We all understand sin...don't we? In this penetrating book, Dr. Satinover unfolds the Bible's radical vision of sin's destructiveness -- as well as the path to healing. Sin alters the very structure of our brains as much as our characters, pulling us deeply into illusion, generating powerful false needs and a false self, and slowly separating us from others and from God. Approaching the critical interweavings of sin and compulsion from an integrated scientific, psychological and spiritual perspective, the author demonstrates that nowhere is ther a more incisive understanding of sin - and of its baneful effects in our lives - than is found in Scripture. Even modern neuroscience, properly understood, only confirms and further illumines what was revealed to us by God. Anyone struggling with sun -- which is to say all who are trying to lead Godly lives -- be especially those caught in the toils of unwanted compulsions will find in this book a deeper understanding of their battle, and heartening consolation, too, in its explanation of how God enables us to succeed.