Reading Books Awakened his Heart

Bunyan —  March 30, 2014 — Leave a comment

Reading.booksTheological Books awakened Bunyan’s heart:

 

I changed my condition into a married state, and my mercy was to light upon a wife whose father was counted godly. This woman and I, though we came together as poor as poor might be, not having so much household stuff as a dish or spoon betwixt us both, yet this she had for her part, The Plain Man’s Pathway to heaven, and The Practice of Piety, which her father had left her when he died.

In these two books I should sometimes read with her, wherein I also found some things that were somewhat pleasing to me; but all this while I met with no conviction.

 

Wherefore these books with this relation, though they did not reach my heart, to awaken it about my sad and sinful state, yet they did beget within me some desires to religion: so that, because I knew no better, I fell in very eagerly with the religion of the times

Bunyan

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