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Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners has ratings and reviews. Stuart said: If you pick up and read this book, one of two things will happen. John Bunyan, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners: A Brief Relation of the Exceeding Mercy of God in Christ to His Poor Servant [John Bunyan] on. John Bunyan – Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners [John Bunyan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In an age when religious.

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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. As Jobn read Bunyan struggling with and hating his sin, I had to wonder why my hatred of sin isn’t as great.

Nov 24, Dave added it. I want to read more on this. His relapses are so frequent that it abounidng like a cartoon. I related so little to most of his internal doubts and temptations, I could hardly take them seriously. Be the first to ask a question about Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners.

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

I can put it no better than Lewis: There’s something to that and this gets at the heart of the issue. Oct 05, Andreea rated it it was amazing Shelves: He was buhyan clearly insufficiently attuned to the concerns of his accusers: 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 is morbid introspection on steroids on stilts, sinnrs is the most excruciating thing I have read recently, to say the least. He wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress, arguably the most famous published Christian allegory.

To bring comfort to those who experience tumultuous fears in this world. Ironically, after such a journey, I reckon Bunyan is the last saint in heaven you’d ever have to convince of Gods election.

What if I’m made miserable here and then there’s no reward in heaven?

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May 01, Helen Fisher rated it it was amazing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. You didn’t have to do that to yourself. What if there is no reward for serving God? Mar 04, Veronika rated it it was amazing. As he experienced the peace and comfort of Christ within ubnyan, he preached the person, grace and benefits of Christ.

Aug 24, Brian Eshleman rated it really liked it. There’s a lot in common and there’s a lot that’s jphn. I’m really glad I stuck around though, because Bunyan’s doubts and torments in prison are more in my line of things.

Sep 27, Vaughn rated it yhe was amazing. Then again, being loth and unwilling to perish, I began to compare my sin with others to see if I could find that any of those that were saved, had done as I had done. If ever someone poured out their soul in a book this is it.

Piper Poor Brother John! Bunyan first describes his pre-conversion lifestyle and attitude towards the church and Christianity. God used various people and incidents in his iohn to gradually bring him to true faith and repentance, but not without a long struggle with guilt, doubt, and assurance of salvation. It is when two such persons discover one another, when, whether with immens I can put it no better than Lewis: Then rest of the book is his call to ministry, scripts from his appearing before judges in court, and a short postscript on his life after being released from jail.


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I really enjoyed this book that covered John Bunyan’s life. The grip that despair has on our soul is sometimes really that deep and it seems to have attacked rather than merely depressed Bunyan. I’m not sure i This book came highly recommended; often in ‘top ten’ and ‘must read’ lists by theology minded writers and friends. His own thoughts, he admits, make him seek Christ’s grace for his own purposes.

I found it an agony of someone else’s private introspections. I found myself at first thinking something was clinically wrong with Bunyan and maybe there wasbut the more I read I wondered if there wasn’t something wrong with me.

Yet, how determined he was to reach that state of resting in Gods grace.

At first, he would share his thoughts with acquaintances in small groups, then he was encouraged to speak in meetings, which he felt unworthy but willing to do.

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. I can see how some may balk at the style of writing, but being of a similar intense style of thought I found no qualms with it. Steven Escalera was solid, steady, and unannoying, for which I am grateful.