About this Book
Often disguised as something that would help him, evil accompanies Christian on his journey to the Celestial City. As you walk with him, you’ll begin to identify today’s many religious pitfalls. These are presented by men such as Pliable, who turns back at the Slough of Despond; and Ignorance, who believes he’s a true follower of Christ when he’s really only trusting in himself. Each character represented in this allegory is intentionally and profoundly accurate in its depiction of what we see all around us, and unfortunately, what we too often see in ourselves. But while Christian is injured and nearly killed, he eventually prevails to the end. So can you.
The best part of this book is the Bible verses added to the text. The original Pilgrim’s Progress listed the Bible verse references, but the verses themselves are so impactful when tied to the scenes in this allegory, that they are now included within the text of this book. The text is tweaked just enough to make it readable today, for the young and the old. Youngsters in particular will be drawn to the original illustrations included in this wonderful classic.
I’ve only read Pilgrim’s Progress once, when I was homeschooling my son. It was an adaptation for late elementary students. Reading it again was once again reminded me that it truly is a timeless classic.
It is amazing that how this book written almost 350 years ago speaks to the struggles that Christian face today. How each day we meet Obstinate, Faithful, Mr. Lust or any of the other characters identified in the story. This story reminded me it’s important to stick with Faithful and others like “him.”
I also enjoy the scripture references that go along with story. The illustrations are beautiful and added a great deal for me as I read the story. Although, written in a more contemporary language this is still a challenging read. However, it is worth it!
I would recommend this version to friends and family. After all, it is a true classic.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.