Communion with God (Works of John Owen #2)
I re-read each chapter several times, one I even read six times, just to soak in the truth. I wept for joy and wept for repentance to realize my blessings and misappropriation of the blessedness of communion with the Holy Trinity.
I have never read a book so full of references to the scripture, and to t ...more
He is quite redundant, which can be both a good and a bad thing. Most of the book is a highly exposited outline while some sections are clearly areas he is more comfortable with and seem to be better ...more
communion: A mutual communication of such good things grounded upon some union (Owen ...more
The introduction from Kelly M. Kapic is quite helpful, allowing the reader to map Owen's unique thought and balance of doctrine and application.
Of Communion with the Father
Third, they differ in this also: The love of God is like himself — equal, constant, not capable of augmentation or diminution; our love is like our selves — unequal, increasing, waning, growing, declining. His, like the sun, always the same in its light, though a cloud may sometime
(But take note: this is the abridged version -- All those in the Puritan Paperbacks collection are abridged.)
I've read this book a couple times now, with great benefit. And I plan to read it again soon, (but this time I will attempt to tackle the unabridged version).
"The Father knows that his people can bring no greater hurt to his loving heart than to have such hard thoughts of him."
"Sin brought infinite punishment because it was committed against an infinite God. Christ, being the infinite God in human nature, could suffer the infinite punishment that the sinner deserved. An so, by this personal union in Christ we are saved."
"To encourage our hearts to give themselves up more fully to the Lord Jesus C ...more
This book is well worth reading though, simply because Owen does a very good job of lifting ...more
Regardless, Communion with the Triune God is worth the investment and will find a home on my bookshelf. It's one of those that serve me well over the next several years.
Highly recommended, especially for the ac ...more
That said, it is a wonderfully rich book. I found the section on communion with the Father and his love for us tremendously helpful.
(I should note that I was reading this with a 9 month old, so some of the difficulties in comprehension may lie with her.)