Thursday, July 13, 2017

Finally Read the Classic by John Bunyan "Pilgrim's Progress"

Many times, I have started reading this classic but stopped after only a few pages. Recently I decided, with the Lord's help, to finish the old English edition in one week’s time. This was difficult as I had many ministry responsibilities to handle. However, the Lord enabled and I read it in four days. What a great book! May our Lord be praised!

Amazon gives the following description of the book: This book is the famous story of man's progress through life in search of salvation remains one of the most entertaining allegories of faith ever written. Set against realistic backdrops of town and country, the powerful drama of the pilgrim's trials and temptations follows him in his harrowing journey to the Celestial City.

Along a road filled with spiritual terrors, Christian confronts such emblematic characters as Worldly Wiseman, Giant Despair, Talkative, Ignorance, and the demons of the Valley of the Shadow of Death. But he is also joined by Hopeful and Faithful.

An enormously influential 17th-century classic, universally known for its simplicity, vigor, and beauty of language, The Pilgrim's Progress remains one of the most widely read books in the English language, second only to the Bible.



1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thank you, Doug! I've also struggled to read Pilgrim's Progress and never could finish ti. Our daughter had to read it for school (and isn't yet a strong reader) so we decided to listen to a dramatized version of the original text. Wow! I have a feeling that is now Bunyan told the story to his kids. We had some great discussions and still refer to the imagery . . . the slough of despond, Giant Despair, the key to escape, etc.