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Communion with God : Fellowship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit


In 1657, John Owen produced one of his finest devotional treatises: probably originating from the substance of a series of sermons.
He examines the Christian’s communion with God as it relates to all three members of the trinity. He assures that every Christian does have communion with God, no–one is excluded and that this communion takes place distinctly with Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Our relationship with…
God the Father is primarily through love and faith.
God the Son is through fellowship & grace.
God the Holy Spirit is primarily through comfort and sanctification.
This was a controversial work in ecclesiastical circles of the 17th century. Twenty years after its publication, the rational ecclesiastical elite were scoffing at it’s contents. Owen strongly defended the ideas within this book, and history has shown him to be right! It is a classic of Christian devotional thought that still influences the church today. This is the original text with a new layout and is fully subtitled which makes it more accessible to a new generation of readers.

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“Owen was by common consent the weightiest Puritan theologian, and many would bracket him with Jonathan Edwards as one of the greatest Reformed theologians of all time.”

— J. I. Packer ((1926–2020), Rector, All Souls Church, Langham Place, London)

It made beautifully clear … that God is love. Owen, with skillful scriptural exegesis and warmest pastoral insight takes us to the very heart of Christianity in this treatise, and shows us that … this alone makes sense of everything else, and irradiates every step of earthly life with strength, hope and joy. We owe a debt of gratitude of Philip Ross for beautifully editing this long discourse, and making it far more accessible to another generation. All through, he has remained eminently faithful to the original meaning. The beauty of John Owen’s theology, and most of all, the beauty of the love of God in Christ to us needy souls shines through. I shall be enthusiastically recommending this new volume to my classes

— Douglas F. Kelly (Professor of Theology Emeritus, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina)

“I owe an incalculable debt to these pages. For forty years now this has been a favourite volume to which I continue to return for more ‘angel food'”

— Sinclair B. Ferguson (Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi)

About the Author

Amongst the best known of the Puritans, John Owen (1616-1683) was a profound and thought provoking pastor-theologian. His writings continue to be widely read and greatly appreciated to this day.Well-known Puritan author and theologian
Weight1.17 lbs
Dimensions5.45 × 0.9 × 8.48 in


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