I’ll be reading a classic book along with Tim Challies. This time the book will be Overcoming Sin and Temptation by John Owen. More specifically, we’ll be reading his classic book ‘The Mortification of Sin‘
And here’s a brief introduction of John Owen written by Challies:
John Owen is known as being one of the greatest theologians in the history of the church and one who offered penetrating analysis of the human condition. Though his works are reputed as being difficult to read, they always prove worth the effort. Jerry Bridges says, “To read Owen is to mine spiritual gold.” Mark Dever says, “Sin is tenacious, but by God’s grace we can hate it and hunt it. John Owen provides the mater guide for the sin-hunter.” And Phillip Ryken insists that, “John Owen is a spiritual surgeon with the rare skill to cut away the cancer of sin and bring gospel healing to the sinner’s soul. Apart from the Bible, I have found his writings to be the best books ever written to help me stop sinning the same old sins.” Are you getting the theme there?
What it’ll look like:
Each week we’ll each read one chapter of the book. I’ll post my reflection on the chapter, and I’ll also post the link of Challies’ reflection on the same chapter on my post as well.
We’ll start our first post on 8th Sept, so do get a copy of the book and read the first chapter by that day!
How you can join in: