Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Overcoming Sin and Temptation

Thanks to a few posts on Joe's blog (http://alreadybutnotyetresurrected.blogspot.com/) about John Owen's books about Temptation and Sin I decided I wanted to try and read one of his books too as it seems like they go really in depth on the subject. Joe gave me his recommendation on which book to buy so the one I got was "Overcoming Sin and Temptation" a collection of three books on Sin and Temptation by John Owen.

I must say its a tough read but already I am learning alot and I am not very far in. This is really powerful stuff! Hopefully I don't need a PhD to understand it all and don't get to bogged down in the old language. :) It is slow going as I sometimes have to re-read a sentence two or three times but it has been worth it so far. Wish me luck (or even better pray) that I continue to not only read this important book on sin and temptation but also understand what Owens is saying!


  1. You might check out some of my reflections on "Temptation and Sin in Believers" by Owen over at my blog, if you haven't seen those posts yet.

  2. I think I did see those posts on your blog now that you mention it! But I should read them again as I probably just skimmed them at the time and I should read them more in depth. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. He does get easier to read as you become more acquainted with his writing style, but it can be tough sometimes that's for sure. I actually blogged about it to help myself understand it, my mind works that way, yours may not. I'll be looking forward to reading your thoughts on the book either way, though. ;-) In the mean time I guess I should get myself back to reading the book too, its challenging stuff.


    P.S. thanks for the mention by the way.

  4. Ya I am hoping I get used to his style as I read more like you said. I will definetly try to write some posts as I read the book although I doubt they will be as in depth as yours were but Ill try to share my thoughts none the less! Thanks for stopping by Joe!