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The Holy War Audiobook

The Holy War: The Losing and Taking Again of the Town of Mansoul

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Publisher's Summary

First published in 1682, John Bunyan's allegorical novel The Holy War is a classic of Christian literature whose spiritual insight rivals that of even his most famous work, The Pilgrim's Progress. It tells the story of Mansoul, a utopia built to exalt the greatness and honor of its creator and leader, King Shaddai. However, when the wicked Diabolus, a former high servant of Shaddai's and the king of the blacks, assaults Mansoul, the town forgets its benevolent king and falls under his iniquitous rule. With the citizens of his beloved city lost to sin and vice, Shaddai sends his son, Prince Emmanuel, to deliver them from Diabolus' tyranny.

An epic tale of good versus evil, The Holy War is not only a masterpiece of religious literature, but also an entertaining and engaging story for all listeners.

Public Domain (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    W. Modesto, CA, United States 07-13-15
    W. Modesto, CA, United States 07-13-15 Member Since 2016
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    This story could be the virtual reality behind today's headlines. I thought the temperament of the narrative was done in the 16th century style without the poetic language of the King James version. Nevertheless the timeless tactics of spiritually evil forces at work against good are the same today as they were when this was written. The good news is that "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever."

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    Geza 01-28-16
    Geza 01-28-16
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    "prophetic book"

    I think this book is not only relevant for one's own life, but also prophetic for our culture: how diabolic people and religions try to overcome our Judeo-Christian cultures, and how we can overcome those attempts. Whereas it could be, and perhaps is, used as a dense theological study, even a child can understand it at some level. It is also in a beautiful language, and nicely written.

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    willo Greenville, SC, USA 01-25-16
    willo Greenville, SC, USA 01-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent story and exceptional reading."

    Of course this is a classic by a masterful storyteller John Bunyan. The insights, creativity, and wisdom that is given in this story ought to be heard by many believers. The narrator was exceptional in his ability to communicate the nuances of the text in a way that intrigued, instructed, and validated the power of the text. Very good job Audible.

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    this game is fun 11-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Like the concept"

    Good concept, a little tough to stay with the details as the story went on and on. Wanted to love The Holy War like I did the Pilgrims Progress, walked away getting the allegory quickly enough, but the length hurt this one.

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    Dave 08-11-15
    Dave 08-11-15 Member Since 2014

    On the road two hours a day to and from work. Love to listen to espionage, thriller, mystery style books: Mitch Rapp, Jason Bourne, etc.

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    "A tiny step below Pilgrim's Prog, but EXCELLENT!"
    What did you love best about The Holy War?

    The allegorical story based on the Bible. Amazing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    No one favorite.


    Have you listened to any of Derek Perkins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Battle for the soul of a man.


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    Frank Darnall Jr. 05-07-15
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    "Good allegory to learn something from it"

    I was thinking that the story is not just a story, but what we really fight against in ourselves. I like hearing when Emmanuel comes to the rescue.

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