Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners: In a Faithful Account of the Life and Death of John Bunyan
Cosimo, Inc., 1 mai 2007 - 244 pages
"Grace Abounding continues the tradition of Christian testimonial classics tracing back to the Confessions of Saint Augustine. John Bunyans autobiography, written while he was imprisoned for holding unsanctioned religious services and first published in 1666, is the unsparing account of one mans spiritual journey from atheism and blasphemy to devout Christianity. A reckless and profane youth leads Bunyan to despair in the belief that he has committed unforgivable sins. But two religious books belonging to his wife set Bunyan on the straight and narrow and a lifetime of pious devotion. Honest and unblinking in his self-assessment, Bunyan saw it as his duty to tell his story, warts and all, in order to comfort all those struggling with their faith. This classic of religious literature continues to be essential reading for the faithful and for students of great English literature. English preacher and writer JOHN BUNYAN (16281688) is the author of nearly sixty books, nine of which were written while he was in prison for unlicensed preaching. His works include The Pilgrims Progress (167884), The Life and Death of Mr. Badman (1680), and The Holy War (1682)."
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Page 16 - God did not play in tempting of me; neither did I play, when I sunk as into the bottomless pit, when the PANGS OF HELL CAUGHT HOLD UPON ME; wherefore I may not play in relating of them, but be plain and simple, and lay down the thing as it was; he that liketh it, let him receive it, and he that doth not, let him produce a better.
Page 25 - Wilt thou leave thy sins and go to heaven, or have thy sins and go to hell...