However, time has come to take Piper's advice seriously. As of right now, I am going to get to know John Bunyan. I am compelled by the example of this Baptist Puritan. He loved the gospel, loved his family, and loved preaching. He was uneducated but Bible-saturated. He suffered, struggled, and sang.
Anybody want to join me in learning from Bunyan?
I plan to read slowly through the Banner of Truth 3 Volume Works of Bunyan. WTS has it for 40% off! A steal of a deal.
There are no real good biographies of Bunyan.
His Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners is the best source of information about his life.