“Of all fears, those are best that are made by the blood of Christ; and of all joy the sweetest is that which is mixed with mourning over Christ.”*
John Bunyan was a Christian author and preacher in the 1600s. Arrested for his faith in 1660, he spent a total of 12 years in jail. It was during his second imprisonment that he wrote Pilgrim’s Progress; an incredible allegory that is the second bestselling book in world history. During his first imprisonment, however; he wrote another book that is not as well-known as Pilgrim’s Progress. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners tells of Bunyan’s great spiritual struggle, his salvation, and his call to ministry. Published in 1666 by George Larkin, this astounding book is a Christian spiritual autobiography.
This book is a powerful testimony of faith and deliverance. It is written in first person and provides deep insight into the inner workings of man’s soul. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners is at a medium reading difficulty with profound material.
I would highly recommend this book for ages 16+! The theology hard to process at times, but it has excellent prose. 4.5 out of 5 stars.
*Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners written by John Bunyan, published 1666.