I just started reading, “The Mortification of Sin” by John Owen. I am reading a new edition of Owen’s work, edited by Justin Taylor and Kelly Kapic, called “Overcoming Sin and Temptation”
This classic work has been cleaned up of much of it’s archaic language and hard to read prose. Therefore it has become very accessible to the modern reader. Owen’s thoughts and writings are as timely today as they were hundreds of years ago.
What I am reading is rich food for the soul. As followers of Christ we need to be plumping the depths of rich timeless classics such as Owen, Edwards and Bunyan.
Instead, unfortunately, the Christian consumer is throwing down millions of dollars for shallow, superficial, self-help books like Joel Osteen’s latest release.
I doubt if any of Osteen’s books will ever stand the test of time and still be read in hundred years.