Overcoming Sin and Temptation by John Owen

Christmas gift idea:

Overcoming Sin and Temptation by John Owen

“As I look across the Christian landscape, I think it is fair to say con­cerning sin, ‘They have healed the wound of my people lightly’ (Jer. 6:14; 8:11, ESV). I take this to refer to leaders who should be helping the church know and feel the seriousness of indwelling sin (Rom. 7:20), and how to fight it and kill it (Rom. 8:13). Instead the depth and complexity and ugli­ness and danger of sin in professing Christians is either minimized—since we are already justified—or psychologized as a symptom of woundedness rather than corruption. This is a tragically light healing. I call it a tragedy because by making life easier for ourselves in minimizing the nature and seriousness of our sin, we become greater victims of it.”

– John Piper, foreword (p. 11)


Title: Overcoming Sin and Temptation
Author: John Owen [1616-1683]
Editors: Kelly M. Kapic and Justin Taylor
Contributors: John Piper
Rating (1-10): 10 (excellent)
Reading Level (1-10): 9 (tough)
Boards: paper
Pages: 462
Dust jacket: no
Binding: glue
Paper: normal
Topical index: yes
Scriptural index: yes
Text: perfect type
Extras: Excellent outlines, glossary, overviews, introductions and biography.
Publisher: Crossway
Price USD: $19.99
ISBNs: 9781581346497, 1581346492

3 thoughts on “Overcoming Sin and Temptation by John Owen

  1. Hi Mr Reinke,
    I appreciate your blog. I attended the “Together for the Gospel” Conference myself. I pastor a french speaking church in Québec, Canada. With some friends, we have a french blog to try and influence young pastors in our province.

    I hope you won’t mind that I used your picture of the book on our blog. If for any reason you would, just let me know, and I will take it of. And thank’s again for your ministry trought your blog.

    Hope meeting you, in 2008 Together for the Gospel Conference.


  2. Yanick, most certainly that is fine. Thank you for asking. I had such a great (and humbling) time at T4G’06. I hope we meet face-to-face in ’08. God is gracious to bless our age with so many men who cherish the gospel!! What grace that we can live in this period of history!

    Together for the Gospel,

    – Tony

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