Monday, April 6, 2015

Review: Pilgrim's Progress by:John Bunyan

Pilgrim's Progress: Updated, Modern English. Includes Original Illustrations. (Part I)
About the 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 Pilgrims 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.

My Review:
 John Bunyan, wrote a timeless tale back in the late 1600's. Why timeless, you say? Timeless, because it is true today just as much so as it was back then and as long as their is breathe it will continue to be. Pilgrims Progress is an allegorical type writing. Allegorical be definition means an extended metaphor. Pilgrims Progress is a story involving the daily trials and struggles of the modern day Christian. It takes all the things we get hit with on a daily basis and shows us how we should react and rise above.

 This edition is unique because it has been revised and updated to fit the time. It is more easily understood as well as the fact scripture has been added. It even has a lot of the original illustrations, as well. The story is very powerful and extremely inspiring! A great read for everyone on a broad spectrum!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Life Sentence Publishing.