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John Bunyan was born 11/28/1628, Elston, England.  In 1650 he married a young woman, whose inheritance from her father was just two books; Arthur Dent‘s Plain Man’s Pathway to Heaven and Lewis Bayly‘s Practice of Piety, – these strongly influenced John toward Christ.  Four years later he began to preach and was later arrested for preaching without a license from the established church.  Later still he was imprisoned and remained in the Bedford Jail some 12 years.

Bunyan’s Godly pen produced Pilgrim’s Progress the 2nd most popular book for many decades.  He also wrote Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, The Life and Death of Mr. Badman, The Holy War and The Heavenly Footman.  Bunyan died 8/31/1688.

Bunyan Quotes:

“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. ”

“One leak will sink a ship and one sin will destroy a sinner.”

“What God says is best, is best, though all the men in the world are against it.”

“Though there is not always grace where there is the fear of hell, yet, to be sure, there is no grace where there is no fear of God.”

“He that lives in sin, and looks for happiness hereafter, is like him that soweth cockle and thinks to fill his barn with wheat or barley.”

“Prayer will make a man cease from sin or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer”


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Pilgrim’s Progress was published 9/28/1678.  It is THE Classic Christian, man-penned book.  Even if you are not a Believer in Jesus you owe it to your education to read it.  No book other than the Bible had such a wide influence in the past.  Illusions are found in many other writings. 

Written by John Bunyan, born 11/28/1628, died 8/31/1688 (note all the 8’s in his life).

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