Overcoming the Evil Within

Overcoming the Evil Within

By Fr. Wade Menezes
Product Code: 9781682781111

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Overcoming the Evil Within: The Reality of Sin and the Transforming Power of God's Grace and Mercy

Human nature is flawed. We all have good and bad moments, and when we fall short, we pick ourselves up and go forwards by experiencing God's healing mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Yet for all too many of us, when our sins are washed away, the shame of sin may linger on our hearts and plague us even as we resolve anew to follow Christ. This shame is one of Satan's most insidious means of separating us from God's love and forgiveness.

With gentleness and wisdom, in Overcoming the Evil Within, Fr. Wade Menezes of the Fathers of Mercy shows you how to overcome your shame of sin and surrender to God's mercy. Far from ignoring the reality of sin, Fr. Menezes illustrates the consequences of evil and vice, while reminding you that however great your sin may be, God's goodness is greater. At every moment, He is calling you to Himself. He seeks your love and desires you to join him, even with all your sins and your shame.

Paperback. 160 pages.

ISBN: 9781682781111
Product Code: Q81111


Amidst the decades-long general confusion about the most fundamental truths, perhaps the most harmful to souls has been the confusion regarding the reality and gravity of sin. The confusion has reached the point of calling evil good and good evil, and of denying the existence of sin altogether. To dispel such deadly confusion, Father Wade L. J. Menezes, CPM, provides a timely and solid doctrinal presentation on the nature of sin, the grace of forgiveness in the sacraments, and the way to an ever-deeper conversion of life. His work not only leads the reader to acknowledge the reality and gravity of sin but also expounds for him or her the various means of overcoming sin by a seriously engaged spiritual life. A most remarkable element of the book is the abundant quotations from the saints of the Church, which bring to life the Church’s teaching and discipline regarding sin and conversion of life."

- Raymond Burke

"Fr. Wade L.J. Menezes has given us a wonderful compendium and guide for mastering sin and growing in virtue. He teaches us to be serious about sin and to distinguish and name the deeper drives of sin. He also sets forth the medicines to conquer sin: the sacraments, prayer, the word of God, and the many virtues that God gives us to grow in holiness. This book is clear, concise, practical, and very helpful."

- Charles Pope

"You do not have to walk around very long before you realize that the world we live in has problems. In his new book, Overcoming the Evil Within: The Reality of Sin and the Transforming Power of God’s Grace and Mercy, Fr. Wade Menezes identifies the root of those problems and leads his readers to the antidote that will not only allow them to survive those problems but thrive in the face of them; the very Love of God. Fr. Wade combines his own insights with the writings of the Saints, Fathers and Doctors of the Church, Sacred Scripture and the magisterial teachings of Holy Mother Church to provide the proper balance between the gravity of sin and the transformative grace of the Creator of the Universe. This is truly a guide to thriving in this our day and time."

- Jack Williams
General Manager, EWTN Radio

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