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The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

The Pilgrim's Progress (1678)

by John Bunyan

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A lucid story that weaves and flows its way through inception to conclusion.

Recommended for everyone ( )
  DanielSTJ | Dec 17, 2018 |
Really epic book. I've read it multiple times as a result. It's best read with an understanding of spiritual themes and connections. ( )
  adriel623 | Nov 29, 2018 |
Summary: In this allegorical novel, a pilgrim named Christian travels a journey in which he loses the heavy weight of his sins, is tempted to sin again, and eventually reaches paradise.

My thoughts: I’m not sure why this is the most printed book in English, other than the Bible. I love allegory generally, but this allegory beat you over the head with obviousness. Everyone and everything was given a name (like Christian) that said explicitly what the character or impediment represented. The story itself was interesting enough, I suppose, as a concept, I just wish it were more subtle. This is also not a book for non-Christians, unless they are reading for the sake of learning about classic literature. ( )
  The_Hibernator | Oct 2, 2018 |
The first time I read this book was as a child and it was the children’s edition. Always an entertaining read! ( )
  emeraldgirl68 | Sep 30, 2018 |
I don't know if this is the worst book that I've ever read or if the audiobook was so atrocious that it made it into the worst thing ever. This book was a nightmare. I get it, I get it, I know it's supposed to be a Christian allegory, but listening to six hours of this (fully fucking dramatized) was hell. HELL. I wanted to bleach my ears. I couldn't handle it anymore, did Satan narrate this? This book made the Lord of the Rings trilogy look like a cake walk!! The Pilgrim's Progress was a long ass journey to heaven made by "Christian" and other people he runs into. They face all sorts of dumb shit and get into dumb trouble and make lots of dumb decisions but SOME FUCKING HOW still make it to heaven (spoiler alert). Christian loses lots of companions, walks into dumb scenarios every other page, but luckily for him, he had some faith so he made it. UGH. I hate everything. I'm glad this nightmare book is over. ( )
  ecataldi | Sep 24, 2018 |
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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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