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Product Details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Trinity Press (October 16, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1619490986
  • ISBN-13: 978-1619490987
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #456,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John Owen (1616-1683) is amongst the best known of the Puritans. His writings continue to be widely read and greatly appreciated to this day.

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Very thorough on the topic of sin, it's effects, fighting it, etc.
Jordan
It points to Christ and to His Spirit as the means by which we can rid ourselves of the sin that so easily entangles us.
BR3NT
Though the language is a bit antiquated, it is well worth the mental effort to read and understand.
J. Cassada

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. J. Boston on October 16, 2011
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A must read for any Christian seeking to grow in Christ.

I do not write that lightly. I do believe that every believer in the triune God should read this treatise if they hope to ever have a firm grasp on what sin is and how to conquer (and how not to conquer) sin in their own lives.

Owen does not perpetuate this idea of self-effort, pull-ye-up-by-the-bootstraps idea of sanctification but grounds everything he says in the authority and finality of Christ's incarnation, life, death, resurrection, ascension, and session. I was moved to deep, deep reverence for our God through the reading of this text; I discovered a spite for sin which I had never before held; I was amazed at the patience and love and wisdom of our God.

I did read the original version which utilizes Old English words and syntax--I found it enjoyable as it offered a change in prose very different from the common style found amongst authors today. However, if you are not versed in Shakespearean speak (though this be more modern)you may have difficulty at times of understanding what is being said. I do not for this reason suggest reading an abridged text--rather, I suggest you struggle through the original text as Owen originally intended it.

I would also suggest reading through Romans beforehand to have a better grasp of what he frequently refers to. (He often quotes and expounds upon the Prophets, the Corinthian epistles, and others, but Romans is he predominant text.)

I cannot urge you enough to read this book.
Buy it now. Begin reading tonight.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jason B. Sullivan on May 25, 2013
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Great Book! Not an easy read but very challenging, this will help you grow deeper in your walk with Christ.
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By BR3NT on March 7, 2014
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This is a great work! It points to Christ and to His Spirit as the means by which we can rid ourselves of the sin that so easily entangles us.
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By Lene Spencer on December 19, 2013
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I gave it 5 stars for the excellent and in-depth description of Sin and the immediate need to instantly kill it at its source before it grows and kills you.
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By Jdudley on September 26, 2013
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Excellently written, logically sound, spirit led book. I'll read this book at least once more. I heard about it through John Piper
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By genev on September 23, 2013
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Quotes from this entry include:

"The choicest believers, who are assuredly freed from the condemning power of sin, ought yet to make it their business all their days to mortify the indwelling power of sin."

"Mortification from a self-strength, carried on by ways of self-invention, unto the end of a self-righteousness, is the soul and substance of all false religion in the world."

"...the mortification of indwelling sin remaining in our mortal bodies, that it may not have life and power to bring forth the works or deeds of the flesh is the constant duty of believers."

"If sin be subtle, watchful, strong, and always at work in the business of killing our souls, and we be slothful, negligent, foolish, in proceeding to the ruin thereof, can we expect a comfortable event? There is not a day but sin foils or is foiled, prevails or is prevailed on; and it will be so whilst we live in this world."

"The greatest part of popish religion, of that which looks most like religion in their profession, consists in mistaken ways and means of mortification."

"...unless a man be regenerate, unless he be a believer, all attempts that he can make for mortification, be they never so specious and promising, -- all means he can use, let him follow them with never so much diligence, earnestness, watchfulness, and intention of mind and spirit, -- are to no purpose."

"...be sure to get an interest in Christ; if you intend to mortify any sin without it, it will never be done."

"If we will do any thing, we must do all things.
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