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There is no common ground between God and the flesh. As I was reading, I felt myself cringing at the descriptions of rationalizations we I use to enemj our duties to God.

The flesh seeks to trick us with false peace in our relationship with God. Notify me of new posts via email. Very helpful distillation of John Owen’s works on mortification and indwelling sin.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Confronting the Sins We Tolerate. He opened the preface with these words: He makes the great theologian John Owen’s thoughts accessible to a generation who, for the most part, would never read Enem.

The Enemy Within: Straight Talk about the Power and Defeat of Sin by Kris Lundgaard

But the matter of fact was true, she was beguiled before, and sin, that is, the actual accomplishment of it, follows after. May 09, Sam rated it really liked it. He took the wonderful ideas of Owen and unabashedly re-worked them for the modern believer and did so commendably. I would recommend The Enemy Within for personal study, though I believe its blades cut even deeper in a group format.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. We must cultivate a love for Christ that cannot be quenched! You cannot see the glory of Christ and His love without first coming face to face with your eithin and depravity.


Sin reminds us of the pleasures it offers. He presents the truth, explains the Scriptures, and gives hope. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Evil at my Elbow I love it when authors come right out and tell me the reason s for their book. Herod the Great Norman Gelb. The Enemy Within is written with the intention of modernizing 17th Century English theologian, John Owen’s, written works on the doctrine of sin.

May 12, The Gatekeeper rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I especially appreciate the emphasis on the finished work of Christ, embraced by faith, as the way to victory.

I am in awe of all the power we have. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions I did this in a Bible study with some college girls, and it was great meaning we all saw our sin. The flesh wants to sidetrack us from the purity and simplicity of pure devotion to Christ.

It is a quick read, but if read with the right spirit can be effectively convicting. Therefore it is actually healthy for me to watch every episode of Breaking Bad—with its nudity, drugs, violence, godlessness, and cursing included—and it is also healthy for me to do so 3, 4, maybe 5 episodes a day. Dec 04, Merilee rated it really liked it. The flesh dresses up in tuxedoes and evening gowns.

Lethal Faith The last chapter serves as a summary and concluding exhortation.

The Enemy Within

Looking for beautiful books? The Church Edmund P. I really like this book, very readable which is good, as it is based on a John Owen book. Most importantly, he explains in an understandable fashion how sin works within us. This may be so obvious that it is not worth mentioning, but I believe that the gravity of the subject makes it especially commendable. View all 3 comments. The majority of this chapter is spent expositing Romans 7: When the flesh gets a person to the point that he can sit under the teaching of the Word, and even delight in it for its intellectual beauty, yet not be withinn, he has snuffed out the wick of his first love.


Love and Responsibility Karol Wojtyla. We find this law inside us. The book is definitely readable. Thanks for letting us know about that Taylor book coming out.

I have a very good friend in our church who has created a very helpful leader’s guide for this book. Jan 01, Lexi rated it it was ok. Lundgaard lists seven buckets of ice water that the flesh dumps on our first love: In spite of some praiseworthy strengths, this book is not without notable shortcomings. Lundgaard would do well to go back to those final chapters and plumb Owen for a little bit deeper explanation of the final six points under “Siccing Christ on Your Sin”.

I also very much appreciated the very apt study questions following each chapter, as these always helped my Group focus in on our own specific needs each week. The Masterpiece Francine Rivers. These two great tools of the mind are meditation and private prayer.