The Old Guys Book Giveaway!

14 Nov

Starting today and ending this Saturday, November 19 any who wish will have the opportunity to win a copy of a book written by one of the old guys! We hope to have these giveaways from time to time and our desire is that this will help someone have the opportunity to dive deeper into a specific work by one of our beloved old guys.

This week’s giveaway features: John Owen.

J.I. Packer had this to say about him:

“Owen was by common consent the weightiest Puritan theologian, and many would bracket him with Jonathan Edwards as one of the greatest Reformed theologians of all time. “

The Book: Overcoming Sin and Temptation

Jerry Bridges describes the book this way:

“John Owen’s three treatises on sin, mortification, and temptation are a price­ less treasure. To read them is to mine pure spiritual gold. Unfortunately, as in mining, reading Owen is hard work. Now, through skillful editing, Kelly Kapic and Justin Taylor have made Owen’s work accessible to modern read­ers while still retaining his unique writing style. Anyone concerned about per­sonal holiness will profit from reading this new edition of a classic work.”


To Win All You Have to Do Is:

1. Leave a comment below and answer the question “What is your favorite ‘old guy’ book?“.
2. If you haven’t already, subscribe to The Old Guys via RSS, Email, Facebook or Twitter.


A winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email.

66 Responses to “The Old Guys Book Giveaway!”

  1. John Brand November 14, 2011 at 7:09 am #

    Up till now my favourite Old Guy book is Pilgrims’ progress. However, if I win this book, Overcoming Sin and Temptation my become my favourite!

  2. Dennis Mullen November 14, 2011 at 7:56 am #

    Calvin, Spurgeon & Bavinck

  3. micah November 14, 2011 at 8:22 am #

    J.C. Ryle. If my house ever burns down, his books would be the ones I’d try to save first.

  4. Sheldon Clowdus November 14, 2011 at 8:33 am #

    Knowledge of the Holy by Tozer

  5. Jared Miller November 14, 2011 at 8:39 am #

    Keeping the Heart by John Flavel

  6. Patrick November 14, 2011 at 8:49 am #

    The Death of Death in the Death of Christ by Owen

  7. Linda Chapman November 14, 2011 at 8:50 am #

    My favorite “old Guy” book is the Mortification of Sin, by Owen.

  8. Chris Munn November 14, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    Holiness by JC Ryle and The Sovereignty of God by Pink

  9. persis November 14, 2011 at 8:58 am #

    The Mystery of Providence by Flavel.

    • Gary November 14, 2011 at 9:40 am #

      Don’t know if A.W. Tozer qualifies as an “old guy” since he was 20th century, but if he does my favorite book would be The Knowledge of the Holy.

  10. Adam Poling (@goobjones) November 14, 2011 at 9:07 am #

    The Cross of Christ by Martyn Lloyd Jones.

  11. Becky November 14, 2011 at 9:19 am #

    Today my favorite one is J.C. Ryle’s Practical Religion. Tomorrow I might choose Help-heavenward by Winslow, and the day after tomorrow… 🙂

    Thanks for hosting this.

    http://www.beckypliego.com

  12. Scott Guinther November 14, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    My favorite “Old Guy” is Charles Spurgeon and my favorite “book” from him is his sermons.

  13. Joey Parker November 14, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    Expository Thoughts on the Gospels by JC Ryle

  14. Joe Michaels November 14, 2011 at 9:38 am #

    I have not been a member of this site for very long and I have been unemployed for a year so I haven’t had the money to make a purchase. I would be very grateful of this book for myself and for my Sunday School class. I look forward to the excerpts from your postings and enjoy the encouragement. I know my unemployment will not last forever, and when it ends I will purchase Luther, Edwards,Spurgeon, and Owens books. I have borrowed some from my pastor but would like to have some of my own.
    Thank you,
    Joe Michaels

  15. Tom Harmon November 14, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    I really love C.H. Spurgeon and have his 4 volumn set of sermons, and like his book All of grace. Also enjoy very much all of the old guys that i receive daily.

  16. Brad Williams November 14, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    My favorite ‘old guy’ Thomas Watson, and my favorite ‘old guy’ book is, The Doctrine of Repentance.

  17. Brian wyatt November 14, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    1) great read! Looks to be a great book too. But what can I expect, it’s John Owen!

    2) By far John Owen is my favorite and has had the biggest impact upon me.

  18. Richard Gillett November 14, 2011 at 9:56 am #

    My favorite book is Matthew Henry’s commentary on the bible. Thanks, Richard

  19. Janet Gillett November 14, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    My favorite book is The Complete Works of Oswald Chambers. Thanks, Janet

  20. Matt Houser November 14, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    I believe Augustine technically qualifies as an Old Guy, so I’ll say Confessions is my favorite.

  21. Tyson November 14, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    Religious Affections by Jonathan Edwards.

  22. Chris November 14, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    I enjoy reading Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook.

  23. Jon November 14, 2011 at 10:55 am #

    The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

  24. Chris Julien November 14, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    J.C. Ryle’s Thoughts for Young Men is excellent! I don’t know if I can name a favorite, but seeing that I am still a young man, that book certainly cuts right to my heart 🙂

  25. 'Guerite ~ BoldLion November 14, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    John Owen is my favorite and others as well. I love Communion with God and also The Mortification of Sin. Right now, I am currently reading The Acceptable Sacrifice by John Bunyan.

    I did share this page on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. I am already a subscriber to get email from you.

    Hungry to eat His Word,
    ‘Guerite ~ BoldLion

  26. Ryan Streett November 14, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    The Letters of Samuel Rutherford

  27. Frank Martin November 14, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    The Sovereignty of God – A W. Pinki

  28. David November 14, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    My favorite is Thomas Watson’s All Things For Good.

  29. allenmickle November 14, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    John Gill’s – “Doctrinal and Practical Divinity”

  30. Kristi November 14, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    Oh so many favorites – so hard to pick just one . . . one of my very favorites is Morning and Evening by Spurgeon.

  31. Tom November 14, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    One that we read together as a family is Pilgrims Progress by Bunyan . . . every time we read it, we learn something new!!

  32. vincent matherick November 14, 2011 at 11:48 am #

    The sovereignty of God A W Pink

  33. Julie Hammond November 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

    My favorite ‘Old Guy’ book is Light From Old Times by JC Ryle

  34. Josh November 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm #

    Bavinck RD Vol 3

  35. Shawn Magoon November 14, 2011 at 12:54 pm #

    Thomas Watson (all of his books, especially A Body of Divinity).
    Thanks!

  36. MNMike November 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    Spurgeon’s All of Grace and The Bruised Reed by Sibbes are two of my favorites.

  37. Dustin November 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    The knowledge of the holy – A W Tozer

  38. Rick November 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    “Morning and Evening” provides great bite-size chunks of Spurgeon.

  39. Michael Salvatierra November 14, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    Keeping the Heart – John Flavel. Great stuff.

  40. Trent November 14, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

  41. Eduardo November 14, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

    “Meditations on the glory of Christ” by John Owen

  42. Frank Gantz November 14, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    Zwingli’s Commentary on True and False Religion

  43. Landon November 14, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    Charity and its Fruits: Jonathan Edwards

  44. Chris Nyland November 14, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    Thomas Boston is my favorite right now.

  45. Trisha November 14, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

    Only one? The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment and All Things for Good and Holiness and…..Thanks for a great giveaway.

  46. Daniel Ashworth, Jr. November 15, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    “The Mortification of Sin” by John Owen.

  47. Jerry Brown November 15, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    My hands down favorite old guy book is Calvin’s Institutes.

  48. Patrick Baskin November 15, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

    Charles Spurgeon

  49. Craig T. Owens November 15, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

    My favorite is “Pilgrim’s Progress.” And I’m already subscribed.

  50. Nancy L November 15, 2011 at 11:41 pm #

    My favorite Old Guy is Spurgeon, followed closedly by Owen and Calvin. My husband does not mind me spending time with these men.

  51. Jeremy November 15, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

    The Mortification of Sin by John Owen

  52. Roger Ehrlich November 16, 2011 at 12:07 am #

    The Mystery of Providence, by John Flavel.

  53. Theresa Averink November 16, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    I’ve always liked Watson, The Ten Commandments but hard to choose when Winslow, Sympathy of Christ is become a very special book to me too.

  54. Renee W. November 16, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    My favorite “old guy” book is A Body of Divinity by Thomas Watson, but Holiness by J.C. Ryle is a close second.
    Thank you!

  55. Shawn McCorkle November 16, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    At this point (I’m still a young dude) it’s probably “On the Incarnation” by Athanasius. I don’t think he’s officiailly on this website, but he’s definitely old!

  56. Bonni B November 17, 2011 at 8:22 am #

    Wow! What great additions to my “Must read” list!

    My favorite–for now–J.C. Ryle’s “Holiness.”

  57. Thad Bergmeier November 17, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    My favorite “old Guy” book would probably be “Thoughts for Young Men” by JC Ryle

  58. clemmergirl November 17, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    Spurgeon’s Power of Prayer in a Believer’s Life

  59. Maria W November 18, 2011 at 12:55 am #

    The Duties of Parents, R.C. Ryle

  60. Jason Chamberlain November 18, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    I like The Christian in Complete Armour by William Gurnall. I also was blessed by Chesterton’s Orthodoxy, but I’m not sure if he’s quite old enough.

  61. Vada Shaye Strouse November 18, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    I’m new to the “Old Guy” stuff…. but I am very grateful for J.C. Rylie’s Duties for Parents and A.W. Tozer’s The Knowledge of the Holy!

  62. Dan Cogan November 18, 2011 at 12:29 pm #

    I’m a big fan of Jonathan Edwards “The Freedom of the Will”.

  63. Paul Mitchell November 18, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    my favorite old guy is Spurgeon and my fav work of his is The Treasury of David

  64. Gus November 19, 2011 at 3:01 am #

    I would like this book.

  65. Wedge Lutz March 9, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    Herman Bavinck is one of my fav’s but also appreciate all of the Old Guys! Thank you for this encouraging site!

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