Pilgrim's Progress, the ) (Preface By John Newton (1776)
This title does not contain both parts. Only the Bible has sold more copies than The Pilgrim's Progress. Bunyan's classic, first published in 1678, quickly became a hallmark among English readers and beyond, enduring down to our day as a...
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This title does not contain both parts. Only the Bible has sold more copies than The Pilgrim's Progress. Bunyan's classic, first published in 1678, quickly became a hallmark among English readers and beyond, enduring down to our day as a unique resource for spiritual edification. This new edition from Desiring God contains Bunyan's original version, unabridged and designed for modern readability. Featuring an introduction by John Piper to Bunyan's life and ministry, as well as a foreword by Leland Ryken, this volume also includes a preface by John Newton written in 1776, which was nearly lost in history until recently rediscovered.
John Bunyan (1628-1688) was born in Elstow, England, and his life was spared twice in his early years, something he believed God had done for a special purpose. In November 1660, when Bunyan arrived to preach in the little town of Lower Samsell, he was informed that a warrant had been issued for his arrest. Unwilling to denounce his Christian faith and his calling to the ministry, he was imprisoned for twelve years.
Among the many writings he published during his imprisonment are The Holy City; Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners; and the most famous, The Pilgrims Progress.
After his release, he became the pastor of a church in Bedord, England and continued to write and publish stirring works that have endured through time. Among these classics are The Holy War; Bunyan's Visions of Heaven and Hell and Journey to Hell: The Life and Death of Mr. Badman.