Defeating Sin

Overcoming Our Passions and Changing Forever


“May you, reader, be blessed and enlightened and encouraged in your struggle by the wisdom contained in this book, to the glory of the All-Holy Trinity and the salvation of your soul.”

—Bishop Basil of Wichita and Mid-America (Antiochian Archdiocese)

“This book will be marked up and well-worn by those who own it and no doubt shared with other Christians who long for a well of renewal and blessed retreat.”

—Very Rev. Dr Chad Hatfield, President of St Vladimir’s Seminary

Defeating Sin will help readers better understand the disease that troubles the human soul. Fr Joseph David Huneycutt provides invaluable aids in the spiritual life. He arms readers for spiritual warfare by giving them the tools to help them repent, to turn away from the passions and toward the virtues, and to make a thorough confession.

Providing both the “diagnosis” and a course of spiritual therapy, Defeating Sin investigates the nature of the passions and the saving grace of the virtues. Many fundamental questions are explored:

–What led to the fall of the devil and his angels?

–What led to the fall of Adam and Eve, our first parents?

–What causes our own falls?

–How can we identify the deceptions and temptations of the enemy?

–How do we get up when we fall?

–How can we struggle toward God-pleasing solutions to our problems?

VERY REV. JOSEPH DAVID HUNEYCUTT, bestselling author of One Flew Over the Onion Dome (SVS Press), leads retreats on the passions, the virtues, and confession across the country. He is the pastor of St Joseph Orthodox Church in Houston, Texas, and is well-known for his blog and podcast, both called Orthodixie.

Author: Joseph David Huneycutt
Pages: 180
Defeating Sin