John Owen on The Glory of Christ – A Feast for your Soul!

Owen has the reputation of not being easy to read. Therefore I approached this first volume of his collected works of 16 with some degree of trepidation. I need not have feared! Apart from the occasional untranslated bits of Latin and at times the somewhat dated and prosaic language, the fact is that this is a beautiful book – not to be skimmed over, but just read and digested slowly as one would digest the most gorgeous of food.

downloadYou could quite easily skip the first part – the life of Dr Owen by Thomson- especially if you already know about his life. But I found it fascinating. It was interesting to learn that he suffered from depression, but not surprising when you discover that ten of his eleven children died in infancy!

I also loved this bit of information.

“ For several years of his university curriculum he allowed…

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