The Mortification of Sin: Study Pack

The Mortification of Sin: Study Pack
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Owen, John; Edwards, Rob

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This Study Pack includes John Owen's Mortification of Sin and an accompanying Study Guide.

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The Mortification of Sin: In this abridgement of a classic work, the famous Puritan John Owen shows the need for Christians to engage in a life-long battle against the sinful tendencies that remain in them, despite their having been brought to faith and new life in Christ.

Owen is very insistent that believers cannot hope to succeed in this battle in their own strength. He sees clearly that the fight can be won only through faith in Christ, and in the power of the Spirit. Fighting sin with human strength will produce only self-righteousness, superstition and anxiety of conscience. But with faith in Christ, and with the power of the Spirit, victory is certain. The temptations in times like Owen’s and ours are obvious on every side; the remedy to them is clearly pointed out in this practical and helpful book.

Study Guide, by Rod Edwards: Across the world students and young people are discovering anew the sound spiritual wisdom that is to be found in the practical writings of the seventeenth-century Puritan theologian, John Owen. Among Owen’s valuable works is his treatise On the Mortification of Sin, a book that has brought much-needed encouragement to many struggling in the ongoing battle against indwelling sin. This new study guide, based on the Banner’s Puritan paperback edition of Owen’s work, will be of great assistance to individuals and groups who want to get the most out of their reading of Owen’s spiritual classic.

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The Mortification of Sin

by John Owen

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Study Guide for The Mortification of Sin

by Rod Edwards

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About the Author


John Owen: John Owen was born in 1616 in Stadhampton, Oxfordshire and died in Ealing, West London, in 1683. During his sixty-seven years he lived out a life full of spiritual experience, literary accomplishment, and national influence so beyond most of his peers that he continues to merit the accolade of ‘the greatest British theologian of all time.’

No outline of Owen’s life can give an adequate impression of the stature and importance to which he attained in his own day. He was summoned to preach before Parliament on several occasions, most notably on the day after the execution of Charles I. During the Civil War, Owen’s merit was recognized by General Fairfax, then by Cromwell who took him as a Chaplain to Ireland and Scotland. He was adviser to Cromwell, especially though not exclusively on ecclesiastical affairs, but fell from the Protector’s favour after opposing the move to make him King. In 1658 he was one of the most influential members of the Savoy Conference of ministers of Independent persuasion. After the Ejection he enjoyed some influence with Charles II who occasionally gave him money to distribute to impoverished ejected ministers. All in all, he was, with Richard Baxter, the most eminent Dissenter of his time.

Despite his other achievements, Owen is best famed for his writings. These cover the range of doctrinal, ecclesiastical and practical subjects. They are characterized by profundity, thoroughness and, consequently, authority. Andrew Thomson said that Owen ‘makes you feel when he has reached the end of his subject, that he has also exhausted it.’ Although many of his works were called forth by the particular needs of his own day they all have a uniform quality of timelessness. The Trust has reprinted his Works in twenty-three volumes.

Rob Edwards: Rob Edwards is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in America. A graduate of the University of Georgia and Westminster Theological Seminary, he has worked with college and university students for several years under the auspices of Reformed University Fellowship. Rob is married to Angie and they have three children, Emma, Lucy and William.

About This Series

Incredibly popular, Banner's Puritan Paperback series brings to life some of the most challenging, spiritual works that you will ever read, by men who breathed Christlikeness in ways that each one of us should be powerfully drawn to. Each book is conveniently sized to fit easily into a briefcase or purse.

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Book Details

144; 44 Pages
Publisher: Banner of Truth
Publication Date: May 2004; August 2008
ISBN 13: mortstudypack

For Owen's The Mortification of Sin

"John Owen's treatises on Indwelling Sin in Believers and The Mortification of Sin are, in my opinion, the most helpful writings on personal holiness ever written."
- Jerry Bridges

"I owe more to John Owen than to any other theologian, ancient or modern; and I owe more to The Mortification of Sin than to anything else he wrote."
- J. I. Packer

"Dr. Lovelace, in his Basic Dynamics course at Gordon-Conwell, made us read On Temptation and On Mortification. And that’s where I discovered John Owen in 1972…. I wouldn't be in the ministry—my life would be a shipwreck—if I hadn't read that book."
- Tim Keller