John Bunyan by Kevin Belmonte
This book is a part of the “Christian Encounters” series. It explores the life of John Bunyan, providing a lot of background information on the times and cultural situations he found himself in. It gives as many details about his parents, wives, and children as are known, as well as his life before and after his conversion.
I learned a lot I didn’t know about John Bunyan, but it was a little hard to get through the book, as small as it is. There were a lot of facts, but the story line wasn’t that captivating. I think it would be an excellent resource for someone who enjoys facts and history, but it’s not a book that really holds one’s attention.
The part I enjoyed the most was the part of John’s life when he was writing the Pilgrim’s Progress. Excerpts from his books and the story behind his books was probably the most interesting and relevant part of John Bunyan, in my opinion.
Thomas Nelson Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of John Bunyan as part of their Booksneeze program, in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.