In the form of a dream Bunyan tells, as you know, the story of Christian who set out on his long and difficult pilgrimage from the City of Destruction to the City of the Blest.
For the power of imagination this writer places Bunyan by the side of Milton.
And it was from the Bible that Bunyan gathered nearly all his learning.
In Grace Abounding Bunyan tells of his own struggle with evil, and it is from that book that we learn much of what we know of his life.
When Bunyan had been in prison for six years he was set free, but as he at once began to preach he was immediately seized and reimprisoned.
And his word had such power, his commands had such weight, that people playfully called him Bishop Bunyan.
Glad at his success, Bunyan rode on to London, where he meant to preach.
And may we not believe that Bunyan, when he reached the other side, heard again, as he had once before heard in his immortal dream, "all the bells in the city ring again with joy," and that it was said unto him, "Enter ye into the joy of our Lord"?