This Autobiography dealing with Bunyan's spiritual struggles, recounts the almost painful delicacy of conscience, the events that led to his wrestling with sin, and his conversion. Although at times he despaired of God's mercy, he nonetheless was delivered from guilt and fear through the compassionate mediation of Christ. His first wife bought him to Pious books that set him on the right path. The course of his non-Conformist martyrdom, self-elected and stoically born, is then related. His call to the Ministry, his Tribulations as well as raptures in it, and his experiences during his long imprisonment in Bedford Gaol, highlight the last part of the book.