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Advice to Sufferers

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According to Wikipedia: "John Bunyan (28 November 1628 - 31 August 1688) was an English Christian writer and preacher, famous for writing The Pilgrim's Progress. Though he was a Reformed Baptist, in the Church of England, he is remembered with a Lesser Festival on 30 August."
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Published June 1st 1976 by Reiner Pubns (first published July 7th 1801)
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Rick Shrader
Aug 19, 2014 Rick Shrader rated it it was amazing
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Having read as much of Bunyan that I could, including The Pilgrim’s Progress several times, I have to rate this lesser known treatise at least second to the great classic. The editor of the reprinted edition writes, “This valuable treatise was first published in a pocket volume in 1684, and has only been reprinted in Whitfield’s edition of Bunyan’s works, 2 vols. Folio, 1767.” Bunyan was especially qualified to write on suffering, spending almos
Feb 04, 2015 Glen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an in-depth study on the 17th century view of persecution. It gives you a sense of the spirituality that brought oppressed believers through the fire. There is no elongated wrangling over the causes of pain and suffering. Rather, it is embraced as normative for the journey.

The wording is challenging for the modern reader and the arguments are structured according to the lines of reasoning prevalent to that era. It requires some work but is worth the effort. In our modern era of personal
Heather Cromer
May 04, 2015 Heather Cromer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spice of grace

Gives the answer to so many types of suffering. I love the discourse of God not just as King and Father but as Creator. The language is a little difficult, but worth the effort.
Jan 01, 2016 Ryan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: theology, suffering
This was absolutely excellent. It is taken from his larger works, but it is Bunyan's exposition of 1 Peter 4:19: "Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator." Bunyan was a man who knew suffering well, being imprisoned for twelve years, and he gives really helpful advice to any Christian, wether you have already suffered for his name's sake, or for those of us who will go through suffering for the ...more
Nicholas Maulucci
Aug 29, 2014 Nicholas Maulucci rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book was probably closer to a three and a half because of the writing style but I had never heard of Bunyan's "other" books. well-written. well-thought out. good, if not great, information. besides the old writing style, it was a winner all around. glad I read it and I bought his book on prayer for 99 cents. looking forward to reading that.
Grace Kelly
Read half way through then it became very repetitive and not understandable
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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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