Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Read by Stephen Escalera

(4.7 stars; 140 reviews)

Grace Abounding is the spiritual autobiography of John Bunyan, who also penned Pilgrim’s Progress, perhaps one of the most significant pieces of Christian literature, second only to the Bible. Grace Abounding follows Bunyan’s struggle to find true repentance and forgiveness, his battle with Satan’s temptations of unbelief, his comfort found in the Bible and his overarching victory gotten by the grace of God through Jesus Christ his Son. Readers familiar with Pilgrim’s Progress will recognize that many of the allegorical points in his famous work came out of Bunyan’s own struggles and discoveries, and it has been said that Bunyan could not have written Pilgrim’s Progress without first going through the battles chronicled in Grace Abounding. (Summary by Stephen Escalera)

NOTE: Paragraphs 319-339 from "A Brief Account of the Author’s Imprisonment" are omitted from the e-text, and are therefore omitted from this recording. (3 hr 49 min)


Publisher's Foreword & Preface 12:07 Read by Stephen Escalera
Paragraphs 1-40 22:35 Read by Stephen Escalera
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Paragraphs 179-205 24:01 Read by Stephen Escalera
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A Brief Account of the Author’s Call to the Work of the Ministry; A Brief Accou… 33:20 Read by Stephen Escalera


Food for the soul

(5 stars)

Amazing account of God's merciful dealings with this sorely tempted soul. Extremely well read.

Excellent account of one man's journey to Christ.

(5 stars)

This is an encouraging account particularly to those who might be struggling with different issues related to commiting to Christ. Each step of the way is filled with Scripture the the reader can also apply.

Reader not to blame for missing paragraphs

(0 stars)

<a href="" rel="nofollow">The source text</a> used by the reader gives only the first paragraph of <em>A Brief Account of the Author's Imprisonment</em> - very brief indeed! <a href="" rel="nofollow">This scan of the 1863 edition</a> shows a further 20 paragraphs.

Review of "Brief Accounts"

(3 stars)

Outstanding reader. However, in "A Brief Account of the Author’s Imprisonment" only the first paragraph is read, leaving out the heart and soul of the account. 5 stars for the reader's voice, 0 stars for the editing.

loved this book! Much wisdom and insight to human heart and the gospel is found here.

(4 stars)

Touching. makes me realise that we all struggle but thank God for his abounding…

(5 stars)

Great book and well read

(5 stars)

I enjoyed listening to this book a lot.


(5 stars)

This is a deeply moving work. The reading is perfect, really wonderful.