Elizabeth Bunyan (c.1641-1691) & Sarah Edwards (1710-1758): John Bunyan and Jonathan Edwards are two of the most famous and important figures in Church History–one as the author of Pilgrim’s Progress, and the other as America’s first and arguably greatest philosopher and theologian. Yet as with many Christian leaders, they would not have been as influential as they were without their wives! Elizabeth Bunyan’s commitment to the cause of Christ enabled her husband to fulfill his ministry despite frequent imprisonment, and Sarah Edwards’ hospitality and deep spirituality made a profound impact on both her husband and community. When you hear their stories you will agree that these are certainly women worth knowing!
- 25 Surprising Marriages by William J. Petersen
- Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan
- Marriage to a Difficult Man by Elisabeth Dodds
- Jonathan and Sarah: An Uncommon Union by Edna Gerstner