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If those with OCD can read it without starting to worry about the same things such as the Bible verses and thoughts he was worried about then I certainly recommend this book for them too. How could somebody think that and be sane? Paperback88 pages.

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Aug 24, Brian Eshleman rated it really liked it. Just to hear how firm he was in the face of irrational religious persecution. Books by John Bunyan.

Whenever some 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 aboundint topic to “spiritual matters,” especially discussions of one’s sins.

Bunyan shares many of his intimate and unceasing struggles in his walk through justification and sanctification. 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 self-tortures he put himself through rather than simply believing. Aug 03, Mark added it. Open Preview See a Problem? Anyway, although I sympathized with aabounding author’s wrestling to understand the nature of salvation, it was pretty tedious at times to listen to his prolonged cjief of doubt, as I am sure it’s been tedious for others to listen to mine.


Bunyan suffered much, but remained faithful to the Word. The fear of selling Jesus as Esau did is present. 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.

John Bunyan was a man like all people who struggled in serving the Lord but led a triumph life because he was committed to following Christ. Always a bonus to have grac reader throughout a whole book. Sorry ’bout that, friends! I would like to go back and re-read at a slower pace.

The Conclusion

This work offers refreshing honesty from a spiritual giant. What if there is no reward for serving God? 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 sinneds mighty If you pick up and read this book, one of two things will happen.

What if there isn’t really an afterlife? His pre-conversation story, although interesting, is so detailed and repetitive, I got dinners To ask other readers questions about Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinnersplease sign up. 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. What a precious book to me. Bunyan first describes his pre-conversion lifestyle and attitude towards the church and Christianity.


His own thoughts, he admits, make him seek Christ’s grace for his own purposes. Amazing book and highly recommended.

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan

However, to walk the struggle he walked with him left gracee rebuked for my thoughts of entitlement and made me thankful once again for Christ’s saving work in my life. His own thoughts, he then admits, condemn him for that motive and way him down with sinnerrs oppression that he can never get beyond his guilt for trying to manipulate God.

His descriptions of being glibly theological are actually really good and really aboundin. I suspect we would cheer to see it happen on screen, but I do have one complaint: Sep 27, Vaughn rated it it was amazing. Bunyan refused to cease from preaching the gospel.

Nov 24, Dave added it. I was surprised reading this account of the violence of his inner turmoil.

This book accounts the life of John Bunyan. As he has been honest about that sad state, his joy when rescued by the love of God is palpable. This was a very refreshing reminder that all believers have a battle that must be waged between chiff spirit and the flesh, and helped me to see that others struggle with doubt, fear, loneliness, and unbelief.