The Mortification of Sin

The Mortification of Sin by John Owen book cover

The Mortification of Sin

by John Owen

ISBN-10: 0851518672

ISBN-13: 9780851518671

This 17th century pastor/theologian has made many enduring contributions to the biblical and theological well-being of the church, but none has had greater practical impact than his writing on the nature of indwelling sin.  Owen writes with astonishing insight into the conflict that rages within the soul of every child of God—the battle with the flesh.

Personally, this book, The Mortification of Sin, has been a source of both comfort and motivation to me in my Christian life.  The comfort came from seeing that my own struggles were  normal and to be expected.  The motivation arose from a new awareness of the clear and present danger that this deadly enemy poses tomy spiritual health.

Owen’s work is a wonderful guide on how to take up the weapons which “are mighty through God” in the fight with sin.  This fight must be undertaken, for as the author warns: “Kill sin, or sin will be killing you.”

Review by:

Pastor Ty Blackburn