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

3.99 avg rating — 85,349 ratings — published 1678 — 1076 editions
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Grace Abounding to the Chie...

4.12 avg rating — 1,782 ratings — published 1666 — 18 editions
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The Holy War

4.08 avg rating — 762 ratings — published 1682 — 126 editions
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Pilgrim's Progress, Part 2:...

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Prayer

4.16 avg rating — 228 ratings — published 1663 — 19 editions
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Pilgrim's Progress in Today...

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The Acceptable Sacrifice

4.25 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 1978 — 20 editions
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Works of John Bunyan

4.19 avg rating — 181 ratings — published 1832 — 23 editions
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All Loves Excelling

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The New Pilgrim's Progress

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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

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