Glittering Vices, 2nd Edition

Glittering Vices, 2nd Edition

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  • Published: June 2, 2020
  • Publisher: Brazos Press
  • Page count: 288
  • ISBN: 9781587434402
  • eBook ISBN: 9781493422166
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Glittering Vices, 2nd Edition

Drawing on centuries of wisdom from the Christian ethical tradition, Glittering Vices explores why our hearts are captivated by glittery but false substitutes for true human goodness and happiness. This edition has been updated and revised throughout and includes a new chapter on grace and growth through the spiritual disciplines.


"This revised edition helpfully builds on the insights of the first edition and deeply probes the nature of the disease that has infected all God's precious image-bearers. This is surely one of the best books written on the vices and their cure in the past one hundred years, if not longer."
--Chris Hall, president, Renovaré

"The first edition of this fine book has been widely praised for its marvelous integration of intellectual clarity and spiritual depth. This new edition is even better with additional profound guidance for our spiritual journeys. DeYoung is without doubt one of our most gifted writers on the cultivation of Christian character."
--Richard Mouw, Fuller Theological Seminary; author of All That God Cares About

"Glittering Vices is one of the best treatments of vice, character, and spiritual growth published in the past one hundred years. With this second edition, a classic text has gotten even better. I cannot recommend it highly enough!"
--Christian B. Miller, Wake Forest University

"In this new and expanded edition of Glittering Vices, DeYoung offers wise and compassionate soul care that is historically rooted, biblically sound, and surgically precise. I have long been a fan of DeYoung's work, and this revised edition is a liberating and joyful read."
--Sharon Garlough Brown, author of the Sensible Shoes series, Shades of Light, and Remember Me

"The second edition of Glittering Vices complements DeYoung's now classic, incisive, and--to any honest and self-reflective reader--humbling analysis of the vices with an inspiring account of spiritual disciplines that counteract those vices."
--William C. Mattison III, University of Notre Dame


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