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The Hobgoblins

A Novel on John Bunyan

By Douglas Bond

Paperback. 280 Pages


Written in the persona of Harry Wylie, companion of the rebel John Bunyan, corrupted by the village blasphemer in his youth, who gives his eyewitness version of the life of Bunyan, including their service in the English Civil War, the various trials of Bunyan, and his imprisonment, where Harry has become jailer; Harry believes people never change, and Bunyan’s principled stand against civil tyranny he long dismisses as yet another expression of his rebellion.


“In this exciting and moving book, Douglas Bond introduces readers to one of Christianity’s great heroes. Written from the perspective of John Bunyan’s rogue friend turned jailor, this lively story echoes with Bunyan’s own words as he passed through many trials and temptations on his pilgrim way to the Celestial City.”
- Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Even readers who’ve not read John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress will thoroughly enjoy this marvelous story.”
- Burk Parsons, Senior Pastor, St Andrew’s Chapel; chief publishing officer, Ligonier Ministries; editor, Tabletalk Magazine

"Even the whirlwind changes of plague, war, catastrophe, and revolution cannot change a sinner. But behind this providence stands a never-changing God of grace. Douglas Bond takes us into the life of one unto whom this grace abounded to observe how it changes a man. A pleasant and profitable read for all.”
- James Hakim, Pastor at Hopewell ARP Church, Culleoka, Tennessee