Author: Bunyan, John (1628-1688)
Grace Abounding To the Chief of Sinners is
John Bunyan's spiritual autobiography. In it he tells of
his conversion and struggle with faith. He wrote it while he was
imprisoned for preaching without a license. His main issue was a kind
of "spiritual obsessive compulsive disorder" as one reviewer puts it.
Bunyan was constantly concerned about the state of his salvation and
whether God deemed him worthy enough for eternal life. This story
communicates the author's anguish over his sin, his confession, and the
life-changing impact of God's saving grace. Bunyan's spiritual
struggles will remind readers that even the great minds of faith had
issues with belief, and his personal testimony will encourage anyone who
is doubting the status of their salvation.
CCEL Staff Writer