Another allegory from the author of Pigrim's Progress
This is John Bunyan’s “other” book. Famous for his allegory, Pilgrim’s Progress, it is not always realised that Bunyan wrote many other books, including Pilgrim’s Progress Part 2, and this – The Holy War. The Holy War concerns the town of Mansoul. The ruler of the town is King Shaddai, and he rules Mansoul with his son, Prince Emmanuel. But the people of the town are besieged and then persuaded to rebellion by the evil prince Diabolus. The book concerns how Emmanuel wins back the town of Mansoul. The book works on three levels. It is an allegory of Genesis 3. It is also an allegory of Mark 12. And it is an account of the salvation of sinners, through the work of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Paul Taylor, the Director of the Mount St Helens Creation Center, has produced this inexpensive paperback edition of this classic novel, which is now in the public domain. This edition contains an introduction and Study Guide, written by Paul Taylor, and the complete text of the novel. Paul is the author of several books, including The Six Days of Genesis, Don’t Miss the boat and Where Birds Eat Horses. He and his wife Geraldene have five children. John Bunyan was born near Bedford in 1628. He was saved shortly after the Civil War. His first wife died young. Shortly after his second marriage, Bunyan was arrested and imprisoned for being an unauthorised preacher. He stayed in prison for many years, because he refused to give an undertaking not to preach the Gospel. It was in prison that the ideas for his allegories came to him, and he was able to publish them in the next few years following his eventual release.