Friday, January 6, 2012

John Owen Ultimate Collection: $2.99

After months of working time and again to create my own John Owen megabook containing all of Owen's books (and never finishing it), someone else has done it. And it's really great from the content end of things. A gigantic amount of writings have been crammed into a single Kindle file, complete with working tables of contents. At $2.99 my design qualms pale when you consider the value. Nevertheless, my complaints are as follows: (1) Tables of Contents in the front of the book have a light font color so that they are difficult to read. (2) Page breaks were not put at the ends of chapters and books. (3) Footnotes are hard to distinguish from main text. Formatting them in a smaller size would have been helpful.

Ignore my qualms. This is a great bargain. It is clear to me that when it comes to this collection, content went before design, but that's completely fine. After all, these are virtually the complete works of one of the greatest Puritan theologians. The text is accurate and does not appear to have been OCR'd. When you consider that this is a hundred times cheaper than the print editions, you understand what a great collection it is.
  • A Discourse concerning Evangelical Love, Church Peace, and Unity
  • A Brief Declaration and Vindication of The Doctrine of the Trinity
  • A Brief Instruction in the Worship of God
  • A Discourse Concerning Liturgies, and their Imposition
  • Theomachia Autexousiastike, Or A Display of Arminianism
  • A Dissertation on Divine Justice or, the Claims of Vindicatory Justice Vindicated
  • A Treatise of the Dominion of Sin and Grace
  • An Inquiry into the Original, Nature, Institution, Power, Order, and Communion of Evangelical Churches (Complete Vol. 1-2)
  • Christologia or, a Declaration of the Glorious Mystery of the Person of Christ: God and Man
  • Gospel Grounds and Evidences of the Faith of God’s Elect
  • Meditations and Discourses on the Glory of Christ in His Person, Office, and Grace
  • Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, Each Person Distinctly, in Love, Grace, and Consolation
  • Of Temptation: The Nature and Power of it; The Danger of Entering into it; And the Means of Preventing that Danger
  • Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers; The Necessity, Nature, and Means of It
  • Pneumatologia: Or, A Discourse Concerning the Holy Spirit
  • Several Practical Cases of Conscience Resolved
  • Salus electorum, sanguis Jesu; Or, The Death of Death in the Death of Christ
  • The Doctrine of the Saints’ Perseverance Explained and Confirmed; Or The certain Permanency of their Acceptation with GOD, and Sanctification from GOD
  • The Complete Sermons (Vol.1-2)
  • The Greater Catechism
  • The Lesser Catechism
  • Vindici√¶ Evangelic√¶: Or, the Mystery of the Gospel Vindicated and Socinianism Examined
Purchase from Amazon: $2.99


  1. Thanks Adam. Would love to have the Hebrews commentary too. Have you come across it properly formated anywhere?

  2. Hey Adam, I bought it and I even used your referral code, so you can enjoy a stick of gum or something because of me!

    Brandon, closest I've come is finding it on Puritan Library. As I've been investigating some, I've noticed that the epubs that you can download off of Google Books are now 10x better than they were a year ago. The OCR is way better and they are now coming with a functioning TOC. I've been having some problems with Calibre when I convert them to .mobi, as it seems the conversion removes some of the first chapter. This only happens sporadically, but it is still pretty frustrating.

    I'm not sure where get's their mobi files, but in the past they have been pretty shoddy. It's possible that they have improved as well.

    Best bet would be to try and find the Hebrews commentary on google books and see how good the epub is.

  3. The problem with the Hebrews commentary is that there is a lot of Greek. Whoever converts it to Kindle deserves an ovation because they'll have to go through the text and change all of the Greek into unicode Greek or else transliterate all of it. Considering how many volumes that commentary is that's no easy task.

  4. Seems this JO Ultimate Collection volume was taking down, by the way.. =/


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