The Barren Fig Tree - John Bunyan
This Christian Classic â€“ The Barren Fig Tree -- introduces and orients the reader to critical biblical/theological thinking. Bunyanâ€™s presentation is written with a clarity that fosters biblical thought and facilitates Bible comprehension. You wonâ€™t be disappointed.
John Bunyanâ€”author of Pilgrim's Progress, at one time second only to the Bible in its popularityâ€”writes on Jesus' parable of the "barren fig tree" which was given a second chance: three years to bear fruit. Bunyan himself was imprisoned for the Gospel, and uses his broad knowledge of Scripture to paint a worthy picture of God's mercy and justice in this parable: he gives every man and woman time and a chance to seek repentance, but the time does not last forever.
Itâ€™s impossible to measure the influence of John Bunyan over the centuries. His works remain in print and are widely read, which shouldnâ€™t surprise us.