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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When I would do good, evil is present with me. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners is one of the great classic autobiographies, part of the Christian tradition of testimony from The Confessions of St.

How could somebody think that and be sane? I was so blessed by it and it was so helpful to read it during my difficult time of life.

One of the best aboundinh I’ve ever read. Bunyan first describes his pre-conversion lifestyle and attitude towards the church and Christianity. A untrained brilliant man in regards to the doctrines of God. One can see the Evangelist and feel his struggle with understanding what’s wrong with gathering people, and doubtless Judge Hate-Good was no caricature.

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How different our individual experience of God. I’m really glad I stuck around though, because Bunyan’s doubts and torments in prison are more in my line of things. His story, if left up to him, should have concluded in Hell, but for the intervening and saving grace of God; a grace that also sustained him in the fiery furnace of Christian persecution: This comes to what I think the real flaw of the book is: Refresh and try again.

I’ve been especially guilty of this.

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The last sections were excellent! His relapses are so frequent that it feels like a cartoon. Perhaps we should pray that they did. I can think of few situations where such a discussion would be profitable. I came across this book because of an article about a doctor looking back at John’s writings and life believing that John Bunyan had OCD. What if there is no reward for serving God?


This is an autobiography of the conversion, life, and ministry of John Bunyan. This book is great.

I think it will help people with OCD see that they are not alone in their thoughts and fears One of the best books I’ve ever read. This was an eye opening book to me in many ways sinnsrs I loved seeing the mind of Bunyan.

An amazingly insightful look into the life a a true saint. John Bunyan was a man chier all people who struggled in serving the Lord but led a triumph life because he was committed to following Christ.

God used various people and incidents in his life to gradually bring him to true faith and repentance, but not without a long struggle with guilt, doubt, and assurance of salvation. The moment he interrupts a bunch of women and gets convicted is an amazing moment of self-discovery that captures so much of life. Want to Read saving…. Published February 1st by Echo Library first published I loved it at first, I almost quit in the middle, and I loved the end. The grip that despair has on our soul is sometimes really that deep and it seems to have attacked aboknding than merely depressed Bunyan.

Maybe a little Prov. I recommend this book for Christians struggling with past and present sins. Bunyan makes Luther look like a sane and socially well-adjusted human being. I suspect we would cheer to see it happen on screen, but I do have one complaint: Mar 04, Veronika rated it it was amazing. Nov 24, Dave added it. 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 abonuding saved, had done as I had done.

Whenever sinneers Christians are just living life or discussing some theological matter, no surer way to end a decent conversation or make people, especially established Christians, feel bad is to turn the topic to “spiritual matters,” especially discussions of one’s sins. If Bunyan had had a Newton, the latter’s cheerful reasoning might have brought him out of the slough sooner. If you read this book you will know why he calls himself the chief of sinners and how God showed him mercy despite it!


This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. View all 6 comments. There’s something to that and this gets at the heart of the issue. The one need not alarm, and the other can hardly help, any sane person. Even he called his thoughts foolish at one point, though I don’t know as he ever learned to laugh at them. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I am for going on, and venturing my eternal state with Christ, whether I have comfort here or no; if God doth not come in, thought I, I will leap off the ladder even blindfold into eternity, sink or swim, come heaven, come hell; Lord Jesus, if thou wilt catch me, do; if not, I will venture for thy name.

Yrace 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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People do not write or talk like this today. Bunyan mentally wrestles with the balance of the punishment we humans deserve and the grace God gives His elect.

All glory be to Christ! Just to hear how firm he was in the face of irrational religious persecution.