Forged from the Wilderness

The Lives of John and Elizabeth Bunyan

by Robert Alan Ward



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/15/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781973610267
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781973610250
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781973610274

About the Book

The England of the seventeenth century, with its political and religious turmoil, was really not so different from the America of the twenty-first. Since the fall in the Garden of Eden, there has always been God’s way and man’s. Hence the timelessness of John Bunyan’s allegorical masterpiece, The Pilgrim’s Progress, which first appeared in 1678.

Forged from the Wilderness is the story behind the book, the story of John Bunyan’s life and of a little-known woman named Elizabeth, whom God much used to help shape him into the man he was called to be. By earthly standards, theirs was an unlikely union. Yet she became the dedicated stepmother of his four children, a courageous champion for her husband’s freedom from prison, and a catalyst for the publishing of his works.

Through meticulous research, I have endeavored to capture the real John Bunyan, the real Elizabeth, the real hardships they faced, and the real England of their time. How they lived in their world has much to tell us about how we ought to live in ours.

About the Author

Robert Alan Ward

served in the United States Air Force from 1969-1972 before earning a B.S. in Christian Education from San Diego Christian College. A twenty-seven-year career with the United Parcel Service followed. Now retired, he lives in Show Low, Arizona with his wife Gisela. He is active in his church and loves to spend time with his five children and twelve grandchildren.

Bob writes from a decidedly biblical Christian worldview. His passion is to communicate truth to a confused world through compelling stories. He has twelve published drama titles to his credit, which are performed all over the English-speaking world. His other published books include Delivered out of the Lion’s Mouth (assisting F.L.M. Khokhar), Through Fear and Trembling (co-authored with David Ross), Between Two Seas, and The Lifestyle Shoppe.