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It is when two such persons discover one another, when, whether with immense difficulties and semi-articulate fumblings or with what would seem to us amazing and elliptical speed, they share their vision – it is then that Friendship is born. The one need not alarm, and the other can hardly help, any sane person. The typical expression of bunhan Friendship would be something like, “What?

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. His wife and children including one blind daughter were left alone for well over a decade.

No trivia or quizzes yet. On bbunyan other, I would not want this published in a set with practical Puritan works, because it may make some thing that something along these lines is necessary or even a natural or normal part of getting saved.

His own thoughts, he admits, make him seek Christ’s grace for his own purposes.

John Bunyan was a non-conformist English pastor who lived from It’s interesting that I was reading this and Blue Like Jazz which is, surprisingly, not nearly as emo as Grace Abounding at the same time, kohn, while separated by hundreds of years, talks about many of the same doubts and both authors end up at the conclusion that even if they can’t have certainty, Jesus is so fair, so lovely, so compelling that it would be worth it to risk everything for and on him, and to say with Job, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.


Then again, being loth and unwilling to perish, I began to compare my sin with others to see if I could find that any of those that were saved, had done as I had done. What I did glean from the book was highly profitable!

Bknyan story, if left up to him, should have concluded in Hell, but for the intervening and saving grace of God; a grace that also sustained him in the fiery furnace of Christian persecution: His relapses are so frequent that it feels like a cartoon. One wishes he had read Richard Hooker.

Aug 03, Mark added it. One of my favorite books of all time. As I read Bunyan struggling with and hating his sin, Snners had to wonder why my hatred of sin isn’t as great. What if I’m made miserable here and then there’s no reward in heav I loved it at first, I almost quit in the middle, and I loved the end.

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Choef if there isn’t really an afterlife? How different our individual experience of God. We think that because we really meant our prayers, because we really confessed our sins, and because we really trusted in Jesus, we are saved and God is on our side.

Published February 1st by Echo Library first published It’s probably not for everyone but I think it is certainly for those that have an understanding of the ever present battle in a Christian’s life in wrestling with angst and fears. I really enjoyed this book that covered John Bunyan’s life.

Perhaps we should pray that they did.

Are you discouraged in your walk with the Lord I recommend this book for Christians struggling with past and present sins. His descriptions of being glibly theological are actually really good and really vivid. I think it will help people with OCD see that they are not alone in their thoughts and fears.

Really good read, very encouraging! God Bless John Bunyan for having the courage to write down his soul’s sufferings on paper for the edification of the church. Just a moment while we sign you in to chieff Goodreads account. Always a bonus to hhe one reader throughout a whole book. John Bunyan was a man like all tl who struggled in serving the Lord but led a triumph life because he was committed to following Christ.


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Nov 16, Scott Marquis rated it really liked it. I thought I was the only one. His Biblical allusions and metaphors are almost as powerful here as in the Pilgrim’s Progress. Bunyan first describes his pre-conversion lifestyle and attitude towards the church and Christianity.

Bunyan’s life reveals the victory we can have in the Lord, even through the trials! Jul 27, Daniel Alvers rated it really liked it. Be the first to ask a question about Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners. This is morbid introspection on steroids on stilts, and is the most excruciating thing I have read recently, to say the least. I think he might have benefitted from a good shaking and a gruff exhortation to get over himself, look to Jesus, and go do something practical.

May gracce, Helen Fisher rated tthe it was amazing. Bunyan mentally wrestles with the balance of the punishment we humans deserve and the grace God gives His elect. Highly edifying, but challenging to read. I had difficulty with the language and style. I found myself at first thinking something was clinically wrong with Bunyan and maybe there wasbut the more I read I wondered if there wasn’t something wrong with me.

I am for going on, and venturing my eternal state with Christ, whether I have comfort here or no; if God doth not come in, thought I, I will leap off the ladder even blindfold into eternity, sink or swim, come heaven, come hell; Lord Jesus, if thou wilt catch me, do; if not, I will venture for thy name.

The grip that despair has on our soul is sometimes really that deep and it seems to have attacked rather than merely depressed Bunyan.