Community Pool: August 4

Free is good! Amazon is offering both Pilgrim’s Progress (Part One and Part Two) and Holy War as free downloads for Kindle. These are modern English versions and include the original illustrations. Holy War also includes The Life of John Bunyan by William Brock.

These two modern English editions will enable another generation to experience the masterful allegory of Bunyan as he depicts the Christian life of struggle mixed with joy through a host of colorful characters.

Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan


Holy War: Made by Shaddai upon Diabolus for the Regaining of the Metropolis of the World by John Bunyan



In a similar vein, here’s a great accompaniment to your reading of Bunyan.

“The Pilgrim’s Progress: A Guided Tour,” a teaching series by Dr. Derek Thomas

We always drop by the Ligonier website on Fridays to check out what’s on sale ($5 Friday). Recently, we purchased the teaching series on Pilgrim’s Progress and are currently working through it. We noticed immediately that Dr. Thomas thoroughly enjoys teaching through this book.

I don’t know how many times we’re read through Pilgrim’s Progress, but it never gets old. Taking another spin with Dr. Thomas as our guide is a bonus, enlightening some of the more obscure passages. Bunyan’s knowledge of Scripture was profound, which keeps his writings contemporary since truth doesn’t change.


On the opposite end of the spectrum—

Atheist Richard Dawkins was “deplatformed” at a Berkeley sponsored radio station when the powers that be discovered that he had, to their horror, belittled Islam and created offensive tweets about that religion.


Another strike against social media—

Married men and women are finding Facebook a friendly vehicle to use in their emotional and sexual communications outside of their marriages.


3 Lines in the Sand

In the first two chapters of Genesis, God has spoken concerning the nature of human identity and sexual identity.  He has also spoken on marriage.  These three foundational truths are clear, yet they are rejected out of hand by our culture.










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