The Holy War

The Holy War

John Bunyan / Aug 04, 2020
The Holy War The battle rages for the town of Mansoul But who will win the Holy War Let John Bunyan take you to the continent of Universe as he weaves this exciting story of the struggle between good and evil the
  • Title: The Holy War
  • Author: John Bunyan
  • ISBN: 9780883681657
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Paperback
  • The battle rages for the town of Mansoul But who will win the Holy War Let John Bunyan take you to the continent of Universe as he weaves this exciting story of the struggle between good and evil the battle for the capture of man s soul.This classic tales makes many spiritual truths come alive the tactics Satan uses against us the grace and mercy of God the FatherThe battle rages for the town of Mansoul But who will win the Holy War Let John Bunyan take you to the continent of Universe as he weaves this exciting story of the struggle between good and evil the battle for the capture of man s soul.This classic tales makes many spiritual truths come alive the tactics Satan uses against us the grace and mercy of God the Father the power and glory of Jesus Christ the price that was paid to win your soul The well known author of PILGRIM S PROGRESS combines scriptural teaching with a fascinating story in his second great allegory, THE HOLY WAR.Discover the hidden meaning in graphic symbolism, and obtain new insight into the reality of spiritual warfare
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      • John Bunyan

        John Bunyan, a Christian writer and preacher, was born at Harrowden one mile south east of Bedford , in the Parish of Elstow, England He wrote The Pilgrim s Progress, arguably the most famous published Christian allegory In the Church of England he is remembered with a Lesser Festival on 30 August.


    1. Bunyan is best known for his allegory of the Christian life called the Pilgrim s Progress No doubt that is where any reader of Bunyan should start But those who enjoy his Bible saturated allegory and its unique and powerful manner of communicating truth would do well to follow it up with the Holy War The Holy War is also an allegory, but rather than featuring a single main character, Christian, and considering his life as a whole, this allegory revolves around the great town of Mansoul and its i [...]

    2. This book is a true classic John Bunyan colorfully illustrates the war that we daily wage against Satan a.k.a Diabolus In this book, Bunyan shows that, while the inner battle against Satan will never end while we live on this earth, we will triumph in the end through Christ.

    3. Summary The city of Mansoul was created for the sole pleasure of King Shaddai, the ruler of the universe The city was the greatest city of all For this reason, Diabolus and his evil minions desired to destroy the city Diabolus always desires to destroy the good creations of King Shaddai A discussion begins in the dwelling of Diabolus as to the method of destroying the great city of Mansoul Instead of an outright attack, it was decided that they would convince the people that it would be best if [...]

    4. I really wanted to like this book It had an interesting idea behind it, and it was written by the guy who brought us PILGRIM S PROGRESS I tried to make myself enjoy it, even when it was boring the living daylights out of me But no I m done The story of THE HOLY WAR is fairly nonsensical in and of itself Readers are expected to take it as allegory and fill in the missing plot gaps with pieces of the biblical narrative Like in PILGRIM S PROGRESS, each character has a name that basically tells you [...]

    5. I am about to commit literary heresy I am about to diss John Bunyan The only reason I ve rated this book as average is that the author is, well, John Bunyan Just because he was a 17th Century Puritan doesn t mean I have to like his writing Because Puritans held the Sabbath day sacred and permitted no sport, John believed that this had been the voice of God, chastising his indulgent ways John s spirituality was born from this experience and he began to struggle with guilt, self doubt and to belie [...]

    6. I read this book on a bet Oh my word I should have just lost the bet How in the world can anyone have written a book so tedious John, come on John buddy, you can t substitute names for plot I mean I know you did it with the Pilgrim s Progress and it work out okay, but honestly, this needs to stop.

    7. Holy War is the allegorical story of the attack on Mansoul by the Devil It is told in the same style as the well known Pilgrim s Progress, also by Bunyan Its style is antiquated and a bit overdone for the modern reader, but the message and the truths it portrays are still valid and relevant I found it an insightful read.

    8. For people who like old school battle action, this is a great twist on the real life battle Christians face Not in the sense of Christian vs Non Christian, but within ourselves Our daily struggles and how we face them Cleverly written, but could be shorter and make the same points.

    9. I thoroughly enjoyed the book It looks at the christian life from the point of view of what takes place inside the head of the believer.

    10. It was definitely an eye opener to the spiritual warfare going on around us, but I found the writing style a bit difficult to read than his other books, such as Pilgrim s Progress.

    11. John Bunyon 1628 1688 is probably best known for his book The Pilgrims Progress rather than his lesser known works, one of which is The Holy War When bunion wrote The Holy War he was actually imprisoned for preaching without a license this imprisonment lasted 12 years You can see much of feelings come to play as the story unfolds in this book.Mansoul is the name of city a that is under the great king Shaddai No one can enter the town of Mansoul unless the city opens the gates from the inside A c [...]

    12. This book and CD reading was the last gift that my dad gave my children before his death, but we waited awhile for them to mature to give it to them I had already remembered that my dad had liked this story, perhaps even better than John Bunyan s other, popular work, Pilgrim s Progress, but I had been reluctant to read it because of the title Wars sound gory However, The Holy War, repackaged as ManSoul in the CD reading, was not gory at all, especially when taken symbolically, as intended.The s [...]

    13. This is one of those older, classic works that has been staring me in the face since I bought it in 1995 The edition I read has been updated to modern English for the modern reader Naturally, one would wonder if it is as good as The Pilgrim s Progress The answer is no However, it does hold its place in Christian allegory In fact, I would almost reccommend the reader to tackle this one before The Pilgrim s Progress for two reasons 1 it covers the bigger picture of redemption and the battle for th [...]

    14. This was a good allegorical book by Bunyan, although not quite on par as The Pilgrim s Progress It is the story of the town of Mansoul, and the tale of it s fall from innocence into captivity and bondage to Diabolus, representing the Christian fall Later, Christ s first advent is represented, with Prince Emmanuel recapturing Mansoul for his father, King Shaddai Then the Prince leaves and the town battles back and forth with the forces of Diabolus, being strengthened by the Holy Spirit to not fal [...]

    15. It s not surprising to me that this work from John Bunyan has somewhat fallen to the wayside, while The Pilgrims Progress has remained popular One pilgrim on a journey, meeting new characters at each stop works well The episodic nature supports the didactic In The Holy War, man s soul is represented by a town called, not surprisingly, Mansoul Satan and God Jesus battle for control of the town So instead of the reader coming upon someone like Mr Worldly Wiseman alone and being given enough time w [...]

    16. Once again I was richly encouraged by this allegory, reading it aloud to my son The grace and mercy of God shine so brightly in this story after seeing the darkness of Mansoul s utter rejection of Emmanuel and open welcoming of Diabolus Still Emmanuel had mercy The following is a part of Emmanuel s last speech to Mansoul You my Mansoul and beloved of my heart, many and great are the priviledges that I have bestowed on you I have singled you out from others and have chosen you for myself not beca [...]

    17. This was not exactly my favorite book It s certainly not as good as Pilgrim s Progress, even though it has many parallels The allegory is a bit too much for me, and I found several aspects of the theology overly self centered Some of this is due to the extremes both good and bad of Puritanism, and some of it is due to the confusion that sets in with so many characters I missed a number of important points at first and had to go back through in group discussion There are some interesting and help [...]

    18. This is the story of Mansoul, a town that is turned from following Emmanuel time and again by Diabolus and his evil schemes It is written in allegory form, but I found it less engaging than Pilgrim s Progress Bunyan tended to rely on the mere mention of names of those who opposed Shaddai Ill Pause, Discontent, Prejudice, Benumbing, Rashhead, etc rather than developing them as characters and giving flesh to the story I was pleased to note the connection to Charlotte Mason s book Ourselves , whic [...]

    19. A little hard to read, mainly because there is no stopping point It s 200 pages with no breaks But Bunyan creates an interesting scenario in which the city of Mansoul is usurped by Diabolus, and Emmanuel makes war on his own town to regain it After the victory, Diabolus mounts another attack, and even though he fails, Mansoul inhabitants constantly struggle to eradicate rebels within the gates Somewhere I read that in The Holy War, Bunyan represents not only the individual through the metaphor o [...]

    20. I can t like it for its style tooraightforward and simplistic, and the updated English sounds so bland , but I really appreciate it for the depth of spiritual insight it gives into the individual christian life illustrated by Mansoul town And I like that the names of Bunyan s characters always reveal the characters character maybe that s why the story doesn t have much of a plot twist I got to know so many vices and virtues here Bunyan is a master of the human heart I think it would be helpful t [...]

    21. This beautiful allegory by John Bunyan chronicles the city of Mansoul who was possessed by King Shaddai until the evil Diabolus inhabits it and fights for possession How I recognize Diabolus s tactics in claiming the city busyness, sin, deceit, trickery, flattery.hing to get the citizens of Mansoul to give him a foothold Yet, the unconditional love, mercy, and perseverance by Emmanuel, the Prince is no match for Diabolus and his co horts Hold Fast, till I come.

    22. One of the best books ever written The word usage is done so well that you can see the whole allegory unfold My first exposure to this book was a spoken version on a Christian radio station They read an hour of The Holy War at a time and I tuned in every day to hear another hour of one of the greatest literary works by John Bunyan I have read this book over 10 times and it never gets old.

    23. This book is a great illustration of the battle that is waged for our souls, told as a story where the soul is a town named Mansoul, and a war is waged against its inhabitants by Satan and is overtaken Jesus is the Prince who comes to retake the town for His own, for the glory of His Father I think you know how this battle will turn out Very good book.

    24. This has to be the worst book I ve ever read, and I don t say that lightly Bunyan uses a city as an allegory for the soul, with each inhabitant representing some character quality or fault The characters are completely and intentionally one dimensional that one quality is all there is to them And they just keep coming and of them It is a dreary and insufferably boring book.

    25. Given my over the top opinion of Pilgrim s Progress, you d think I d have a higher opinion of this one.However, I could not make much sense of it.Maybe I should give it another try.I understand the premise, but the analogies kept breaking down for me.

    26. John Bunyan s brilliant mind in the 1600s produced this great allegory of Satan s war against man s soul This book is so insightful about Satan s schemes against man, and Christ s rescue and continual rescue that I really love it better than his popular classic Pilgrim s Progress.

    27. Not bad Kinda wierd, like reading a F Peretti novel about demons and angels batteling it out in the heavenlies Bunyan was a great story teller though, and his stroies often have a deeper theme about righteousness versus wickedness It s kind of a morality tale of sorts.

    28. Loved this book, and it is the second I have read written by John Bunyan The allegory is strong and made a huge impact at how I look at the eye gate and the ear gate I won t say to give anything away except thisGREAT BOOK

    29. Another allegory from John Bunyan Much laborious reading than Pilgrim s Progress, but just as pointed and obvious allegory It s a book full of truth, but it tends to drag on in sections.

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