John Bunyan





John Bunyan


Born
in Bedford, Elstow, England, The United Kingdom
November 28, 1628

Died
August 31, 1688

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Influences
Arthur Dent, Lewis Bayly, Martin Luther


John Bunyan, a Christian writer and preacher, was born at Harrowden (one mile south-east of Bedford), in the Parish of Elstow, England. He wrote The Pilgrim's Progress, arguably the most famous published Christian allegory. In the Church of England he is remembered with a Lesser Festival on 30 August.

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The Pilgrim's Progress

3.96 avg rating — 64,292 ratings — published 1678 — 698 editions
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Grace Abounding to the Chie...

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The Holy War

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Prayer

4.13 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 1663 — 18 editions
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The Acceptable Sacrifice

4.27 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 1978 — 15 editions
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All Loves Excelling

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Works of John Bunyan

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The Life And Death Of Mr Ba...

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More books by John Bunyan…
“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
John Bunyan

“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. ”
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“What God says is best, is best, though all the men in the world are against it.”
John Bunyan, The Pilgrims Progress; From This World to That Which Is to Come by a New Edition

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February 2016 Old School Classic Poll

1896, The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells, 160 pages
 
  27 votes, 16.7%

1853, Villette by Charlotte Brontë, 573 pages
 
  27 votes, 16.7%

1516, Utopia by Thomas More, 135 pages
 
  19 votes, 11.7%

 
  17 votes, 10.5%

1869, The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 667 pages
 
  15 votes, 9.3%

1603, Othello by William Shakespeare, 314 pages
 
  15 votes, 9.3%

 
  11 votes, 6.8%

1796, The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis, 386 pages
 
  10 votes, 6.2%

1678, The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, 324 pages
 
  7 votes, 4.3%

 
  4 votes, 2.5%

1853, Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell, 432 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.5%

1788, Emmeline by Charlotte Turner Smith, 520 pages
 
  3 votes, 1.9%

 
  2 votes, 1.2%

1832, Indiana by George Sand, 278 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.6%

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