1628 - 1688
Bunyan's Computer by Pastor Buddy Smith.
This is a short article about Bible study, study
helps and John Bunyan. Puts things nicely in
perspective. It's located at The South Pacific
Anchor's site - a Baptist publication. There are
other articles there, too. This is the article that
prompted us to choose Bunyan as one of our featured
Get an idea of what Pastor Smith is taking about -
Bunyan's knowledge and understanding of Scripture and
how he studied the Bible - by reading some of John
Bunyan's work yourself. Of course, the best known of
all Bunyan's works is The Pilgrim's
Progress. I hadn't read this book since I was
a child until recently...and since I'd read it as a
child, I suppose I thought it was "for children". Boy
was I wrong. I got so much more out of it as an
adult. I could really relate to many of the
characters and the situations they found themselves
in on the road to their desired country. This book is
a classic that still has much wisdom to offer
pilgrims in this world today.
If you have a hard time reading books written in the
seventeenth century, try The Pilgrim's Progress
In Today's English instead. (James H. Thomas
is the contributor/updater).
Read a public domain version
Get your own copy by clicking
If you've read and enjoyed The Pilgrim's
Progress you would probably also like The
Holy War. This is another of Bunyan's works
in the allegorical genre, in which the City of
Mansoul (symbolizing the human soul) is besieged by
Diabolus (guess who?) and delivered by Emmanuel (God
Or try this one:
Grace Abounding To The Chief Of
Here's another pretty well-known book by John
Bunyan. Actually it's like his autobiography although
it doesn't go into detail on all of his life. I guess
it would make sense to call it an autobiography of
his spiritual life. A wonderful picture of how Christ
can take a miserable sinner and give him new life
abundantly. You can either
If you'd like to read a short online biography of
Bunyan, try this
page at Britain Express UK - yes, it's a travel site, but they have a very nice piece on Bunyan's life.
Pilgrim's Page (A John Bunyan
Archive) is a great resource. They are
attempting to put all of Bunyan's works online in
various formats. There's a lot of good stuff
there already. Check it out!
You can read Bunyan's own account of his imprisonment
online by clicking right here.
Last, but not least, you can read Bunyan's last
sermon online. Click here and enjoy!