This book is another in the Puritan paperback classics series, simplified and abridged to bring Owen's rich teaching to a much wider readership. Rev. R.J.K.Law, an Anglican minister in Devon, began to read Owen for his personal edification but increasingly felt the need of others to benefit from the richness of the theology of the Puritans, particularly Owen. Therefore, in 1991 Dr Law's abridgement resulted in this 'Banner of Truth' paperback. The publishers firmly believe that this is an ideal starting point for those coming to this Puritan 'giant' for the first time.
This book, which was recommended from the pulpit by Pastor Adam Laughton, contains 18 chapters and just over 200 pages. The following are extracts from Chapter 1 entitled 'The Saints have communion with God.'
"Christians in those days (1st Century) were poor and despised. Christian Leaders were treated as the filth of the world. So to invite people to become Christians, seemed to be the height of
What good thing will we get if we join up with those Christians? Are they inviting us to share in their troubles?
It is with these objections in mind that John writes. Their fellowship they would soon find to be honourable, glorious a desireable. For truly says John, our fellowship is with the Father and with his son Jesus Christ."
Our communion with God lies in his giving himself to us and our giving ourselves and all that He requires to Him. This communion with God flows from that union which is in Christ Jesus.
The communion will be perfect a complete when we enter into the full enjoyment of Christ's gLory.
Reading this book should result in deeper communion with God and therefore, well worth purchasing and meditating upon.