The Best Book for a Wounded Conscience

John Bunyan, the author of Pilgrim’s Progress, the second most popular book in Christendom (second from the Bible) wrote the following in his spiritual autobiography, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners:

…Apart from the Holy Bible, I consider this commentary on Galatians by Martin Luther to be the best of all the books that I have ever seen for a wounded conscience.

Of his own experience with Luther’s commentary on Galatians, Bunyan writes:

…The God in whose hands are all our days and ways one day brought into my possession a book by Martin Luther.  It was his commentary on Galatians.  It was so old that, if I so much as turned it over, it was ready to fall to pieces.  I was so pleased that such an old book had fallen into my hands that when, just a few pages into it, I found my condition so comprehensively described by Luther’s experience, it was as if his book had been written from my own heart.

I highly recommend to you both:

Of course, if you have never read Pilgrim’s Progress, I highly recommend that too.

4 thoughts on “The Best Book for a Wounded Conscience

  1. First you recommended it and then it showed up on my recommendations on Amazon. So I ordered it. I’ll let you know what I learn from Luther’s Commentary on Galations.

    • Wow! The Lord must have wanted you to get Luther’s commentary on Galatians. I have read it and consult it often. I am sure that you will find it beneficial and a tremendous blessing to your soul.

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