Earlier this year we posted a review on John Owen’s Overcoming Sin and Temptation (Edited by Kelly M. Kapic and Justin Taylor, forward by John Piper). In this summertime reading season we thought we’d remind you that you can download this book free at JohnOwen.org.
The Bible tells us that as we mature in Christ we should lose our interest in milk and desire meat, meaning that the study of theology and all-things-God should grow as we grow in spiritual life. This book is not just meat—it’s hunt-it-down-and-cut-it-up-and-roast-it-up meat. In other words, it’s meat that takes some work to get to before you even begin to eat and digest it. For that reason, we recommend you invest in a hard copy of this book as you may refer to it again and again throughout your life. Nonetheless, for some that may not be financially feasible and we are grateful to Crossway for making this available.
No one helps us understand the tension in our hearts like Owen, and while it is tough sledding it is not purely an academic exercise. Those who struggle with temptation—as well as those who think they don’t—will have their eyes opened as they journey with Owen through the human heart.