Who is John Bunyan

John Bunyan (/ˈbʌnjən/; baptised November 30, 1628 – August 31, 1688) was an English writer and Puritan preacher best remembered as the author of the Christian allegory The Pilgrim's Progress. In addition to The Pilgrim's Progress, Bunyan wrote nearly sixty titles, many of them expanded sermons.

Bunyan came from the village of Elstow, near Bedford. He had some schooling and at the age of sixteen joined the Parliamentary Army during the first stage of the English Civil War. After three years in the army he returned to Elstow and took up the trade of tinker, which he had learned from his father. He became interested in religion after his marriage, attending first the parish church and then joining the Bedford Meeting, a nonconformist group in Bedford, an...
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John Bunyan Poems

  • Upon A Looking Glass
    In this see thou thy beauty, hast thou any,
    Or thy defects, should they be few or many.
    Thou may'st, too, here thy spots and freckles see,
    Hast thou but eyes, and what their numbers be. ...
  • The Sinner And The Spider
    Sinner.

    What black, what ugly crawling thing art thou?
    ...
  • The Spirit Of Prayer
    Wouldst thou have that good, that blessed mind,
    That is so much to heavenly things inclin'd

    That it aloft will soar, and always be ...
  • Of Moses And His Wife
    This Moses was a fair and comely man,
    His wife a swarthy Ethiopian;
    Nor did his milk-white bosom change her sin.
    She came out thence as black as she went in. ...
  • Upon The Horse And His Rider
    There's one rides very sagely on the road,
    Showing that he affects the gravest mode.
    Another rides tantivy, or full trot,
    To show much gravity he matters not. ...
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Top 10 most used topics by John Bunyan

God 36 Life 26 Good 23 Time 20 Heart 20 Mind 19 Away 18 I Love You 18 Love 18 Face 17


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  • Marsellaega_: [bot] “prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer.” ― john bunyan
  • Jon_excog: this is from john bunyan’s “the greatness of the soul and the unspeakableness of the loss thereof” which is a sermon on mark 8:37.
  • Redeemerhoboken: you have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. — john bunyan
  • Colinsmo: charles spurgeon said that he read john bunyan's pilgrim's progress through "at least a hundred times."
  • Thesurgecc: “in prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” – john bunyan
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O God, where does this tend-these struggling aims?
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Of crowning life? The soul would never rule-
It would be first in all things-it would have
Its utmost pleasure filled,-but that complete
Commanding for commanding sickens it.
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