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John Bunyan (1628-1688)
It has been said that his famous allegory about Pilgrim on his journey to the Celestial City is second only to the Bible itself in number of copies sold through the ages and through out the world. It is sad, however, to note that much of what Bunyan wrote is forgotten. It is our hope to bring to you here a complete set of Bunyan's works for your library. The listing that you see below is complete. We will be adding the files as we complete them.
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ARRANGEMENT AND LIST OF TREATISES
GRACE ABOUNDING TO THE CHIEF OF SINNERS; in a faithful
account of the Life of John Bunyan, or a brief relation of the exceeding mercy
of God in Christ to him; namely, in taking him out of the dunghill, and
converting him to the faith of his blessed Son, Jesus Christ. Here is also
particularly showed, what sight of, and what trouble he had for sin; and also
what various temptations he met with; and how God hath carried him through them.
Corrected and much enlarged by the author, for the benefit of the tempted and
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RELATION OF HIS IMPRISONMENT, AND EFFORTS OF HIS WIFE TO OBTAIN
HIS RELEASE--Offered liberty if he would leave off preaching; dialgoue
with Dr. Lindale and the Justices; examination by the Justices, and by Mr. Cobb,
the clerk of the peace; interview with his wife and Judge Hale; mercifully dealt
with by the jailer.
Some carriages of the adversaries of God's truth with me at the next assizes, which was on the nineteenth of the first month, 1662.
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CONTINUATION OF BUNYAN'S LIFE, beginning where he left
off, and concluding with the time and manner of his death and burial; with his
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BUNYAN'S DYING SAYINGS--Of sin; of affliction;
repentance and coming to Christ; of prayer; Lord's day and daily duties; love of
the world; of suffering; death and judgment; the joys of heaven and torments of
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BUNYAN'S PRISON MEDITATIONS: Directed to the heart of
suffering saints and reigning sinners.
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THE JERUSALEM SINNER SAVED: or, Good News for the Vilest
of Men, being a Help for Despairing Souls: showing that Jesus Christ would have
mercy in the first place offered to the biggest sinners. To which is added, an
answer to those grand objections that lie in the way of them that would believe.
For the comfort of those that fear they have sinned against the Holy
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THE GREATNESS OF THE SOUL, and unspeakableness of the
loss thereof, with the causes of losing it. ' What shall a man give in exchange
for his soul ?' Mark 8:37.
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THE WORK OF JESUS CHRIST AS AN ADVOCATE, clearly
explained and largely improved, for the benefit of all believers. The Advocate
and Priest distinct offices.. always ready.. cannot be bribed.. Infinite in
wisdom.. no salvation without the Advocate.
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CHRIST A COMPLETE SAVIOUR; or, the Intercession of
Christ, and who are privileged in it. The meaning of the word 'Intercession.'
The benefits of this intercession of Christ. Its perpetuity.. He ever liveth
to make intercession. The persons who are interested in it.
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COME AND WELCOME, TO JESUS CHRIST; or, a Plain and
Profitable Discourse on John 6:37, showing, The cause, truth, and manner of the
coming of a sinner to Jesus Christ; with his happy reception, and blessed
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OF JUSTIFICATION BY AN IMPUTED RIGHTEOUSNESS; or, No Way
to Heaven but by JESUS CHRIST. I. By justification with God, we stand clear,
quit, free, or in a saved condition, in the approbation of his holy law.II. By
justification with men, we stand clear and quit from just ground of reprehension
with them.All by the imputation of the righteousness of Jesus Christ, in which
we have faith working by love.
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SAVED BY GRACE: or, A Discourse of the Grace of God
I. What it is to be saved.
II. What it is to be saved by grace.
III. Who they are that are saved by grace.
IV. How it appears that they are saved by grace.
V. What should be the reason that God should choose to save sinners by grace rather than by any other means.
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THE STRAIT GATE; or, GREAT DIFFICULTY OF GOING TO
HEAVEN. Plainly proving by the Scriptures, That not only the Rude and
Profane, but many great Professors, will come short of that kingdom: with
directions how and why every one should STRIVE to enter in.
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LIGHT FOR THEM THAT SIT IN DARKNESS; or, a Discourse of
Jesus Christ; and that he undertook to accomplish, by himself, the eternal
redemption of sinners. Also, how the Lord Jesus addressed himself to this work;
with undeniable demonstrations that he performed the same. Objections to the
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A TREATISE ON THE FEAR OF GOD: Showing what it is, and
how distinguished from that which is not so. Also, whence it comes; who has it;
what are the effects; and what the privileges of those that have it in their
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THE DOCTRINE OF THE LAW AND GRACE UNFOLDED; or a
discourse touching the Law and Grace. The nature of the one and the nature of
the other; showing what they are, as they are the TWO COVENANTS: and likewise,
who they be, and what their conditions are, that be under either of these two
covenants: Wherein, for the better understanding of the reader, there are
several questions answered, touching the Law and Grace, very easy to be read,
and as easy to be understood, by those that are the sons of wisdom, the children
of the second covenant.
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ISRAEL'S HOPE ENCOURAGED: or, What Hope is, and how
distinguished from Faith; with encouragements for a hoping people. Faith always
before hope.. love brings up the rear.. hope looks to heavenly, eternal things..
too vast to be fully comprehended or attained.. it overcomes all terrors and
difficulties. Hope in the Lord, for there is mercy, tender, great, rich,
manifold, abounding, compassing mercy, from everlasting to everlasting.
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A DISCOURSE TOUCHING PRAYER, wherein is briefly
I. What prayer is. Sincere, sensible, and earnest, a pouring out of the heart to God, by which the heart and soul are lifted up to God.
II. What it is to pray with the Spirit.
III. What it is to pray with the Spirit, and with the understanding also..spiritually enlightened to see the promises and to be encouraged.
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THE SAINTS' PRIVILEGE AND PROFIT. In Coming boldly to
the Throne of Grace. Christ the priest, the sacrifice, the altar, the holy
place, the throne of grace, and ALL; obtaining mercy, finding grace to help in
time of need. Mercy and grace distinct, both essential; our happiness centered
in these important things. Who will come to this throne, and partake of the
water of life that proceeds from it as a river.
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THE ACCEPTABLE SACRIFICE; or, The Excellency of a Broken
Heart; showing the nature, signs, and proper effects of a contrite spirit.
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PAUL'S DEPARTURE AND CROWN; or, an Exposition upon 2 Tim
4:6-8. Persecutors called in the Word, dragons, lions, bears, wolves, and
leopards; Paul ready to be offered up; bonds and afflictions abide him; they are
tokens of the love of God. A dying bed made easy by good works done for the name
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THE DESIRE OF THE RIGHTEOUS GRANTED; or, a Discourse of
the Righteous Man's Desires. The quality of the wicked and his fears which shall
come upon him. Who is the righteous in principle and in practice.. what are his
desires arising from the fear and love of God.. such as longings, pantings,
thirstings after God, and all fruits of a desiring soul. The strength and
objects of the desires, and their certain accomplishment, 'He will fulfill the
desires of them that fear him.'
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THE SAINTS' KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST'S LOVE: or, the
Unsearchable Riches of Christ, Eph 3:18, 19. The extent implied in the words
breadth, length, depth, and height; as far beyond all other breadths, lengths,
depths, and heights, as God is infinitely beyond all creatures. Some degrees of
this love may be known; he the happier who ascends the highest on Jacob's
ladder; but the full extent can only be known in heaven.
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OF ANTICHRIST AND HIS RUIN; and of the Slaying the
I. Of Antichrist.
II. Of the ruin of Antichrist.
III. Of the manner of the ruin of Antichrist.
IV. Of the signs of the approach of the downfall of Antichrist.
V. Of the instruments that God will use to bring Antichrist to his ruin.
VI. Of the causes of the ruin of Antichrist.
Antichrist is a real enemy but a pretended friend of Christ. Antichrist has a head.. the devil; a body.. the synagogue of Satan; a soul.. the spirit of iniquity. Its downfall and final ruin certain, although gradual. The Lady of Kingdoms has many daughters, all will be executed; by the breath of the Lord, her spirit will be destroyed. Come out from her, and escape her desolations.
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THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD, AND ETERNAL JUDGMENT; or,
The truth of the Resurrection of the bodies, both of good and bad, at the last
day; asserted and proved by God's word. Also, the manner and order of their
coming forth of their graves; as also, with what bodies they do arise. Together
with a discourse of the last Judgment, and the final conclusion of the whole
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SOME GOSPEL TRUTHS OPENED, according to the scriptures;
or, the Divine and Human Nature of Christ Jesus. His coming into the world; his
righteousness, death, resurrection, ascension, intercession, and second coming
to judgment, plainly demonstrated and proved; and also, answers to several
questions, with profitable directions to stand fast in the doctrine of Jesus the
Son of Mary, against those blustering storms of the devil's temptations, which
do at this day, like so many scorpions, break loose from the bottomless pit, to
bite and torment those that have not tasted the VIRTUE of Jesus, by the
revelation of the Spirit of God.
A VINDICATION OF GOSPEL TRUTHS OPENED, according to the
Scriptures; and the opposition made against it by Edward Borough, a professed
Quaker, (but proved an enemy to the Truth,) examined and confuted by the Word of
God. And also, the things that were then laid down, and declared to the world by
me, are a second time borne witness to, according to Truth: with the Answer of
Edward Borrough to the queries then laid down in my book reproved. And also, a
plain answer to his queries, given in simplicity of soul; and is now also
presented to the world, or who else may read, or hear them; to the end (if God
will) that Truth may be discovered thereby.
A DISCOURSE UPON THE PHARISEE AND PUBLICAN. Wherein
several weighty things are handled; as the nature of Prayer, and of obedience to
the Law: together with the way and method of God's free grace in pardoning
penitent sinners, by imputing Christ's righteousness to them.
A DEFENCE OF THE DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH IN JESUS
CHRIST; showing true Gospel holiness flows from thence; or Mr. Fowler's
pretended design of Christianity proved to be nothing more than to trample under
foot the blood of the Son of God; and the idolizing of man's own
REPROBATION ASSERTED; or, The Doctrine of Eternal
Election and Reprobation; wherein the most material objections made by the
opposers of this doctrine are fully answered; several doubts removed, and sundry
cases of conscience resolved. The difference between being reprobated and being
appointed to condemnation; reprobation not the cause of sin or of
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FIVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NATURE AND PERPETUITY OF THE
SEVENTH-DAY SABBATH; and proof, that the first day of the Week is the
TRUE CHRISTIAN SABBATH.
OF THE TRINITY AND A CHRISTIAN. How a young or shaken
Christian should demean himself under the weighty thoughts of the Doctrine of
the Trinity, or plurality of persons in the Eternal Godhead.
OF THE LAW AND A CHRISTIAN. Law given twice.. to the
sinner on Sion, in thunderings and Iightnings, blackness and darkness; to the
believer from Zion, in grace and forgiveness of sins.
SCRIPTURAL POEMS, and Paraphrases on Ruth, &c
AN EXPOSITION ON THE TEN FIRST CHAPTERS OF GENESIS, AND
PART OF THE ELEVENTH. A very interesting commentary, upon a different plan to
any that had preceded or has followed it. Scripture its own expositor. It is the
creation of the world spiritualized: published from an unfinished manuscript in
the autograph of John Bunyan.
Guides for personal walk and Church fellowship, viz.,
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A HOLY LIFE, THE BEAUTY OF CHRISTIANITY; or, an
Exhortation to Christians to be Holy. 'Holiness becomes thy house, O Lord, for
CHRISTIAN BEHAVIOUR; being the fruits of true
Christianity: teaching husbands, wives, parents, children, masters, servants,
&c., how to walk so as to please God. With a word of direction to all
backsliders.Having shown the good and glory of faith in Christ's blood, this
treatise is to present the beauty and excellency of good works.
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A CAUTION TO STIR UP TO WATCH AGAINST SIN; a short Poem of sixteen stanzas. The first eight lines one did commend to me, The rest, I thought good, to commend to thee; Reader, in reading be thou ruled by me, With rhymes nor lines, but truths, affected be.
A DISCOURSE OF THE BUILDING, NATURE, EXCELLENCY, AND GOVERNMENT
OF THE HOUSE OF GOD; with counsels and directions to the inhabitants
A CONFESSION OF MY FAITH, and a Reason of my Practice;
or, With who, and who not, I can hold Church fellowship, or the communion of
saints. Showing, by divers arguments, that though I dare not communicate with
the open profane, yet I can with those visible saints that differ about Water
Baptism. Wherein is also discoursed, whether that be the entering ordinance into
fellowship, or no.
DIFFERENCES IN JUDGMENT ABOUT WATER BAPTISM, NO BAR TO
COMMUNION; or, to communicate with saints, as saints, proved lawful. In
answer to a book written by the Baptists, and published by Mr,. T. P [patient],
and Mr. W. K [tiffin], entitled, Some Serious Reflections on that part of Mr.
Bunyan's Confession of Faith, touching Church Communion with unbaptized
Believers. Wherein their objections and arguments are answered, and the doctrine
of communion still asserted and vindicated. Here is also Mr, Henry Jesse's
judgment in the case, fully declaring the doctrine I have asserted.
PEACEABLE PRINCIPLES AND TRUE; or, A Brief Answer to Mr.
Danver's and Mr. Paul's books against my Confession of Faith, and differences in
judgment about Baptism no bar to Communion. Wherein their scriptureless notions
are overthrown, and my peaceable principles still maintained.
A CASE OF CONSCIENCE RESOLVED: viz., Whether, where a
Church of Christ is situate, it is the duty of the women of that congregation,
ordinarily, and by appointment, to separate themselves from their brethren, and
so to assemble together, to perform some parts of Divine worship, as prayer,
&c., without their men.
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE IGNORANT; being a salve to cure
that great want of knowledge, which so much reigns both in young and old,
Prepared and presented to them in a plain end easy Dialogue. fitted to the
capacity of the weakest. Of God, Confession of sin, Faith, Prayer, and
SEASONABLE COUNSEL; or, Advice to Sufferers. 'Correction
to the soul as valuable as medicine to the body; better to take the potion
patiently, than to have the affliction doubled by forcing the bitter pills upon
us. - ' Preface.'
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AN EXHORTATION TO PEACE AND UNITY.
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BUNYAN'S LAST SERMON-Preached, July, 1688, from John
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THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS: from this World, to that which
is to come; delivered under the similitude of a dream, in two Parts:Part 1.-The
manner of his setting out. His dangerous journey; and safe arrival at the
desired country.Part II.-The manner of the setting out of Christian's Wife and
Children. Their dangerous journey; and safe arrival at the desired
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THE HOLY WAR; made by Shaddai upon Diabolus, for the Regaining the Metropolis of the World; or, the losing and taking again of the Town of Man-soul.
A MAP, SHOWING THE ORDER AND CAUSES OF SALVATION AND DAMNATION; with Poetical Inscriptions.GIF (1mb)
THE HEAVENLY FOOTMAN; or, a description of the man that
gets to Heaven; together with the way he runs in, the marks he goes by; also,
some directions how to run so as to obtain. With an epistle to all the slothful
and careless people.
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THE HOLY CITY; OR, THE NEW JERUSALEM; wherein, Its
goodly light, walls, gates, angels, and the manner of their standing are
expounded; also, her length and breadth; together with the Golden Measuring Reed
explained; and the glory of all unfolded: as also, the numerousness of its
inhabitants, and what the Tree and Water of Life are, by which they are
sustained. Dedicated, 1. to the godly reader; 2. to the learned reader; 3. to
the captious reader; and, 4. to the mother of harlots.
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SOLOMON'S TEMPLE SPIRITUALIZED; or, Gospel Light fetcht
out of the Temple at Jerusalem, to let us more easily into the Glory of New
Testament truths. Solomon's temple and the materials thereof
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A DISCOURSE OF THE HOUSE OF THE FOREST OF LEBANON. This
House distinct from the Temple at Jerusalem, which was a type of the Church in
her worshipping state, as the House at Lebanon is a type of the Church in the
wilderness, or in sackcloth; larger than the Temple; all its parts
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THE WATER OF LIFE; or, a Discourse showing the richness
and glory of the Grace and spirit of the Gospel, as set forth in Scripture by
this term, 'the water of life.' The quality; quantity; head spring the throne of
God and of the Lamb.
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THE BARREN FIG-TREE; or, the doom and downfall of the
fruitless Professor; showing that the day of Grace may be past with him long
before his Life is ended; the signs also by which such miserable mortals may be
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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF MR. BADMAN. Presented to the world
in a familiar dialogue between Mr. Wise-man and Mr. Attentive.Published soon
after the second part of the Pilgrim's Progress, and supposed by some to have
been intended as a third part of that allegory.
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SOME SIGHS FROM HELL; or, the groans of a damned soul;
discovering from Luke 6:19-31, the lamentable estate of the damned, and may
fitly serve as a warning word to sinners, both old and young, by faith in Jesus
Christ, to avoid the same place of torment: with a discovery of the usefulness
of the Scriptures, as our safe conduct for avoiding the Torments of Hell.
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ONE THING IS NEEDFUL; or, Serious Meditations upon the
Four last Things, Death, Judgment, Heaven and, Hell: a Poem. (Same File as EBAL
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EBAL AND GERIZZIM; or, The Blessing and the Curse, being
a short exhortation to sinners, by the mercy and severity of God: a Poem. (Same
File as ONE THING IS NEEDFUL.)
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A BOOK FOR BOYS AND GIRLS; or, Country Rhymes for
Children, in verse, on seventy-four things. This very interesting little volume,
about thirty years after Bunyan's decease, became exceedingly popular, being
published under the title of DIVINE EMBLEMS; or, Temporal Things spiritualized,
fitted for.. boys and girls, of all sorts and degrees, From those of age, to
children on the knees. We now have boys with beards, and girls that be Huge as
old women, wanting gravity. These Emblems are forty-nine in number, besides the
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THE STRUGGLER;Containing the chronological order in
which Mr. Bunyan's books were published, and the number of editions they passed
through during his life. Thirty reasons why Christian people should promote
their circulation, and the struggler for the preservation of these labours.
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