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

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John Bunyan

Narrated By: Derek Perkins

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2015

Duration: 9 hours 51 minutes


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.

“The name of John Bunyan will stand in the annals of literature as long as time remains and men are literate.”—Harold Lindsell, Evangelical scholar, author, and editor of Christianity Today, praise for the author