Author: Cooper, Lina
Genre: Biography
Tags: Baptist / Baptists
Series: Splendid Lives Series

Rick Shrader‘s Review:

I found this 1900s biography of the English Baptist in a used bookstore in Scotland.  This is one of “The Splendid Lives Series” that the London Sunday School Union published at the turn of the last century.  Bunyan was born in Elstow, England in 1629 to a poor “tinker’s” (metal worker’s) family.  He was converted and baptized by Baptists who also allowed him to begin preaching publicly.  He was first jailed for 12 years in the Bedford jail, six more years in the same, and finally six months in “the prison of the bridge” where he wrote Pilgrim’s Progress.”  He pastored in Bedford the rest of his life but died in 1688 of fever while preaching in London.  He is buried there in Bunhill Fields, the “dissenter’s graveyard.”  Bunyan wrote a total of 66 books.


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