Overcoming Sin and Temptation (Works of John Owen #6)
The writings of John Owen are a challenge to any reader, to say the least. His intricacy and complexity are intimidating and his language is downright befuddling at times. However, the depth of thought and the immense value of Owen's works cannot be quantified. His three classic works on sin and temptation are profoundly helpful to any believer who seeks to become more lik...more
In fact, Kapic and Taylor are so determined to simplify Owen that they footnote and define more than 250 words throughout the book--words r ...more
In the first book, On the Mortification of Sin in Believers, Owen makes the distinction, from ...more
Most of us are familiar with the legend of the two wolves that live in our souls. There is a good one. There's a bad one. Which one wins? The one you feed.
John Owen gets beat up for being difficult to read. I didn't find this to be a distraction. It isn't light material, but this is best read as a devotional or as a resource with you feel under attack.
Owen keeps coming back to the central premise: we must mortify our flesh and be made al ...more
John Piper's opening exhortations in the Foreword are an important introduction to not only these paramount works of John Owen, but the theologian himself. John Owen is one of the most prolific writers and teachers in the history of the church. His writing is extensive, rich, and the perfect paradoxical ...more
This Overcoming Sin & Temptation is a collection of three works by John Owen. All three works deal with the nature of sin and how believers must battle this sin-nature.
John Owen is considered by many to be one of the top Pastor/Theologians that Puritan England produced. The three works in this volume are "Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers", "Of Temptation: The Nature and Power of it", and "Indwelling Sin".
It should be said that John Owen is difficult to read, for the modern reader. I ...more
What Owen does so helpfully in this book is help us understand the nature of sin. Why do I sin? What kinds of struggles can I expect in the Christian life? And then: What kind of resources has God given me to deal with the sin that I find in my life (even though ...more
It seemed like Owen was killing me at times by using the Word to convict me of my sins and ripping out confidence in myself.
The only way to mortify sin is by the Holy Spirit. Apart from Him all actions are fruitless and done in vain.
The section on how desire and temptation lead to sin was very good to hear. Owen's talked of all the ways we make provision for the flesh, to gratify the lusts there of.
Owen's expresses the importance of Fathe ...more
I’m thankful for the footnotes and added helps to make it a wee bit easier to work through but be prepared. This is not a quick read. The information is timeless and convi ...more
This is a very thorough work, but it does take a lot of effort to follow the 17 the Century vocabulary. Having said that, it is well worth the effort to persevere to the end.