Owen on the Christian Life: Living for the Glory of God in ChristMatthew Barrett, Michael A. Haykin, Stephen J. Nichols
John Owen is widely regarded as one of the most influential English Puritans. As a pastor, he longed to see the glory of Christ take root in people's lives. As a writer, he continues to encourage us toward discipline and communion with God. His high view of God and deep theo... Read More
In Owen on the Christian Life, Barrett and Haykin guide us through the seventeenth-century theologian's life and theology, giving us a glimpse into the majestic vision that served as the foundation for his approach to the Christian life--the glory of God in Christ.
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Sep 30, 2015
- UPC: 9781433537288
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 304
- Publish Date: Sep 30, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012070"
- ISBN: 1433537281
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- A book on Owen's views applied to the Christian Life more then his theology. by Rick on 10/31/2015
As part of a series of books called Theologians on the Christian Life this one is written on John Owen who was from the Puritan movement. This series from Crossway seems to believe vital to Christians learning more how to live a closer walk to God. This book does get into Owens theology but in this book his theology is more applied to the Christian life. I didn’t know much about John Owen before reading this book, as I have had an interest in learning more about Jonathan Edwards but this written work brought me to wanting to more about Owen and his doctrines. As this book is for everyone and is written that way to me that any Christian can understand or Pastor looking to grasp more about Owen for their sermon studies or their own personal studies compared to most books on early Church fathers.. I encourage you to read this book, and don’t be discouraged right away because someone from long ago or think the book was written above the common persons head. This book does a great job in coming off easy to understand in the way Puritans were in their beliefs and works especially Owens writings on the Christology doctrine and a few others addressed in this book.
- An Execellent Tool, and Study, but Difficult Reading. by Amy on 10/20/2015
Note: I received the book, Owen on the Christian Life by Matthew Barrett and Michael A.G. Haykin from Family Christian for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.
This book, Owen on the Christian life, is a treasure trove of theology. There are many principles and facets of the Christian life that are discussed and studied in this book, but it is a very difficult book to read and fully comprehend the material.
I personally enjoy books like this, although I find them to be a huge challenge for me. This book, like many others that dive into the Puritan though force the reader to stretch and grow simply through the reading of the book itself. It seems that so often books today are written “down to” the reader. I mean that the book is written to a lower level than what is necessary. Yet, when reading a book the reader is encouraged to move forward and dive ever deeper into the ideas presented.
I do enjoy this book, and believe it is a valuable tool and resource for any believer. That being said this book is very difficult to read. The authors have attempted to bring the writings of John Owen to our general readers of today, but the writing style is still a bit lofty and challenging.