genuine love for God, Fr. Joseph presents it in a way that not only makes it clear and easier to understand, but, also lovingly encourages the reader to be faithful and "fight the good fight."

Fr. Joseph is very knowledgeable in the rich history of the church, the writings of the church fathers and the scriptures, and uses his God-given gift of understanding in his book to "break it down" for the reader, helping us see the "big picture", and educating us about the Fall, the passions and the opposing virtues that we must strive to practice, with God's help, in the very REAL fight that is spiritual warfare.

I highly recommend this book to anyone with a sincere desire to draw near to God.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By David B. Keim on March 8, 2008
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In his new book "Defeating Sin" Fr. Joseph Huneycutt has provided us with a clear and, above all, practical framework for personal spiritual growth. It will undoubtedly become a favorite title for individual Lenten reading, although Church School teachers and youth leaders will also find "Defeating Sin" to include valuable material that can readily be incorporated into curriculum or workshops. Fr. Joseph has given us a great tool to help us in the daily task of "work[ing] out [our] own salvation." (Phil. 2:12)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By KSed on March 22, 2008
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"Defeating Sin" is a bold proposition that many will consider either presumptuous or absurd. But those who venture past the guardian angel on the cover will find that it's all about the life-long process of metanoia (repentance). Fr. Huneycutt is an Orthodox priest who is also gifted at blogging and podcasts. This, his second book, is not intended to be a treatise on the subject, but a decent introduction to repentance (the means toward defeating sin). He starts with simple definitions and a mnemonic for the passions and virtues, and then relates them to both common and Biblical situations using illustrations, excerpts from various ancient and modern writers, and meditations. All of this then culminates in practical advice on how to begin the life-long process of transforming our passions into virtues (i.e., defeating sin).
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By William J. Gall on March 21, 2008
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To often I read spiritual books and fail to act on them. Fr. Joseph Huneycutt in "Defeating Sin" directly leads me toward the action that is so crucial- by God's grace and Divine energies to confess and forsake my vices and apply myself to the virtues.
Part I is deep- explaining our predicament in terms of Adam and Eve and the two trees and how that impacts us. The "Preparation section for confessing our passions, our sins" is also challenging, uncomfortably so.
Part II, the Meditations, are a great help in getting a handle on it all. The first one on St. Ephraim's prayer will speak not only to Orthodox Christians, but to all, in terms of the movements we must make to repent. And the other meditations approach the same goal from various angles so that surely one will bring home what needs to be done- especially the last one, concerning the two trees, which lead to death or life.
The book is an invaluable aid toward the action of conforming one's attitudes and actions to the likeness of Christ.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Agnostos on March 8, 2008
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Having recently completed my second reading of this work by the Good Father Huneycutt, I must say (from a personal perspective) that this is a very worthwhile and interesting read. One could almost say that this should be the explanatory companion of St. John Climacus' "Ladder of Divine Ascent" for modern-day, English-speaking laity.

Though written for Orthodox Christians, this volume could also be helpful to the explorative members of the heterodox community as well. Despite the rejection of the "Seven Deadly Sins" by many of the protestant and baptist-rooted communities, this book explains them in detail as to who and what they are, and how they are truly the root passions inherent in the sinful nature of Man (plus, as a bonus, it was written originally in English, so it's not a terse translation into large words and pseudo-King James English, so it's a lot easier to understand right off the bat)
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