The Root of the Problem: Why We Sin & How We Can Overcome (Second Edition)

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Written by Andy Sochor

This book examines eighteen reasons why we sin and discusses how we can overcome temptation and find the way of escape that God has promised. This second edition is updated and expanded to include discussion questions and additional articles to supplement the material.




Jesus Christ came to set us free from the bondage of sin (Romans 6:3-6; John 8:34-36). Yet many Christians are content to remain enslaved to it. They have been convinced that we can never defeat sin; therefore, they have resigned themselves to the belief that they will always struggle with it.

Yet the Bible does not present the removal of sin from one’s life as an unattainable ideal but as a realistic goal. Paul said there is a way of escape for every temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13). Peter spoke of what one needs to do so that he will never stumble (2 Peter 1:10). John wrote so that we may not sin (1 John 2:1). Jesus told the woman allegedly caught in adultery, “Go. From now on sin no more” (John 8:11).

But how can we successfully remove sin from our lives? We first need to understand the reasons why we sin so we can learn how to find the way of escape. This material has been written to help each one of us overcome sin, rather than struggling with it perpetually.

The second edition also contains questions at the end of each chapter to aid in personal and group Bible studies. There is also an appendix at the end with additional articles related to sin and temptation.

Additional Information (Print Version):

Type: Paperback, perfect bound
Page count: 164 pages
Dimensions: 6″ x 9″
ISBN: 978-1-942036-78-4

2 reviews for The Root of the Problem: Why We Sin & How We Can Overcome (Second Edition)

  1. Melanie

    I have only read the first three chapters provided free in the sample. It is clear and to the point; however, it has not said anything about the backslider. Just that we will lose our souls to sin and that it is possible to overcome all common temptation known to man because Jesus is faithful to create a way of escape. Total Depravity (Calvinism) is a no. Sin is a choice. This leaves out the pressure from evil spirits. I read this because I too believe humans are way to accepting of sin, and emphasis is needed that Jesus came to not only forgive but also free us from sin (author’s point). The first three chapters introduce that but I am not certain the book will address those of us that are entangled in sin and still lovE God because the points are brief and to the point. Sin is like addiction and not easily overcome–its not always simple.

  2. Spencer Blackwelder

    Lots of good information that seeks to get at the root of the problem instead of just stating the problem.

    This approach gets us thinking about solving the problem.

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