This is the best book I've ever read besides the Holy Scriptures. John Owen is not difficult to read...Don't settle for an abridged version, please. After you read 10-15 pages, you'll be used to the format. Plus, if he is a hard read for you, you'll only be testing and conditioning your mind by reading him ;that's just another benefit from reading older books! We're not talking about a different language here, it is still English. Read what he actually wrote, nothing less!