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Gluttony: The 7 Deadly Sins

Narrated by: Michael Cleary
Length: 44 mins
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Is gluttony just being an overly eager eater, and is it related to being obese? 

Gluttony comes in many forms, and many people don’t realize they are partakers of this deadly sin. If they would, however, their lives would be more enjoyable, and their actions more selfless.

How addicting is food?

Is gluttony related to food alone, or does it go deeper than controlling eating habits? 

Do the Scriptures talk about gluttony, or is it one of those things we made up after the Bible was put together? 

How does God look at gluttony, and where are the boundaries? 

These and many other questions will be answered in this book about one of the seven deadly sins.

Gluttony has been mistaken for many things in the past. Some people judge others for being fat. Some are confused as to how far to go when indulging themselves in delicious foods. And others wonder if self-discipline in general is the underlying commandment that is related to the sin of gluttony. In this book, you will learn about topics such as:

  • The very definition of gluttony, to describe boundaries and debunk the myths that are out there
  • The five different ways to commit the sin of gluttony, according to the religious philosopher, Thomas Aquinas
  • A discussion about Jesus’ first temptation in the desert and what we can learn from it
  • Examples and stories from holy writ related to gluttony and a lack of self-control of bodily appetites
  • The dangers of gluttony and extreme examples of people who raged or killed over food
  • How to get better at controlling your bodily urges
  • Why hunger or appetite is often related to complaining, and how to stop it
  • How to be forgiven, even when you have sinned atrociously

Gluttony is one of those sins that is often overlooked. However, understanding the sin, and the essence of it, can be life changing.

©2018 Vincent Noot (P)2018 Vincent Noot

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Nice book

This book does a great job describing the views on gluttony from ancient times, through the early church, up to the Renaissance. It was interesting to read about the various forms gluttony was thought to take, and how drunkenness was at one time understood to be part of that term. The prevailing thought on gluttony and what it means to be fat in today's world is also well explained.

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Excellent & recommended to all.

This book is really cute and little but deals with a serious and deadly subject: gluttony and obesity. Really fascinating insights and it is so easy. I digested every word and didn't gain a single pound - Amazing! Great read!

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Nice really

The only thing I don’t like about these books is that they’re just simply not long enough. I read them in a day or two and there are not enough books to keep me going ...

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This is a great Book!

This is a great sixth edition to the series! I admit, I was shocked at the coldness of many of the characters but I wasn't surprised after reading the previous books. This book left me very excited to read the seventh and final book of the series.

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Such a Great Book

Great Book!!! This book is extremely charming and little, yet manages a genuine and dangerous subject: avarices and stoutness. Extremely interesting experiences and it is so natural and quick to peruse.

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Very Impressive

Very Impressive book ! I like this book concept really.This volume of the Seven Deadly Sins series published by Oxford University Press based on lectures held at NYPL was interesting.Recommend..

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Great Book

This book does a great job describing the views on gluttony from ancient times, through the early church, up to the Renaissance. It was interesting to read about the various forms gluttony was thought to take, and how drunkeness was at one time understood to be part of that term. The prevailing thought on gluttony and what it means to be fat in today's world is also well explained.

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Excellent read

Listening that this book was part of a set on the 7 Deadly Sins, I thought these short little books would be a quick little study into the sins. Prose does a great job of doing just that - entertaining with little tidbits of information on the sin of gluttony. The little time it takes to read this book is well worth the time.

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Really Disappointing!

You can get the definition of gluttony and the five different ways to commit gluttony on Wikipedia! The rest of the book did not deal with gluttony, so much as side topics with a glance at gluttony. Not very informative or helpful.

There were a few stories, but not for a case study, for example, or to explain gluttony — just the stories. I.e., A man one time killed his roommate over a piece of chicken! I think more than gluttony was happening here.

No real helps on how to get control over the bodily urges. I.e., think of the treasure you are storing up in heaven when you do not give into bodily urges.

The section on complaining gives a nod to gluttony but is not about gluttony.

How to be forgiven of the sin of gluttony according to the author- Repent and don't do it anymore and you will be forgiven and made clean.

A waste of time and money.

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The forgotten sin

People always think about lust and wrath and others when they name the seven sins. We seldom think about the gluttony that terrorizes our society.