In the providence of God, Owen’s Works began to be republished in 1965. At that time, I had just turned seventeen and was in my first year at university. My tuition fees, all living expenses, and more were covered by scholarships and – happy days – there was even money left over to buy books. Slightly damaged copies of the massive volumes of Owen’s Works (they averaged around six hundred pages each) could be purchased for the equivalent of a dollar or so each. I bought them one by one, sometimes two by two, until I owned a complete set.
And I began to read.
From: The Trinitarian Devotion of John Owen by Sinclair B. Ferguson; A Long Line of Godly Men Profile series (Orlando: Reformation Trust, 2014), p. xiv.