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Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Many are familiar with John Bunyan as the author of The Pilgrim's Progress, whose influence in Christendom is second only to the Bible. Bunyan was a preacher, a prolific writer and a shining saint for God. Readers of Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, however, will find tha... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781466402843
Published 21 September 2011 by Createspace
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ISBN-13 9781466402843
ISBN-10 1466402849
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Publisher Createspace
Imprint Createspace
Publication Date 21 September 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Bunyan, John
Category Religious Life & Practice
Number of Pages 76 pp
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 4mm
Weight 113g
Interest Age General Audience
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NBS Text Non-Christian Religions
ONIX Text General/trade
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Many are familiar with John Bunyan as the author of The Pilgrim's Progress, whose influence in Christendom is second only to the Bible. Bunyan was a preacher, a prolific writer and a shining saint for God. Readers of Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, however, will find that as a young man John Bunyan was an atheist and infidel who enjoyed sin and rebelled towards God. Inwardly he suffered from tormented nightmares of demons and judgment, but outwardly he went on pretty much as any other sinner, taking delight in sin and being the ringleader of mischief. Several times he nearly lost his life, and even though there were several close calls, still he did not turn to God. After his marriage, he participated in religious activities, went through the motions of attending church and generally lived as he pleased, each time successfully shrugging off pangs of guilt. One day, after church, while playing a sport, a voice seemed to call out to him from heaven to his soul, which said, Wilt thou leave thy sins and go to heaven, or have thy sins and go to hell? Bunyan was convinced it was the Lord Jesus looking down on him in displeasure. What follows details his sinking into despair, his desparate attempts at working his way into God's good graces, and his struggles with temptation and doubt. In a strange sort of way, it is comforting to read about Bunyan's struggles and identify with them because you can see how he turned out so greatly used by God.

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John Bunyan (1628-1688) was an English Christian writer and preacher, famous for writing Pilgrim's Progress. Though he was a Reformed Baptist, in the Church of England he is remembered with a Lesser Festival on 30 August, and on the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church (USA) on August 29. Bunyan wrote The Pilgrim's Progress in two parts, the first of which was published in London in 1678 and the second in 1684. He began the work in his first period of imprisonment, and probably finished it during the second. The earliest edition in which the two parts combined in one volume came in 1728. A third part falsely attributed to Bunyan appeared in 1693, and was reprinted as late as 1852. Its full title is The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come.

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