"Get hold of this volume edited by Kapic and Taylor. See it as an essential matter to read and devour. But prepare yourself for pain, for Owen will take no prisoners. If you want to keep living the humdrum, half-hearted life of faith you currently do, then pass it by."
- Derek Thomas, Read the full review at Reformation21.
"The greatest Christian writers are those who most powerfully project to spiritual readers the knowledge of God, of ourselves, and of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Among these are Augustine, Calvin, Edwards, and the Puritan John Owen, who ought to be better known than he is. The editors of this volume have worked hard to make Owen's unrivalled insight into the Christian's inner war with sin accessible to all, and the result is truly a godsend. Filled with classic devotional theology which, like Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, needs to be read again and again to be properly grasped, we have in the three treatises presented here a companion for life."
- J. I. Packer, Professor of Theology, Regent College
"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, Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York, NY.
"John Owen's three treatises on sin, mortification, and temptation are a priceless treasure. To read them is to mine spiritual gold. Unfortunately, as in mining, reading Owen is hard work. Now, Kelly Kapic and Justin Taylor have made Owen's work accessible to modern readers while still retaining his unique writing style. Anyone concerned about personal holiness will profit from reading this new edition of a classic work."
- Jerry Bridges, Navigators Community Ministries Group
"Sin is tenacious, but by God's grace we can hate it and hunt it. John Owen provides the master guide for the sin-hunter. Kapic and Taylor bring together three of Owen's classics, clarifying them in simple ways—but all the substance, the careful, hounding arguments are still there to train our spiritual sight and love our soul."
- Mark Dever, Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.
"With a volume of Owen in your hands you may wonder why you have wasted so much time reading lesser things. True, as Dr. John ("Rabbi") Duncan once said, if you are going to read this you will need to 'prepare yourself for the knife.' But that knife is the scalpel of one of the finest spiritual surgeons in the history of the church. Owen understood as few have how the gospel makes us well. Three cheers for everything Kapic and Taylor are doing to introduce a new generation of Christians to Owen's peerless works."
- Sinclair B. Ferguson, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S.C.
"John Owen is a spiritual surgeon with the rare skill to cut away the cancer of sin and bring gospel healing to the sinner's soul. Apart from the Bible, I have found his writings on sin and temptation to be the best books ever written for helping me to stop sinning the same old sins. Now Owen's profound thinking on spiritual change in the Christian life is available in a user-friendly format that will help a new generation gain gospel victory over the power of remaining sin."
- Philip Graham Ryken, President, Wheaton College
"No writer has taught me more about the dynamics of the heart and the deceitfulness of sin than John Owen. Reading his writing has been life-changing, although at times his seventeenth-century style can be a challenge to modern ears. How grateful I am that Kapic and Taylor have invested their time and considerable skills to bring Owen's profound and practical teaching to a modern audience. Read this book carefully; it will help you understand your heart and experience God's grace."
- C. J. Mahaney, President, Sovereign Grace Ministries