The Pilgrim's Progress

The Pilgrim's Progress

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The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

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1678

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0192803611

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The Pilgrim's Progress

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An allegorical novel, written while Bunyan was imprisoned for conducting un-authorized religious services outside the Church of England.

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fe and children, perceiving it, began to cry after him to return; but the man put his fingers in his ears, and ran on, crying, Life! life! eternal life! [Luke 14:26] So he looked not behind him, but fled towards the middle of the plain. [Gen. 19:17]

{19} The neighbours also came out to see him run [Jer. 20:10]; and, as he ran, some mocked, others threatened, and some cried after him to return; and, among those that did so, there were two that resolved to fetch him back by force. The name of the one was Obstinate and the name of the other Pliable. Now, by this time, the man was got a good distance from them; but, however, they were resolved to pursue him, which they did, and in a little time they overtook him. Then said the man, Neighbours, wherefore are ye come? They said, To persuade you to go back with us. But he said, That can by no means be; you dwell, said he, in the City of Destruction, the place also where I was born: I see it to be so; and, dying there, sooner or later, you will sink low

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This is one of the most important books in English literature. Its puritanical principles and even its Christian faith are both out of fashion today, but that need not stop you appreciating the true genius of the writing. Bunyan was one of the first authors to reproduce the talk of the man in the street, and he had a remarkable gift of comedy. It is also an adventure story, full of dangers overcome, so that even a child of ten can enjoy it. It is a difficult to find another book to compare with it.
Interesting to finally read this but it is definitely a one-sided, Puritanical view of Christianity. Very much disagree with the comment that Earth is the terrible enemy. Animal and nature spirits and gifts abound to guide and help us in understanding the meaning of life and the universe. All the answers are here in plain sight but we are destroying it instead.
This a book every true beleiver of Jesus must read, bcoz it help us in our pilgrim journey. It's such a wonderful book. I enjoyed it and it has really helped me in my way of practical christain life. In Jesus Name, we shall All get to the Kingdom of God. None of us will be left out
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A great book for every true pilgrims. The description is exactly our journey to where we came from if we must make it then read and practice it. So inspiring and makes one to be heavenly conscious. It is ever green
An excellent allegorical book outlining a pilgrim's pathway here on earth. A must read right after the Bible itself.

Christians generally consider the Christian pathway to be a cheery one that ushers them to heaven in the end. However, little do we realize that the earth is truly Enemy Territory and that the pathway is therefore strewn with danger. But this is nothing to fear, as our pilgrim finds out - since we have the constant ministry of Christ, our High Priest, helping us stay away from danger - and if by any misadventure, the Pilgrim is led away from following the footsteps of the master, there's His ministry as the Advocate.

Great book - again, a must read.