Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"Fearless Pilgrim: The Life and Times of John Bunyan"

Page Count: 528
Publisher: Evangelical Press
ISBN#: 9780852346808

Monergism Books has just added a recent biography by Faith Cook—Fearless Pilgrim: The Life and Times of John Bunyan. From the publisher's description:
Faith Cook avoids the temptation of merely regarding Bunyan as one of the great figures of English literature. That he certainly is, but he is so much more – a physician of souls, much-loved pastor and powerful preacher of the gospel of grace. The authoress skilfully relates her subject to the political history of his times, in which nonconformists won a greater measure of freedom to worship according to their understanding of the Bible during the Cromwellian period, only to be restricted again after the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660.

Bunyan emerges from this book as a writer of plain yet remarkably imaginative prose, steeped in an amazing knowledge of the English Bible. That knowledge is not just textual: it is deeply experimental, the fruit of much meditation, as The Pilgrim’s Progress particularly shows.
I've enjoyed reading several biographies by Faith Cook and am looking forward to this one. Her writing style is warm, informative, and very encouraging.

Monergism Books | $22.79