John Bunyan: Christian Encounters Series
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John Bunyan wrote one of the greatest classics in English and Christian literature; yet he was born the son of a tinker, went to school only for a few years, and had his apprenticeship to take care of. Part of the "Christian Encounters" series, short chapters will show the influences upon Bunyan's life and faith, as well as the external circumstances of the times he lived in. 169 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 7.00 X 5.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1595553045
ISBN-13: 9781595553041
Series: Christian Encounters

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Christian Encounters, a series of biographies from Thomas Nelson Publishers, highlights important lives from all ages and areas of the Church. Some are familiar faces. Others are unexpected guests. But all, through their relationships, struggles, prayers, and desires, uniquely illuminate our shared experience.

The author of The Pilgrim’s Progress, one of the most influential books in English literature, had little formal education. Born the son of a tinker, John Bunyan was expected to follow in his father’s footsteps. He was allowed to go to school for a few years and purchase a few books, but his apprenticeship in the family business took precedence.  Bunyan experienced his first sorrow in adolescence, when both his mother and sister died. It wasn’t his last.  Revolutions and wars were all around him, and he was jailed twice for preaching the Gospel. Yet amidst repeated imprisonments, civil war, and violent persecution, Bunyan crafted The Pilgrim’s Progress, a testament unlike any other to the triumph of the human spirit.  His simple cadences transformed the language, and his memorable characters became familiar to millions.  Bunyan became a public figure, a captivating speaker, and above all, a man known for his unrelenting trust in God.

 

 

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Kevin Belmonte holds a BA in English Literature and two MA's in Church History and American and New England studies. He is the author of several books including William Wilberforce: A Hero for Humanity and winner of the prestigious John Pollock Award for Christian Biography

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