This 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 monsters and spiritual terrors, ChriThis 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 monsters and 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.
The Pilgrim s Progress This 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 p
In the dawn of the day Reader began his quest for the Great Denoument with a glad heart, his countenance suffused by the Joy of Literature Yet Unread and unburthened by Mercantile Drear He knew he should soon pass threw City which was said to be very Malevolent yet still he feared not and sang out hymns and epithalamions addressed to the Archangels Proust, Joyce and Bolano which should look over him as he ventured Eftsoons, he met with Mr Worldly Wise, who thrust at him pretty volumes by such a [...]
I read this book during my second deployment to Iraq as well and it took me quite a while to finish it I had seen this book referenced often and I wanted to read it on my own The overall consensus is that it is a very compelling book and will pull at your soul s emotional strings with its simplicity and candor But also there were three major hurdles to finishing this book for me, at least It was first published in 1678 so it is not an easy read The diction is alien to me, but also one does not f [...]
So you know when you hear that Citizen Kane is the best movie ever because of how revolutionary it was during its time period, and then you watch it and you realize that the key phrase is during its time period Well, reading Pilgrim s Progress is likely to leave many with the same feeling No doubt one of the greatest modern religious texts in terms of what it provided for early Puritans an easy and concrete representation of their theology and daily living practices , it leaves a little to be de [...]
Pilgrim s Progress is about two delusional assholes wandering around being dicks to people, so it s basically a takeoff of Don Quixote But the dreaming narrator seems unconscious of the fact that the pilgrims are both jerks I suppose it s possible that they re not supposed to be jerks at all, but, that can t be right They re such jerks.It starts with a guy named Christian abandoning his family to wander off in search of a magical city His wife and children.n to cry after him to return, but the m [...]
I have a few versions of this on my shelves from the nicely bound hard back to paper backs I can hand out you know loan.This is as I m sure most already know an allegorical journey depicting the struggles of living the Christian life John Bunyan was a Baptist imprisoned when it was against the law to be a be Baptist He was imprisoned for aprox twelve years for refusing to convert to Anglicanism Church of England is sort of thing by the way is the reason for the first amendment, not a worry that [...]
The Pilgrim s Progress is a wonderful work written by a 17th century Puritan, John Bunyan, from his prison cell in a time of persecution J.C Ryle wrote of this book, I do not doubt that the one volume of Pilgrim s Progress, written by a man who knew hardly any book but his Bible, and was ignorant of Greek and Latin, will prove in the last day to have done for the benefit of the world, than all the works of the schoolmen put together The Pilgrim s Progress is a wonderful allegory of the beginnin [...]
A Response to Paul Bryant s Review review show Mr HonestThen it came to pass a while after, that there was a post in the town that inquired for Mr Honest Paul Bryant So he came to the house where he was, and delivered to his hand these lines Thou art commanded to be ready against this day seven night, to present thyself before thy Lord at his Father s house And for a token that my message is true, all the daughters of music, even the mothers of invention, shall be brought low Eccles 12 4 Then Mr [...]
Midway upon the journey between my home and work did I open the case of my kindle, and in that case I did there find a kindle Then, I turned this kindle on and lo what there did I find The Pilgrim s Progress And so mine eyes began to read the screen Thus, I did set upon another journey at that time, traveling from the beginning of the book to the end And there I did find many new acquaintances.My first companion I came upon was Mr Amusement But he quickly left me, and then did Mr Boredom come al [...]
simply amazing There is a reason why many literary critics consider this the best Christian book read next to the Bible This book although not a difficult read compared to other literary classics will definitely challenge you with its many allegories and metaphors of the Christian life For anyone who thinks the Christian life is a soft cushy way needs to read this book.
Fascinating allegory about man s search for salvation The fact that this was first published in 1678 by John Bunyan 1628 1688 and its message still rings true up to now makes this an appropriate read for those who believe in life after death The only problem is that if you hate classics, then you will find this a struggle to read Methinks however, that if you like novels with pilgrimage as theme Paolo Coelho s Pilgrimage is a good example or those even crusade adventures like Lord of the Rings, [...]
I d wanted to write this review a while ago However since I can t write it then I ll have to write it now The Pilgrim s Progress is one of the most famous examples of allegory and also one of the most popular books ever published I ve heard that at one time it was as common to find this book in a home as a copy of The Bible This was one of those books I was introduced to as a child You probably think I was an odd kid, reading books like this at 8 or 9 years old And you d probably be right Or rat [...]
This isn t easy for me to do, but I admit it I give up I can t make myself slog through this any.I picked this up as part of my ongoing project to read classics I ve somehow missed out on in the first 31 years of my life Also, an old friend listed it as one of her 20 Most Memorable Books on facebook, so I was expecting to be moved Or instructed Or touched Maybe that was part of the problem But I ve had it out from the library for 6 weeks, renewed it once already, the due date is looming ever clo [...]
I must say that I struggled rather with this book I continually procrastinated from picking it up, and even when I actually got around to reading it, it was frankly pretty boring Nonetheless, I m sure it s a much better book than I give it credit for context is all, so don t come back to me with essay length descriptions of the circumstances under which it was written I already know I can and do read Also I possess a brain I did not like this book and this review explains why That is all.I was b [...]
The Pilgrim s Progress, or Christianity for Dummies by John Bunyan.So John Bunyan was a crazy and apparently exceedingly stupid man who wrote one of the most popular books ever in the Western literary tradition I write of this book, obviously The book s popularity and even its status as a Historically Important Classic is a harsh reminder of how immensely stupid and crazy humans, generally, are and always were Because this book s status is such a harsh reminder of that fact, it s basically the m [...]
I first heard of this book in Bible college Today Christianity offers many opposing viewpoints and brings confusion and arguments to many To those who hunger for and seek truth I understand the difficulty I had my own journey and had to fail and become desperate before I found the real thing This book gives clear and concise guidance on the Christian faith and makes it fun and exciting, as we follow a man s dangerous journey to escape the destruction of his own city and journey to the celestial [...]
Oh, Pilgrim s Progress, how glad I am that I have finally read you and that I ll never have to read you again Thank you for being shorter and easier to read than I was expecting Little Women obvious references and The Lord of the Rings not so obvious , both books I ve loved since childhood, came to mind as having been heavily influenced by you in different ways The value in this book lies, for me, in the fact that it gives me some insight into the culture and history of the literature that came [...]
7 things you probably knew about Pilgrim s Progress22 April 2015 Well, I will have to thank the Classics of the Western Canon discussion group for selecting Pilgrim s Progess for this month s read because otherwise it would have continued to sit on my shelf until such a time as I got around to reading it Okay, I probably don t follow the readings of many of these groups as closely as some do, but they can be good to spur me on to reading a book that I probably wasn t thinking of reading at the t [...]
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Third time through, finally found an audio version we love My fourth child will start this in the fall Love it and highly recommend because of the great discussion.
This great classic, The Pilgrim s Progress by John Bunyan, was actually different than I expected After reading the children s version for school when I was younger, I was picturing something decidedly lighthearted and adventurous But nonetheless, this was a good read In this book, John Bunyan describes his dream, where he sees a man named Christian living in the City of Destruction, with a great burden on his back The poor man must figure out how to escape doom and find the way to the Celestia [...]
We used to sing He who would true valour see at my secondary modern school In fact it was the only song we d ever sing in school assemblies We d sing it in dire, dirge like manner, deep in the Slough of Despond of that Vanity Fair of adolescent school days and not like the hero who was ready to march through the Valley of the Shadow of Death to take on hobgoblins, hypocrites and the demands of life after the dreaded Eleven Plus Bunyan was active in the period of the Republic and the Restoration [...]
I first read Bunyan s masterpiece in college It was lost on my youth Being groomed by some thoughtful literature professors who had an allergic reaction to allegory I found the book dull on every level I thought it was trite, preachy, simplistic, and didn t connect with it on an emotional level I picked up the book again because of a nagging suspicion that it was me, not Bunyan that failed in our first meeting I m so glad I did As much as any book, Bunyan s story impacts the way one should read [...]
One of my favorite books
I read this book as part of a reading project I have undertaken with some other nerdy friends in which we read The Novel A Biography and some of the other texts referenced by Schmidt It took me from Aug 6 to today to read the first half of the book And then I read the second half of the book in one sitting.Here s the thing this is not a good bedside table book Aside from its soporific quality because it s boring , it really needs to be read in big gulps at a time instead of small sips over long [...]
I just read this for the second time It is really an amazing story Through various characters that the pilgrim, Christian, and later his wife, Christiana, meet in their journies, we are introduced to various aspects of our own character and how those traits can help or hinder us in life s journey The journey story can get tedious at times, and while the story doesn t have the drama or excitement of a C.S Lewis book, I find that John Bunyan s understanding of the scriptures in the 17th century is [...]
From DailyLit Christian leaves his family to seek the Celestial City, a place unlike the sinful world he has seen so far On the way, he encounters many challenges, each time proving that he can withstand what might lead him astray A classic allegory about faith and the many tests a soul must face over the course of a lifetime s spiritual journey.Read free online at DailyLit.Free download available at Project Gutenberg.And the free audio version is also available for download at LibriVox.From BBC [...]
2nd read This is a good book The whole book was great, but I ve always loved the last bit the best When Christian and Hopeful read the Celestial City It s so wonderful and amazing And that small part when Ignorance arrives from riding the rowboat across the river I always smile, because I remember it so well in the movie Even though he went to Hell in the end, it still made me laugh when he so proudly rowed across that dangerous river Anyway, a great read Of course, I had no choice but to read t [...]
What a blessing to the church The last chapter is a treasure.
Reads like satire, but just isn t I feel like it s mocking itself but I really don t think it is It s just really hard to take this book seriously It s incredibly dated, mind numbingly boring, and obscenely moralizing This book felt like my entire childhood of nuns making me kneel on the hard marble floor for laughing in chapel on Friday mornings I love allegory as much as your mom, but I do like just a tiny bit of subtlety In Pilgrim s Progress, Allegory comes over to you and she slaps you in t [...]
Catching up with the classics 4I found this a rather clever piece of religious and moral teaching The book consists of two parts Christian s travails to reach the Celestial Kingdom then his wife and children follow I didn t enjoy part two nearly as much as part one It was a bit preachy But the names of the characters such as Mrs Wanton, Mr Timorous, Mr Brisk, and the demon lion Apollyon tell the tales of what our heroes face along the past to enlightenment Scripture was quoted here and there bu [...]