Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners (Google eBook)
Composed and published while John Bunyan (1628-1688) was in prison for his religious principles, Grace Abounding is an extraordinary spiritual autobiography. It was written in an age when religious radicalism was regarded as socially subversive, and is a haunting, often harrowing and ultimately inspiring account of his inner life: his long struggle with and eventual triumph over doubt and despair, his spiritual regeneration and his subsequent emergence as a preacher and writer of great imaginative power. God and Satan are the chief protagonists in Bunyan's drama, existing not as theological concepts but as terrifyingly immediate adversaries in the competition for his soul. Yet he finds his spiritual defences in the Bible, and Grace Abounding charts his passionate and imaginative involvement with this ultimate source of wisdom.
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Review: Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners (Oxford English Texts)User Review - Tony Roberts - Goodreads
Bunyan's deep spiritual struggle to get right with God ventures to depths few dare to go. Were he alive today, he might be diagnosed with "religious scrupulosity." Be that as it may, "Grace Abounding ... Read full review
Review: Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners (Oxford English Texts)User Review - Sushant - Goodreads
This is an amazing auto-biographical book that documents the deep spiritual struggles of John Bunyan as God was creating the humble man who would write the "The Pilgrim's Progress". If you are struggling spiritually and are much depressed, read this book. I was much comforted by it. Read full review
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OR BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE PUBLISHING OF THIS WORK WRITTEN BY THE AUTHOR THEREOF AND DEDICATED TO THOSE WHOM ...
GRACE ABOUNDING TO THE CHIEF OF SINNERSOR A BRIEF RELATION OF THE EXCEEDING MERCY OF GOD IN CHRIST TO HIS POO...
A RELATION OF THE IMPRISONMENT OFMR JOHN BUNYAN MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL AT BEDFORD IN NOVEMBER 1660