After pro-longing my reading of Overcoming Sin and Temptation with the coming of our new born son Grayson, I finally finished it up. What an amazing unfolding of the effective power of sin in the lives of true believers, professing hypocritical believers (unbelievers), and blatant unbelievers. This book is by far the best treatment of the doctrine of sin I have ever read. I highly recommend it! If you want to read some quotes, just type in “Overcoming Sin and Temptation” or “John Owen” to the Search bar above (minus the quotes of course).
Now I’m moving on to Peace Child by Don Richardson. Here is a great description of the book off of Amazon:
“In 1962, Don and Carol Richardson risked their lives to share the gospel with the Sawi people of New Guinea. Peace Child tells their unforgettable story of living among these headhunters and cannibals who valued treachery through “fattening” victims with friendship before the slaughter. God gave Don and Carol the key to the Sawi hearts via a redemptive analogy from their own mythology. The “peace child” became the secret to unlocking a value system that existed through generations over centuries, possibly millenniums, of time. This analogy became a stepping-stone by which the gospel came into the Sawi culture and started both a spiritual and a social revolution from within. With an epilogue updating how the gospel has impacted the Sawi people, Peace Child will inspire a new generation of readers who need to hear this unforgettable story and the lessons it teaches us about communicating Christ in a meaningful way to those around us.”