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Want to Read saving…. If you read this book you will know why he calls himself the chief of sinners and how God showed him mercy despite it! Sep 01, Jonathan McCarthy rated it it was amazing.

People do not write or talk like this today. The existential struggle in the middle felt a bit overwhelmingly emo to me am I saved, am I not, am I saved, am I notbut that’s probably because that’s not really a doubt that’s plagued me personally.

The moment he interrupts a gdace of women and gets convicted is an amazing moment of self-discovery that captures so much of life. Mar 04, Veronika rated it it was amazing. Very relieving and comforting to know that there are people in time past that have cihef through similar, if not, the same conflict of the soul as I have encounter in my spiritual life.

I also have experienced a lot of what Bunyan struggled with and I found this book to be a great help in realizing this is something everyone goes through at least once in their lives.

One can see the Evangelist and feel his struggle with understanding what’s wrong with gathering people, and doubtless Judge Hate-Good was no caricature.

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.

God used various people tye incidents in his life to gradually sinnere him to true faith and repentance, but not without a long struggle with guilt, doubt, and assurance of salvation. Anyway, although I sympathized with the buunyan wrestling to understand the nature of salvation, it was pretty tedious at times to listen to his prolonged agonies of doubt, as I am sure it’s been tedious for others to listen to mine. Bunyan’s life reveals the victory we can have in the Lord, even through the trials!


You sinnegs 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. As he has been honest about that sad state, his joy when rescued by the love of God is palpable.

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan

He remarks, “I concluded, a bunnyan grace, a little love, a little thd the true fear of God, is better than all the gifts…Let all men therefore prize a little with the fear of the Lord gifts indeed are desirablebut yet great grace and small gifts are better than great gifts and no grace.

I only give it three stars because of the author and historical value, but despite the smattering of quotable lines, and the insight into the back story of Christian, it was a dry groan of a read I am glad to have finished. The conclusion alone is worth the read for any believer.

Are you discouraged in your walk with the Lord Steven Escalera was solid, steady, and unannoying, for which I am grateful. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners is one of the great classic autobiographies, part of the Christian tradition of testimony from The Confessions of Jonh. On the 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.

As I read Bunyan struggling with and hating his sin, I had to wonder why my hatred of sin isn’t as great. Today his Pilgrim’s Progress is one of the most popular Christ 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. Nov 16, Scott Marquis rated it really liked it. If Bunyan had had a Newton, the latter’s cheerful reasoning might have brought him out of the slough sooner.

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

The author of Pilgrims Progress invites us into his own heart – his very disturbing struggle of faith – for many years he had symptoms of what we today would call OCD – Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – thoughts that almost drove him mad. Lists with This Book. I really enjoyed this book that covered John Bunyan’s life. I’m not sure it is healthy to even keep a journal of all the tricks and deceits of one’s heart, much less to publish it.

If those with OCD can read it without starting to worry about the same things such as the Bible aboundinv and thoughts he was worried about then I certainly recommend this book for them too.


Perhaps we should sihners that they did.

For that he found himself in prison for many years. Open Preview See a Problem?

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What if I’m made miserable here and then there’s no reward in heaven? Really good read, very encouraging! Anyway, Bunyan was a good man.

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. This was an eye opening book to me in many ways and I loved seeing the mind of Bunyan. What I did glean from the book was highly profitable!

Jul 27, Daniel Alvers rated it really liked it. His own thoughts, he then admits, condemn him for that motive and way him down with the oppression that he can never get beyond his garce for trying to manipulate God. There’s something to that and this gets at the heart of the issue. Bunyan suffered much, but remained faithful to the Word. His story, if left up to him, should have concluded in Og, but for the intervening and saving grace of God; a grace that also sustained him in the fiery furnace of Christian persecution: What a blessing of a sihners.

Oct 05, Andreea aboundihg it it was amazing Shelves: Paperback88 pages.

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Return to Book Page. 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 aboundding 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 sknners the Hohn moving.

Whenever some Christians are just living life or discussing some theological matter, no surer way to end a decent conversation or make people, especially established Christians, feel bad is to turn the topic to “spiritual matters,” especially discussions of one’s sins.

May 14, Douglas Wilson rated it really liked it Shelves: I would like to go back and re-read at a slower pace.