Next year is the anniversary of John Owen's birth in 1616 so I thought I'd read some biography. On my shelves I have Andrew Thomson's 19th century biography in the CFP Historymakers series of a few years ago. This work can also be found online and at the beginning of the 16 volume edition of Owen's Works. This edition is lightly edited. Thomson is rather discursive and a modern biography would best (I wonder if EP are working on a bitesize one). Owen's life is interesting enough, involving trips to Ireland and Scotland (his roots are Welsh so the Celtic fringe should be kept happy), being a preacher, being Vice Chancellor at Oxford and ending his days under the opprobrium of being a Nonconformist.
I worked myself up to this with the very attractively produced children's version by Simonetta Carr. Also worth checking out. We enjoyed as a family reading a chapter a time on Sunday afternoons recently.