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Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners (Authentic Original Classic) [Kindle Edition]

John Bunyan
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"My grace is sufficient for thee" (2 Corinthians 12:9).

Before Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan wrote Grace Abounding-from his jail cell. John was not imprisoned for his youthful rebellion, but for preaching the gospel after he heard a word from God.

"For though, as yet, I was nothing but a poor painted hypocrite, yet I loved to be talked of as one that was truly godly."

For many years, John-like all Christians-struggled with his sinful nature. In Grace Abounding, he honestly declares his shortcomings, and knows that he must overcome them to fulfill his destiny.

"But one morning, when I was again at prayer,
and trembling under the fear of this,
that no word of God could help me,
that piece of a sentence darted in upon me,
'My grace is sufficient.'"

Throughout John's life he realized how vulnerable he was, and how great God's grace is.

First, I confessed I was fallen, but not fallen away….
Secondly, I confessed that I had put Jesus Christ to shame by my sin,
but not to open shame….

Discover God's abounding grace for you through this classic work that has guided countless many over the past 300 years.

About the Author

John Bunyan, author of the great Christian allegory Pilgrim's Progress, was born into a tinker family. As a youth, he was tormented by fits of depression, dreams of fiends trying to fly away with him, and voices telling him to sell Christ. He joined and preached to a Baptist society in Bedford, for which he was arrested and jailed for nearly 12 years. While in prison he wrote Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners and began his allegorical masterpiece.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 265 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Destiny Image (28 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0085NUBQ2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #591,016 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Puritan Preacher 24 Dec. 2009
In 1660 John Bunyan was sent to prison where he remained, expect for a short period in 1666, for the next twelve years during which time he penned his classic The Pilgrim's Progress and other books, including the autobiographical Grace Abounding. The restoration of the Monarchy in 1660 made it an offence to preach other than in accordance with the rituals of the Anglican Church or by anyone not in episcopal orders. Although initially confined for three months Bunyan steadfastly refused to stop preaching if he were freed so remained in prison preaching to a captive audience.

Grace Abounding is a description of Bunyan's early life and pathway to his Christian vocation. Even after more than three centuries it reflects the inner conflicts he felt before finding that vocation starting with his poor upbring and his first marriage to someone "as poor as poor might be - not having so much household stuff as a dish or a spoon between us." Although he started going to church regularly his lifestyle was one of pleasure characterised by impiety, swearing and sports. Grace Abounding is a record of his struggle with the guilt that his lifestyle was inappropriate and periods of spiritual self-doubt that echo through to today.

Attributing his doubts to the devil he set out many questions which are not unfamiliar to ourselves. He asked, "How can you tell but that the Turks had Scriptures equally as good to prove their Muhammad the Saviour as we have to prove our Jesus?" He wondered about those who did not have the advantage of Bible knowledge stating, "Everyone does think his own religion is the most right. Jews and Moors and pagans. What if all our faith and Christ and Scriptures would be a "think so" too?
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5.0 out of 5 stars The value of true grace 25 Jun. 2013
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Many of us are familiar with john bunyans pilrims progress,it seems to have been with us forever,my youngest daughter was taken with it and read it constantly,its now been handed over to my eight year grandson who is starting to read it.
This autobiography of John Bunyans was written by him in prison after he been imprisoned for preaching the gospel of grace in around 1650,for undermining the church of england prayer book.
He goes on to tallk about his struggles in coming to faith and how before he became truely saved and born again,that the words of Jesus convicted him rather than edifying him and building him up through grace and by the power of the holy spirit.
Not an easy read but well worth it to anyone wishing to see how a man all those years went through similar things we as christians can go through today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 17th Century Testimony. 9 Aug. 2011
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Found the book difficult, had to double read, found someone trying hard to get to the heart of God, but like us all can only get there through belief in the Son of Man first. When burdens are laid at the Cross.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing grace! 1 Mar. 2013
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Still so relevant, well worth a read. I hadn't picked this up since childhood, but very glad I did. Ironic really, was a recommendation in another old book by C.H Spurgeon, the Prince of Preachers who also loved Bunyan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So insightful, honest and encouraging 27 Nov. 2012
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One of the heros being honest about his fears and doubts and his journey. I found this incredibly moving and encouraging.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute must for all John Bunyan readers 14 April 2013
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Very interesting read of a remarkable mans life especially if you have or want to read Pilgrims Progress as you can then relate Johns life to Pilgrims Progress.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice book 18 Nov. 2013
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Thank you for the nice book as you describing it and good condition.
Thank you for recommending this nice book for me.
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