Venture All For God: Piety in the Writings of John Bunyan.


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Many Christians are familiar with The Pilgrim s Progress, John Bunyan s (1628 1688) famous book written from a prison cell, which portrays the Christian life as one traveling from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City. During Bunyan s life, however, he produced nearly sixty books and tracts. Roger Duke and Phil Newton, with Drew Harris, trace the significant events that shaped Bunyan s life and thought in a biographical introduction and, in thirty-one excerpts from a variety of this great man of faith s writings, give us a glimpse of his piety, which flowed from his desire to venture all for God. Editorial Reviews Review These excerpts from Bunyan capture both the heart and the thought of this great seventeenth-century preacher and spiritual guide. This is condensed Bunyan, like lemonade concentrate eaten from the can. Divine sovereignty, divine mercy, effectual grace, human culpability and need all of these move together seamlessly and in the full context of biblical truth with such charm and artlessness that the reader discovers in each reading the true power of Bunyan. Phil Newton and Roger Duke deserve our thanks for their selections and their contextualizing material in this volume. --Tom J. Nettles, professor of historical theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary John Bunyan has left the English-speaking world an almost unparalleled literary legacy of evangelical and Reformed piety. Phil Newton, Roger Duke, and Drew Harris have done us a service by making this collection of Bunyan s writings available. It is a worthy contribution to the outstanding Profiles in Reformed Spirituality series and will be a source of inspiration and comfort for many pastors, seminary students, and Christian scholars. This book deserves a careful and prayerful reading. --Nathan Finn, assistant professor of church history and Baptist studies, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina All those who, like Timothy, are prepared to Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart (2 Tim. 2:22) will find in this wonderful, spiritually nurturing volume great encouragement and inspiration to venture all for God and live a life devoted to the glory of God and to the truth of his gospel. --Andreas Köstenberger, professor of New Testament and biblical theology and director of PhD studies, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary About the Author Roger Duke is an author and professor at several institutions of higher learning, including Union University and Baptist College of Health Sciences. Phil Newton is senior pastor at South Woods Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee.

Title: Venture All For God: Piety in the Writings of John Bunyan.


Categories: Reformation Heritage,

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan:, Reformation Heritage Books,: 2012.

ISBN Number: 1601781539

ISBN Number 13: 9781601781536

Binding: Softbound

Condition: NEW

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