My rating: 4 of 5 stars

John Own is considered by many to be among the most profound of the puritan writers, and this work was written at the end of his life. He is also known to be among the most difficult writers to read. This book does not disappoint on either count. The parts I could understand were very profound and enlightening, but much of it I was not able to follow. I highly recommend the book for those who are good readers. It is worth the hard work. The difficulty level is why I didn’t give it 5 stars.

Owen’s thesis is that all our spiritual health and growth comes from beholding Christ’s glory.