A Pilgrim Path: John Bunyan’s Journey by Faith Cook
Evangelical Press. lfpb. 178pp.
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 goal 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.