Have you ever sat down with a book on spirituality or religion and thought, "Boy, I'd like to enhance my faith. I should read this and hopefully I can learn something and grow closer to God." So you find a book that sounds interesting and about a chapter in you wonder, "What in the HECK are they talking about?" I just read a book that has the opposite effect. After each chapter you will sit there and think, "CRAP! I just learned something and I didn't even realize it!"
Tracking Virtue, Conquering Vice: A Guide for Spiritual Survival by Fr. Joseph Classen is a very basic book covering virtues and vices. Fr. Classen describes the book as covering three concepts, "'tracking God,' the 'seven deadly sins' and their remedy virtues, and finally, 'spiritual survival.'"
The author is an avid hunter and his book looks at the seven deadly sins: pride, greed, jealousy, anger, gluttony, lust and sloth through the eyes of an outdoorsman. It is definitely a man's book. Each chapter starts off with a story of Fr. Claussen someplace in God's creation telling a story of fishing or hunting. The stories range from fishing in Alaska, to elk hunting in Idaho to deer hunting back home in Missouri. Like an expert fisherman, Fr. Classen lures you and hooks you in and twists the story into a discussion of vice and the opposing virtue and before you realize it you think, "CRAP! He did it again---I learned something!"
If you are looking for some deep theological discussion with quotes from the church fathers then this book probably isn't for you. But, if you ARE looking to enhance your faith and growing closer to God but you are afraid of getting bogged down then this book is for you.