If the book can be summarised, let it be in these words: 'Spiritual-mindedness is the goal towards which all believers should be striving in their walk with God. Conformity to Christ is a dynamic principle. Growth into the image of God is a dynamic principle. To become fully human, to become who we were created to be, the development of spiritual-mindedness must necessarily begin with an awareness of our innate sinfulness and a knowledge of just how far we have fallen from God' (p.208).
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"Evangelicals have lost our forefathers' sense of the depth of sin and the need for holiness; I believe that this book, in bringing us to Owen's writings, could help us to recover it."
Stephen Walton, Churchman
"Like John Owen, Steve Griffiths is a minister of the gospel with a deep love for Christ and for his word, and who is passionately concerned to make the teaching of the Bible relevant to his inner-city congregation in the twenty-first century. In a therapeutic and self-obsessed age such as ours, the church needs to hear again the Pauline teaching on sin and grace which Owen expounded so brilliantly."
Carl R. Trueman, Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies, Grove City College, Pennsylvania
"To read John Owen is to enter a rare world. Whenever I return to one of his works I find myself asking ‘Why do I spend time reading lesser literature?' I believe all lovers of John Owen and his writings, like myself, will salute Dr Griffiths for sharing with us the results of his arduous studies. ...the rediscovery of Owen's theology has proved to be a great blessing to many. Into that blessing I hope you will now allow Dr Griffiths to lead you."