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Pilgrims Progress in Today's English

by John Bunyan

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    Sir Knight of the Splendid Way by W.E. Cule (joririchardson)
    joririchardson: These books are remarkably similar, and I believe that both were written around the same time. Though "Splendid Way" is obscure while "Progress" is wildly popular, I consider both books equally well written.
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A good retelling of a great work for kids. It’s vivid and straight-forward. Gives reader a clear analogy to attach to virtues and vices that are good to spark discussion with early readers. Almost assuredly will produce kids who are Gnostic Pelagians, but that’s par for the course for American Christians, so how bad can that be? The two elements most missing are of being called into this world, not out of it and love. Christian’s dismissal of his family and other pilgrims on the road does nothing but reinforce the idea that piety is more important than love of neighbor. ( )
  ebnelson | Dec 1, 2010 |
This book contains beautiful drawings and interesting story. However, I would be a bit wary of assigning this book because of its strong religious overtones. Nevertheless, I am sure that for children whose parents are christians it would be quite suitable. I wouldn't say that the story translates to children particularly well as it is heavily symbolic and allegorical. It would probably work starting from about the 2nd grade on if properly explained/contextualized.
  jnwseid | Dec 7, 2008 |
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Retold by James H. Thomas, the best allegory ever written is rewritten in modern English, making it clearer and more forceful to the modern reader (more than 100,000 in print).

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Retells in modern English the classic allegorical tale of Christian and Christina's journey to the Celestial City.

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