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The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
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The Pilgrim's Progress (1678)

by John Bunyan

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Allegory of the Christian life, "delivered under the similitude of a dream wherein is discovered the manner of his setting out, his dangerous journey, and safe arrival at the desired country".
  CovenantOPC | Jul 20, 2018 |
The Pilgrim's Progress was first published in the early months of the year 1678. The second part was not published until 1685. This book, which is equally a favourite in the nursery and in the study, has received the commendation of men of the highest order of intellect. It has been translated into numerous languages, some of which were unknown to Europe in the days in which Bunyan lived. Missionaries have carried with them this book to almost every part of the earth; and now the Pilgrim tells his tale to the Chinese in the East, to the negroes in the West, to the Greenlanders in the north, and the islanders of the Pacific in the South.
  Fellowshipwc | Jul 10, 2018 |
This is an abbreviated version with fantastic illustrations. Probably very good to read to children but a bit too simplistic for adults. Enjoyable none the less. ( )
  SamTekoa | Feb 22, 2018 |
When I was in my early high school, I read Little Pilgrim's Progress and thought it was a quite a fun story with swords and battles and adventures. Reading the 'adult' version of the book has brought back memories as I try and align the two.
This version was still quite readable and the first part of the book followed Christian as he journeyed to the wicket gate to start walking on the narrow path. He struggled with or fought of or was almost misled by various characters and trials. Each of the people was given a name that reflected their character, such as Faithful, Hopeful, Ignorance, Evangelist and Pliable.
However, after passing through Vanity Fair and the Celestial Mountains, the story started to slow down with several lengthy theological explanations as they walked along. The end of the journey appeared suddenly and the characters walked a pretty easy path near the end, with not many challenges.
And of course, in the end, they successfully reach heaven and are allowed to enter in.
One thing that concerned me as I read was that the book was running out of pages to cover his wife's story. From what I recall, Little Pilgrim's Progress covers both Christian and Christiana's stories. According to Wikipedia, there is a second book that covers her story, although it is possible the edition I read was slightly abridged and did not include it. ( )
  DeborahJade | Dec 25, 2017 |
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  SMBCLibrary | Nov 20, 2017 |
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Bunyan, JohnAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aho, OiliTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Barnard, FrederickIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Blake, WilliamIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brock, Henry MatthewIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chesterton, G. K.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cruikshank, GeorgeIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dalziel, EdwardWood-Engraver.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dalziel, GeorgeWood-Engraver.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dalziel, ThomasIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Froude, James AnthonyContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harrison, G.B.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harrison, George B.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hawkes, DavidIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hazelbaker, L. Edwardsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Johnson, R.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Larsen, DanEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lawson, RobertIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lesberg, SandyEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lewis, H. ElvetIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Linton, J.D.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lovik, Craig JohnEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Maguire, RobertEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Newton, JohnPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Offor, GeorgeEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pape, Frank C.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pérez, Marta R.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pipe, RhonaEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Priolo, PaoloIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rhys, ErnestEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Robertson, PatForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rossett, Rosalie A. deEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schmidt, Gary D.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Scott, ThomasEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Selous, H. C.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sharrock, RogerEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sim, StuartIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Small, W.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Southey, RobertEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stothard, ThomasIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sturt, JohnIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thomas, James H.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Westall, RichardIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wiersbe, Warren W.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Witherspoon, Alexander M.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wumkes, G. A.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The front cover of my paperback edition shows what appears to be the right leg and boot of a man walking through long, tough grass. If you are able to look a little more closely, you will see that the stalks of grass are in fact weapons used in Bunyan's time - halberds, pikes, swords, and even hands - all striking up at him to prevent him from reaching Mount Zion. Those weapons are shown very well in the earlier, illustrated editions. Perhaps they represent all that would prevent a person from entering the Kingdom of God?
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One of the most powerful dramas of Christian faith ever written, this captivating allegory of man's religious journey in search of salvation follows the pilgrim as he travels an obstacle-filled road to the Celestial City. An enormously influential 17th-century classic, universally known for its simplicity, vigor, and beauty of language.

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A religious allegory which follows the trials and tribulations of Christian as he journeys to the Celestial City.

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