Thursday, August 16, 2007

Sean Michael Lucas on "Overcoming Sin and Temptation"

Dr. Lucas writes:
"I have to admit it: I have struggled to read John Owen. This is not exactly the best thing for a church history professor who has an abiding interest in Reformation and Post-Reformation theology. And yet, like many, I found Owen’s sentence and argument structure to be so long and convoluted that I gave up in despair ever truly accessing his theological and pastoral insights. Until I received a copy of this newly edited version of his three classic works on sin and temptation."
You can read the rest of Lucas's (gracious) thoughts on the book here.

Kelly Kapic and I did something similar with Owen's classic, Communion with God, which will be published this fall.

Here is a blurb that David Wells wrote for the forthcoming book:
“Owen is not for the faint of heart or for the impatient or for the lazy. But for those who want to deepen their understanding of God’s greatness and how we walk with him, this book will repay, many times over, the effort its reading requires.”
—David F. Wells, Andrew Mutch distinguished professor of historical and systematic theology, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary