Dr. JOEL R. BEEKE, President of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, writes: "Brian Najapfour helps us to see John Bunyan with new eyes. Some scholars have seen Bunyan primarily as a sectary, a theological radical outside of established and traditional Reformed Christianity in England. Popularly Bunyan is known as the author of books of Christian piety, especially Pilgrim's Progress. Najapfour advances a well-researched thesis that Bunyan was in fact a sectarian Puritan. While Bunyan was not a Puritan in the sense of a reformer within the Church of England, Najapfour demonstrates that Bunyan embraced a Reformed and Puritan spirituality-godliness empowered by biblical truth. Not only does Najapfour bridge the gap between scholarly and pious readings of Bunyan, but he also explores Bunyan's view of prayer, the Holy Spirit, and godliness in a way that enriches our minds and souls."