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The Heavenly Footman or a Description of the Man That Gets to Heaven. Together with the Way He Runs In, the Marks He Goes by

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John Bunyon was an English 17th Christian writer and preacher. He is best known for his allegory The Pilgrims Progress. In his autobiographical book, Grace Abounding, Bunyan describes himself as having led an abandoned life in his youth, and as having been morally reprehensible as a result. After contemplating his acts as a youth he became a Baptist.In 1655 he became a chu

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Matt Pitts
It was likely while writing this work that the idea for Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress was born. That's the conclusion that biographer Faith Cook came to based on Bunyan's own testimony. Somewhere between a book and a sermon, this work of Bunyan's is an exposition of Paul's words in 1 Corinthians 9:24 which read in part "so run that you may obtain [the prize]" (ESV). It is not hard to see the connection. If Pilgrim's Progress were a sermon, this is probably what it would sound like.

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Michelle
Feb 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a wonderful little book on how to run the Christian race in such a way as "to obtain." I think this would be good to read every New Year! And where else would you find such a sentence: "Cry hard to God for an enlightened heart, and a willing mind, and God give thee a prosperous journey. Yet before I do quite take leave of thee, let me give thee a few motives along with thee. It may be they will be as as good as a pair of spurs to prick on thy lumpish heart in this rich voyage." Lumpish ...more
Lincoln Forlong
Jan 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderfully refreshing read. Although the old english takes a little working through at times, the author has numerous stirring biblical truths to refine our soul's passions.
This is a Christ exalting and herat challenging book which is soul food for God's children.
For those wishing to devour a mature spiritual meal, this is a worthy read.
Trisha
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent exhortation to run the Christian race. To say that Bunyan offers anything other than the gospel, because he reminds us to work out our salvation with fear and trembling, is ridiculous.
Marty Clevenger II
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spiritual
John Bunyan provides a challenging and fearful motivation for pursuing Godly things. I thought it was very inspiring, although he is repetitive. I appreciate the challenge and perspective, and I recommend it to all readers; consider the contents, for he's dealing with the most important of all issues.
Joy
Sep 19, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Bunyan's analogy here (similar to the one in Pilgrim's Progress) is overdrawn and repetitive. He writes from a perspective outside of the "salvation by grace" framework, which I found to be depressing and fear-provoking rather than inspiring.
Lynda Newman
Aug 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good reminder to keep running the race, not to slow down or look back.
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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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