The Holy War, A Modern English Version

Thelma H. Jenkins

By Thelma H. Jenkins. Published by Evangelical Press. 176pp. Paperback. Price £5.95 ISBN 0 85234532 1

This is a long awaited reprint of one of Bunyan’s best writings. Thelma Jenkins in her version, has succeeded in retaining the beauty of Bunyan’s style, whilst rendering the book more accessible to the 21st century reader. In his allegory, Bunyan tells of a city (Mansoul) inhabited by a weak and failing population that is under constant attack by the devil. Victory is finally secured through the intervention of Prince Emmanuel. For all those who read the original version and would wish to renew acquaintance with the characters, incidents and biblical truths presented in this classic tale, this book is recommended. Thelma Jenkins’ discreet and thoughtfully amended version of the story is delightful to read.