Faith Cook has been a lover of John Bunyan s work
for many years, first encountering him through The Pilgrim s Progress in
preschool years. Later she discovered through his Complete Works his many other
books and ten years ago she wrote Fearless Pilgrim, a detailed biography of
Bunyan. Now she has taken up her pen again to write this well-paced and
accessible biography that will appeal to every reader. Inevitably it is more
than just a biography: this is a story told so that the Lord Jesus Christ is
glorified and the reader can find encouragement for their own pilgrim path.
Bunyan suffered in
many ways and his own words express best the message this book brings:
(God) can make those things that in themselves are
most fearful and terrible to behold, the most pleasant, delightful and desirable
things. He can make a gaol more beautiful than a palace... He can
so sweeten our sufferings with the honey of his word... and make them so easy by the spreading of his feathers over us that we shall not be able to say that in all the world a more comfortable position can be found.