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One of the best books I’ve ever read. No trivia or quizzes yet. Today his Pilgrim’s Progress is one of the most popular Christian books I loved it at first, I almost quit in the middle, and I loved the end. Jun 23, Trevor rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.
Mar 19, Donald Owens II rated it liked it. This was a very refreshing reminder that all believers have a battle that must be waged between the spirit and the flesh, and helped me to see that others struggle with doubt, fear, loneliness, and unbelief.
It is when two such persons discover one another, when, whether with immens I can put it no better than Lewis: As I read Bunyan struggling with and hating his sin, I had to wonder why my hatred of sin isn’t as great.
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Want to Read saving…. We do have quite a few people who go through abnormal excitement and there is a sort of normal excitement that accompanies conversion, and we have to compare both of these things from what happened to the disciples and the Jews, which strikes me as tied up with all the differences between early modernity and the birth of spontaneity and the more public ancient world where people overflow in Psalms when they see the Spirit moving.
His pre-conversation story, although interesting, is so detailed and repetitive, I got bored! You will get 15 pages in and decide its not for you, or you will carry on reading and find yourself amazed at the journey God brought this poor tinker through. Perhaps we should pray that they did. So many common struggles can be seen.
His relapses are so frequent that it feels like a cartoon. The moment he interrupts a bunch of women and gets convicted is chiet amazing moment of self-discovery that captures so much of life. John Bunyan was a man like all people who struggled in serving the Lord but led a triumph life because he was committed to following Christ. Bunyan shares many of his intimate and unceasing struggles in his walk through justification and sanctification.
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan
The way he got into trouble and the way he got out of trouble were both irrational. The last sections were excellent! I think he was right to see that he was a poorly educated infidel at first and up to around section 49, he was just trying to “be good” rather than receiving grace.
May 14, Douglas Wilson rated it really liked it Shelves: How could somebody think that and be sane?
If you pick up and read this book, one of two things will happen. Today his Pilgrim’s Progress is one of the most popular Christ John Bunyan was cnief man like all people who struggled in serving the Lord but led a triumph life because he was committed to following Christ.
There’s something to that and this gets at the heart of the issue. Yet, how determined he was to reach that state of resting in Gods grace.
If Bunyan had had a Newton, the latter’s cheerful reasoning might have brought him out of the slough sooner. Sep 27, Vaughn rated it it was amazing. God Bless John Bunyan for having the courage to write down his soul’s sufferings on paper for the edification of the church. The humility, pure heart, and godly desires of Bunyan are evident in many ways; consider his concluding remarks for example: Bunyan’s insanity was such that he devoured Scripture and not only would verses pop into his head saying “take me, take me!
I thought I was the only one. What if I’m made miserable here and grcae there’s no reward in heaven? Oct 05, Andreea rated it it was amazing Shelves: Very relieving and comforting to know that there are people in time past that have gone through similar, if not, the same conflict of the soul as I yhe encounter in my spiritual life.
Anyway, Bunyan was a good man. However, to walk the struggle he walked with him left me rebuked for my thoughts of entitlement aboundimg made me thankful once again for Christ’s saving work in my life. 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 sinbers, and I loved the end.
What self-tortures he put aboinding through rather than simply believing. And instantly they stand together in an immense solitude. To see aounding your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Nov 24, Dave added it. His wife and children including one blind daughter were left alone for well over a decade. Open Preview See a Problem? Paperback88 pages.
I prefer the last sections of the book as it is more to the point and thrilling. Trivia About Grace Abounding t Sijners was an eye opening book to me in many ways and I loved seeing the mind of Bunyan.