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I noticed that my Adobe Reader has a 'go to'[Windows CRTL + G] feature that lets me jump to a specific place in the book. I went through and noted the location number for the beginning and end of the different works John Bunyan published. I'm not finished yet but here is a partial listing of them. I noted for each work these locations: Title Page, Preface [usually called 'Editor's Advertisement'], Page 1 [in case you don't care for the preface, you want to start reading right away], and Footnotes. At first I was also including the different headings within the works themselves, but this quickly grew too laborious and I figured I'd never finish at the rate I was going. Hope this helps!
The Complete Works of John Bunyan on Amazon Kindle Beginning - The Memoirs of John Bunyan Location 2503 of 82,239 A Short Elegy in Memory of Mr. John Bunyan, Written By A Dear Friend of His Location 2640 of 82,239 Footnotes Location 2967 Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners Location 2973 Advertisement by the Editor Location 3083 A Preface, Or Brief Account of the Publishing of this Work, Written by the Author Location 3131 Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners [page 1] Location 3260 His Conversion... Location 3607 ...Earnest to Understand the Doctrines of the Gospel Location 4236 Enters into Fellowship... Location 4285 ...Call to Enter the Work of the Ministry Location 4479 ...Author's Imprisonment Location 4576 The Conclusion Location 4607 Footnotes Location 4806 A Relation of the Imprisonment of Mr. John Bunyan... Location 5202 A Continuation of Mr. Bunyan's Life...Concluding with the Time and Manner of His Death... Location 5318 A Brief Character of Mr. John Bunyan Location 5332 Post Script, Mr.Read more ›
no index, no table of contents, no real spce between books, pages of notes after each book i the exact format and typeface as the book. I had to turn one page at a time for thousands of pages just to find where the one I wanted started.
thanks mjtco81 for providing an outline for the book (see dec 15, 2011 ) but that being said... i can only give this work a low rating. a collection this vast should always have an index, with subsections if the the discourse proves especially long. neglecting details like this only discourages would be readers!!!
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When I went to Sunday School at the local Methodist chapel in the 1930's I learned about John Bunyan and his book The Pilgrims Progress. However what the story was about and who John Bunyan was had faded from my memory. Recently I read the e-book "The Reality War Book1: The Slough of Despond by Tim C. Taylor" who referred often to John Bunyan and his Pilgrim's Progress as he developed his Time Travel story along the lines of a choice between Duty and Desire. I was so fascinated by Tim C Taylor's book that I needed to find out more about who John Bunyan was in detail. Here is a book that satisfies all that I needed to know. It covers John Bunyan's life from lowly beginnings through his conversion to Christianity and onto his writings. If you are looking for a well researched and comprehensive book about John Bunyan then here it is. I think that it is an excellent piece of work done as an academic study and as such it is not meant to be an easy to read novel, in fact it is a difficult book to read. The book was written after carrying out an enormous amount of research and study and no doubt resulted in what the author was attempting to achieve. The missing out of an index must have been deliberate, maybe it was intended as a search game. If you want to know who John Bunyan was and what made him tick then this is an excellent book for you. On the other hand if you merely want to read The Pilgrims Progress, I suggest that rather than plough through the detail in this book before coming across the story you should go directly to a publication of The Pilgrims Progress.
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