A Review of: Overcoming Sin and Temptation – By John Owen, Edited by Justin Taylor and Kelly Kapic

In the introduction for this book there is found a quote by Andrew Thomson on Owen’s writing; “Owen travels through it [his subject] with the elephant’s grace and solid step, if sometimes also with his ungainly motion.”(15) Upon Reading through this book this proves to be an apt statement. Reading Owen’s writing can sometimes feel like trudging through thick mud, but the time spent is well worth it. While the pace and prose of Owen’s style can leave you confounded and re-reading whole paragraphs, the profound insights from life and Scripture that he provides pertaining to sin and temptation will provide abundant ammunition for the believers war with sin. In the first book of this three book compilation (Feat. Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers; Of Temptation: the Nature and Power of It; and Indwelling Sin)”On The Mortification of Sin in Believers” Owen lays out the Puritan concept of Mortification (Based on and exposition of Romans 8:13); to mortify sin is to put it to death. This powerful volume lays out the need to and the means by which one can put sin to death in daily life; all three volumes prove to be relevant and much needed in our contemporary Christian age. Highly recommend picking this book up and spending the time digging up its gold.

This book is a 5/5

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