Temptation: Winning the Battle Before the War: In Modern English

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Temptation: Winning the Battle Before the War: In Modern English

John Owen and Jason Roth

Publisher: Crossway, Christian Classics for the Modern Reader, 2018, 131 Pages

Summary

Originally published in 1658, this book is a Christian classic that has been updated into modern English for the benefit of today’s reader.  John Owen (1616-1683) shows how watching and praying before entering into temptation is key to guarding ourselves against becoming trapped and overcome by our besetting temptations. Owen provides practical suggestions for this practice, but it also emphasizes our utter dependence on God and the power of the gospel to keep us from the “hour of temptation.”


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