- Paperback: 142 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (October 30, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1518863795
- ISBN-13: 978-1518863790
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 68 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,739,905 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The one star review is for the abridgment for "modern readers". It lacks the introduction poem, and replaces words like "crucified" for hanged. This is done in a crucial place where the allegory illustrates the crucifixion of the flesh. This editing seems to be done by some one perhaps not familiar with Bunyan or his work.
I did have to buy a copy of this book it to find this out, and I asked the seller to update the product description, but to no avail.
Here is a copy of the unabridged book from Amazon. The print is a bit small, but these are the real thing: The Holy War: Made by Shaddai upon Diabolus for the Regaining of the Metropolis of the World or the Losing and Taking Again of the Town of Mansoul
This book has blessed many with a basic understanding of human psychology and the true nature of sin and our opposition.
I heartely recommend this book to any born-again Christian who enjoys reading good conservative literary material. However, I recommend that the reader be quite knowledgable on the Bible because John Bunyan has used allegories to describe the war that goes on in every human: the war between God and Satan over the human soul. If you, dear reader, have ever read "Pil-grim's Progress" by John Bunyan, then you'll understand the necessity for being up on your Bible knowledge. John Bunyan did not write these books to be entertaining, he wrote them with the purpose of being spiritually helpful in understanding what every believer goes through. I myself am a born-again believer since 1975. There is a great deal of literary "junk-food" that tries to pass as being Christian, but is as shallow as a child's wading pool. The "Holy War" is more than "meat and potatoes", it could be considered "gourmet" reading for a mature and hungry Christian soul.
God's peace to you.The Pilgrim's Progress (Oxford World's Classics)
While 'Pilgrim's Progress' is more widely known, 'The Holy War' delves into where the battle-ground lies, and how to be an 'overcomer.' From a heavenly perspective, it matters not whether we live in the 1600's, or the present day, time is irrelevant as it relates to the Holy War that every believer is engaged in. I strongly recommend reading this insightful little book.