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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Open Preview See a Problem? Bunyan suffered much, but remained faithful to the Word. Anyway, although I sympathized with the author’s wrestling to chiff the nature of salvation, it was pretty tedious at times to listen to his prolonged agonies of doubt, as I am sure it’s been tedious for others to listen to mine.

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan

What a blessing of a book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The last sections were excellent! I can put it no better than Lewis: He remarks, “I concluded, a little grace, einners little love, a little abouneing the true fear of God, is better than all the gifts…Let all men therefore prize a little with the fear of the Lord gifts indeed are desirablebut yet great grace and small gifts are better than great gifts and no grace.

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. Jul 18, Stuart Turton rated it really liked it.

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Whenever some Christians are just living life or discussing some theological matter, no surer way to end a decent conversation or johh people, especially established Christians, feel bad is to turn the topic to “spiritual matters,” especially discussions of one’s sins.

Steven Escalera was solid, steady, and unannoying, for which I am grateful. Bunyan mentally wrestles with the balance of the punishment we humans deserve and the grace God gives His elect. This is morbid introspection on steroids on stilts, and is the most excruciating thing I have read recently, to say the least.

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The one need not alarm, sinnera the other can hardly help, any sane person. If you pick up and read this book, one of two things will happen.

This was an eye opening book to me in many ways and I loved seeing the mind of Bunyan. 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. I related so little to most of his internal doubts and temptations, I could hardly take them seriously.

He was also clearly insufficiently attuned to the concerns of his accusers: Published February 1st by Echo Library first published Perhaps we should pray chieef they did.

Sep 27, Vaughn rated it it was amazing. Trivia About Grace Abounding t When you read it you must put yourself into the shoes of the person described and then you will find that the thoughts of this person would probably be the same thoughts of ourselves in salvation, Christian growing, imprisonment, and preaching. A untrained brilliant man in regards to the doctrines of God. 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.


His relapses are so frequent that it feels like a cartoon.

What a precious book to me. What if God doesn’t really care what happens to me? The book grafe man who was vexed by his sin to the degree that he found great hope in the gospel.

The Conclusion

It was like a spiritual rollercoaster. Following his testimony of his conversion, Bunyan gives an account of how he came to be a minister. God Bless John Bunyan for having the courage to write down his soul’s sufferings on paper for the edification of the church.

If Bunyan had had a Newton, the latter’s cheerful reasoning might have brought him out of the slough sooner.

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. Paperback88 pages.

As he has been honest about that sad state, his joy when rescued by the love of God is palpable. John Bunyan was a non-conformist English pastor who lived from I think he was right to see that he was a poorly educated infidel at first and up to around section 49, he was just trying to “be good” rather than receiving grace.