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Piper Poor Brother John! He remarks, “I concluded, a little grace, a little love, a little of 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.

The humility, pure heart, and godly desires of Bunyan are evident in many ways; consider his concluding remarks for example: It is when two such persons abbounding 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.

I’ve been especially guilty of this.

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Sure, one mans conversion cannot truly be poorer than another’s from Heavens perspective. Nov 16, Scott Marquis rated it really liked it.

His wife and children including one blind daughter were left alone for well over a decade. During his years of ministry, he spent approximately 14 years in prison for preaching without a legal license as required by England at the time.

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This book challenged me to take my life and sin very seriously. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It was like a spiritual rollercoaster. I didn’t realize that this was mostly in autobiographical formate, but it definitely makes this book better.

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. This comes to what I think the real flaw of the book is: This is morbid introspection on steroids on stilts, and is the most excruciating thing I have read recently, to say the least. View all 6 comments. Really good read, very encouraging! Ironically, after such a journey, I reckon Bunyan is the last saint in heaven you’d ever have to convince of Gods election.


This book came highly recommended; often in ‘top ten’ and ‘must read’ lists by theology minded writers and friends. Bunyan makes Luther look like a sane and socially well-adjusted human being. Sinnsrs untrained brilliant man in regards to the doctrines od God. His own thoughts, he then admits, condemn sinenrs for that motive and way him down with the oppression that he can never get beyond his guilt for trying to manipulate God.

Trivia About Grace Abounding t Sep 01, Jonathan McCarthy rated it it was amazing. I can put it no better than Lewis: He joun to learn to laugh at himself. The fear of selling Jesus as Esau did is present. 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 aboundnig wrestling with angst and fears. What Gracs did glean from the book was highly profitable! 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.

Biography 6 Grace Abounding 13 11 May 11, One of my favorite books of all time. John Bunyan was a non-conformist English pastor who lived from Always a bonus to have one reader throughout a whole book.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I prefer the last sections of the book as it is more to the point and thrilling. As he experienced the peace and comfort of Christ within himself, he preached the person, grace and benefits of Christ. Sep 27, Vaughn rated it it was amazing.

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

What if God doesn’t really care what happens to me? Bunyan first describes his pre-conversion lifestyle and attitude towards the church and Christianity. However, to walk the struggle he walked with him left me rebuked for my thoughts of entitlement and made me thankful once again for Christ’s saving work in my life.


If ever someone poured out their soul in a book this is it. There’s a lot in common and there’s a lot that’s different. If Bunyan had had a Newton, the latter’s cheerful reasoning might have brought him out of the slough sooner. I’m chiet glad I stuck around though, because Bunyan’s doubts and torments in prison are more in my line sknners things. Following his testimony of his conversion, Bunyan gives an account of how he came to be a minister. And instantly they stand together in an immense solitude.

I can sympathize, being prone to the same sort of overthinking and navel-gazing, myself, but I confess that I laughed at him a few times. Oct 18, Ronnie Nichols rated it it was amazing. The grip that sinnegs has on our soul is sometimes really that deep and it seems to have attacked rather than merely depressed Bunyan.

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan

In Grace Abounding, John Bunyan ? If you read this book you will know why he calls himself the chief of sinners and how God showed him mercy despite it! Great sins do draw out great grace; and where guilt is most terrible and fierce, there the mercy of God in Christ, when showed to the soul, appears most high and mighty 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.

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.