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How to Pray in the Spirit: Thirty-One Devotional Readings on Personal Prayer [Paperback]

By John Bunyan (Author) & L. G. Parkhurst Jr (Editor)
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John Bunyan was imprisoned in 1660 for "unlicensed" preaching in Bedford, England. Besides composing his classic work, Pilgrim's Progress, during twelve years of intermittent confinement, Bunyan also learned that the only way to glorify God in his sufferings was to pray often and pray devoutly. His thoughts and meditations on prayer were forged on the anvil of religious persecution, and it was from prison that he wrote "true prayer is a sincere, sensible, affectionate pouring out of your heart and soul to God."

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From the author of the classic Pilgrim's Progress, this devotional book will give you deeper understanding and greater freedom of expression in your personal relationship with God. Bunyan's dying words on prayer will stir the heart of readers and are only a sampling of Bunyan's insight.

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Studio: Kregel Publications
Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.52" Width: 5.53" Height: 0.35"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 23, 1998
Publisher   Kregel Publications
ISBN  0825420857  
ISBN13  9780825420856  

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John Bunyan John Bunyan (1628 1688) was born in Elstow, England, and his life was spared twice in his early years, something he believed God had done for a special purpose.

John Bunyan was an English Christian writer and preacher who is best known for his allegorical novel The Pilgrim' s Progress, published in 1678. Bunyan' s faith was profoundly influenced by two books owned by his wife: Arthur Dent's Plain Man's Pathway to Heaven and Lewis Bayly's Practice of Piety, and he turned to preaching following the death of his guide and mentor, John Gifford.

In November 1660, when Bunyan arrived to preach in the little town of Lower Samsell, he was informed that a warrant had been issued for his arrest. Unwilling to denounce his Christian faith and his calling to the ministry, he was imprisoned for twelve years. Among the many writings he published during his imprisonment are The Holy City, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, and the most famous, The Pilgrim's Progress.

After his release, he continued to write and publish stirring works that have endured through time. Among these classics are The Holy War, Visions of Heaven and Hell, and Journey to Hell: The Life and Death of Mr. Badman.

SPANISH BIO: John Bunyan nacio en Inglaterra en el 1628. Fue preparado para seguir los pasos de su padre cuando exploto la guerra civil en 1644. Al comienzo del 1648, Bunyan experimento una crisis de fe que duro por muchos anos. Por eso se unio a una iglesia en Bedford, pero pronto fue arrestado ya que sus escritos iban en contra de ciertos grupos de interes. En prision paso doce anos. En aquellos anos escribio su autobiografia Gracia abundante en donde relata su travesia personal. El progreso del pelegrino, su obra mas famosa, llego a ser un clasico literario. Bunyan fallecio el 31 de agosto de 1688.

John Bunyan lived in Bedford. John Bunyan was born in 1628 and died in 1688.

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Another wonderful book on how to pray  Dec 5, 2004
I bought this book along with Prayer Steps to Serenity here at this I read it after the Prayer Steps book. It taught me more about the Holy Spirit and how I could follow the Holy Spirit's leading in prayer. I could definitely see the influence that John Bunyan's teachings had on Prayer Steps to Serenity. I highly recommend this book to those in recovery, though it is not a recovery book.
From Prayer Book to Personal Prayer  Aug 19, 2004
John Bunyan wanted to inspire his readers to get away from just praying the prayers in the Prayer Book, and begin praying their own personal prayers directly to God! This book teaches you how to do just that, and it was first written in a time when that was rarely done. The book has had an interesting revision and publication history. Published first with Tyndale House, it was revised and published in the United Kingdom with Word, UK. The Tyndale edition was translated into Japanese and published by Word of Life Ministries in Japan. Kregel published yet another revised and enlarged edition, this one, and then had it translated into Spanish. Bunyan still encourages people to pray today through his writings! This contemporary, edited, edition is for the modern reader, and I know that some will now want to read Bunyan in the original (if they can find the work).

If you have enjoyed my compiled and edited books of John Bunyan, Charles Spurgeon, Edith Schaeffer, Charles Finney, and Andrew Murray, I believe you will also enjoy my "Prayer Steps to Serenity," which teaches truths that I learned from studying these writers for many years. The book follows a 12 Steps and Serenity Prayer format. It is available through this site, with ISBN 0595313043. If you know of anyone who is looking for a 12 Step devotional that will help them walk in the power of the Holy Spirit according to the scriptures, you can heartily recommend this book to them. "Prayer Steps to Serenity" is larger than a trade paperback (it is a 9 inch by 6 inch paperback) that includes devotional readings, prayers to encourage you to keep on praying as the Holy Spirit leads, a personal Journey Guide (or workbook), and a Group Journey Guide for prayer and support groups. "Prayer Steps to Serenity" is also supported by two websites that offer a lot of free guides and resources for those seeking more information about Christian recovery and starting Serenity Groups. Go to or for more information or to contact me about John Bunyan or Prayer Steps to Serenity.

Thank you for reading!
L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.
Simple, but powerful  Sep 2, 2003
John Bunyan's teachings have been powerful throughout the centuries. This simplified version of _On Praying in the Spirit_ offers easy to read chapters covering topics including "The Right Way to Pray" and "Effective Prayer," as well as 29 additional devotionals. The book is designed in such a way so as to spend an entire month reading it, though I found that it was so readable, it took only a few days. It may be overly simplified for the true Bunyan fan, but a good read for someone interested in learning to pray.
overly simplified  Oct 30, 2002
While I agree with the doctrine described in this book, I find my intelligence insulted by the "updating for modern readers" performed by the editor. I would suggest that you buy the collected works of Bunyan which is in print and will edify you without insulting your intelligence.

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