A must read for any Christian seeking to grow in Christ.
I do not write that lightly. I do believe that every believer in the triune God should read this treatise if they hope to ever have a firm grasp on what sin is and how to conquer (and how not to conquer) sin in their own lives.
Owen does not perpetuate this idea of self-effort, pull-ye-up-by-the-bootstraps idea of sanctification but grounds everything he says in the authority and finality of Christ's incarnation, life, death, resurrection, ascension, and session. I was moved to deep, deep reverence for our God through the reading of this text; I discovered a spite for sin which I had never before held; I was amazed at the patience and love and wisdom of our God.
I did read the original version which utilizes Old English words and syntax--I found it enjoyable as it offered a change in prose very different from the common style found amongst authors today. However, if you are not versed in Shakespearean speak (though this be more modern)you may have difficulty at times of understanding what is being said. I do not for this reason suggest reading an abridged text--rather, I suggest you struggle through the original text as Owen originally intended it.
I would also suggest reading through Romans beforehand to have a better grasp of what he frequently refers to. (He often quotes and expounds upon the Prophets, the Corinthian epistles, and others, but Romans is he predominant text.)
I cannot urge you enough to read this book.
Buy it now. Begin reading tonight.