There are many books written that will not stand the test of time. They are nice books, helpful for a moment, but not enduring.
This book, Dangerous Virtues, is not one of those. I believe it is a book that will stand the test of time. It is helpful for this moment, and for the future. It is one every faithful follower of Jesus should read, especially a Christian in the West.
We live in a tolerant time that doesn't like to call things what they are. Koessler writes, "Indeed, most of the sins in this list have been turned upside down, so that what the ancients once regarded as sin modern people have relabeled to be less than sin. In an age that has learned to call evil good and good evil, the seven deadly sins are now the seven dangerous virtues." What an insight, and what a challenge.
God's Word has not changed; our perception of it and sin has. May we get back to actually believing the Word and living it out! This book is an excellent start in that direction.
(Moody Publishers sent me a copy of the book in exchange for this review.)