The Foundation of Communion with God: The Trinitarian Piety of John Owen Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  October 27, 2014
The Foundation of Communion with God: The Trinitarian Piety of John Owen Book Cover The Foundation of Communion with God: The Trinitarian Piety of John Owen
Ryan M. McGraw
Reformation Heritage Books
September 22, 2014
Paperback, Ebook
136

“The Foundation of Communion with God” introduces readers to the Trinitarian piety of John Owen (1616–1683). Ryan McGraw’s introduction to Owen sketches the major events of this important theologian’s life and shows how his circumstances shaped his thought on the themes of the Trinity and public worship. The second part of the book presents forty-one brief selections from Owen’s writings that trace his thoughts on knowing God as triune, on Scripture and worship, on heavenly-mindedness, and on covenant and the church. Appendixes provide readers with a chronological list of Owen’s writings and a guide to them for those who wish to delve deeper into this great theologian’s thoughts.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for The Foundation of Communion with God: The Trinitarian Piety of John Owen (Reformation Heritage, 2014). Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“I recommend this book to anyone wanting to be introduced to the writings of John Owen.”
Reviewer: Shawn Covington
Rating: 3 Stars

“This volume is a welcome introduction to the thought and works of one of the giants of theology.”
Reviewer: Josh Skinner Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this book for all Christians.” Reviewer: Beth Saathoff
Rating: 5 Stars

“If any reader want a simple introduction to Owen, this book certainly fits the bill.”
Reviewer: Conrade Yap
Rating: 4 Stars

“I found McGraw’s work, and the excerpts from Owen, to be informative and edifying.”
Reviewer: James Pate
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a good introduction to the works of John Owen.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 4 Stars

“I urge you to pick up this volume and sit at the feet of an old master and grow to love the depths and the riches of our Triune God.”
Reviewer: Doug Newell
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a very helpful introduction to the life and thought of John Owen.”
Reviewer: Brian Mann
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is great for new believers wanting to know more about men who have gone before us.”
Reviewer: Chris Land
Rating: 5 Stars

“The writing of Owen jumped off the page and became alive as I read of communing with God in ways I have not experienced.”
Reviewer: Don Haflich
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a wonderful resource, recommended to everyone, who longs to understand Owen, how our communion with God shapes our spirituality, and how we can continue to grow in Christ with the help of able guides from the past.”
Reviewer: Allen Mickle
Rating: 5 stars

“Buy you a copy of this book, work through it for a month or so, and let your love for and appreciation of Owen and his writings grow and grow.”
Reviewer: Zach Ford
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this book for all believers.”
Reviewer: Mike Boling
Rating: 5 Stars

“I gladly recommend this book to any serious student of Scripture and of church history.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 4 Stars

“The Foundation Of Communion With God is a rich introduction to John Owen and the understanding of our communion with God.”
Reviewer: Lesley Eischen
Rating: 4 Stars

“The selections in this book serve as a nice introduction to Owen’s writing.”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a helpful and delightful little book and I highly recommend it!”
Reviewer: Alex Houston
Rating: 5 Stars

“I think anyone who reads this book will see the benefits of reading the works of Owen and will no doubt want to take up and read more and more of his works.”
Reviewer: Jason Delgado
Rating: 5 Stars

“Whether you have been reading John Owen for years, or have never picked up one of his works, you will benefit greatly from this small volume.”
Reviewer: Rexford Semrad
Rating: 5 Stars

“I heartily endorse and recommend this book for any Christian.”
Reviewer: Bill Mazey
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book made me want to read more of John Owen.”
Reviewer: Jim Lee
Rating: 3 Stars

“I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in John Owen.”
Reviewer: Kenneth Clayton
Rating: 4 Stars

“The readings have been smartly chosen, and given the length of each reading (a couple of pages), this would serve as a wonderful devotional.
Reviewer: Nick Norelli
Rating: 4 stars

“This is a very helpful book.
Reviewer: Val Belley
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is a “must own” if you have an interest in the works of the puritans and/or John Owen.”
Reviewer: Ryan Rickard
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you ever thought John Owen would be wonderful but beyond you – too rich, too much, too dense, too hard – get this book.”
Reviewer: Alan Davey
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is the best book to start anyone who’s interested and willing to read Owen’s work directly.
Reviewer: Chris Ho
Rating: 5 Stars

“I think anyone who reads this book will see the benefits of reading the works of Owen and will no doubt want to take up and read more and more of his works.”
Reviewer: Anthony Mathenia
Rating: 5 Stars

“There is much more here for the careful reader in this recommended book, things to ponder for our knowledge of and fellowship with the Triune God to His endless glory and our profound good.”
Reviewer: Doug Wallace
Rating: 4 stars

“I found this to be a good devotional to whet my appetite to read more Owen.” Reviewer: Cliff VanNostrand Rating: 5 Stars

“This book will stimulate readers to start reading one of the spiritual giants of our faith.” Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts Rating: 4 Stars

“This book will serve readers well as a personal devotional piece or even a text for a discussion group or spiritual mentoring relationship.” Reviewer: Coleman Ford Rating: 5 stars

“If you want a great study on the Trinity and how our worship and daily life is effected by this doctrine please read this book.” Reviewer: Martin Pitcher Rating: 5 Stars

“This book will help you understand Owen’s life and thought.”  Reviewer: Jeanie Schwagerman Rating: 4 stars