Book Reviews of The Enemy Within: Straight Talk About the Power and Defeat of Sin

The Enemy Within: Straight Talk About the Power and Defeat of Sin
The Enemy Within Straight Talk About the Power and Defeat of Sin
Author: Kris Lundgaard
ISBN-13: 9780875522012
ISBN-10: 0875522017
Publication Date: 12/1998
Pages: 157
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Publisher: P & R Publishing
Book Type: Paperback
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I have always enjoyed reading the Puritans. I have not always agreed with them 100% of the time but I have found their passion for practical holiness in every area of their lives a relief in the midst of our sinful generation (1 Peter 1:15-16). However, anyone who has read the Puritans knows that their theology and language can be deep and tough to work through.

Thankfully we have books such as this work from Kris Lundgaard. He takes the powerful writings of John Owen and brings them into the 21st century. No he doesn't change Owen's theology but only his language. In fact, Lundgaard jokes that he has kidnapped Owen and they co-wrote the book.

The book itself is an excellent Puritan and Reformed view of sin in the life of the saint. We all know that 1 John 1:9 is precious to each of us whether we are strong Reformed Calvinist or Arminians. Lundgaard (and John Owen) help us to see the destruction of sin on the cross of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 10:10) and that we have the power by God's grace and God's Spirit to overcome our sin. We don't have to struggle with our flesh but we can have victory through the power of the cross (Gal. 2:20). I highly recommend this book for all disciples of Jesus Christ.~Amazon Review