For August, I am recommending a real treat. When most people hear the name John Bunyan, they immediately think Pilgrim’s Progress. Well I am not recommending that book, I am recommending another book by Bunyan, Grace Abounding to the Chief of All Sinners.
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I feel confident saying this book is going to surprise you. As the title implies, Bunyan in very few pages and words describes his life before, in the beginning of his belief, and afterwords. I was completely taken aback when I read how he describes the deplorable state he was in before belief. Not only that, he says the more he sinned the less he considered the ramifications. I think this is one of the ways the devil keeps people from belief in Jesus. When people can totally and completely wrap their lives in self-indulgence it becomes difficult to see through the emptiness to what is glorious and available.
This book is a quick read. You will consume it quickly, but I urge you to take your time. Bunyan is this pillar of Christianity and when we read about his struggles it can really make a difference in our own lives and in those around us.
Our personal stories have power, this is Bunyan’s. I pray you enjoy every minute of it.