John Bunyan “Pilgrim’s Progress”

“Pilgrim’s Progress” might be the most familiar book on the list for most people; many who have not read the book are still familiar with the basic structure of Christian seeking out his home in Celestial City. Bunyan wrote this allegory while in prison as a dissenter. The book is an allegory for the Christian’s journey through life in this world and is based largely on Bunyan’s own story. The story is told as dream which Bunyan is narrating. The book itself can be very difficult to read in its original, due in large part to the author’s vocabulary; thankfully, there are very good updated versions, which allow the reader to absorb the author’s meaning. Given the distance between the author and our modern context, one of these updated texts would probably benefit most (if not all) readers. Pilgrim’s Progress is a very useful tool for reflection on the Christian life and can help anyone recognize where they are and where they need to go.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

Quincy Wheeler's Blog

Reflections on life

Jesus Monotheism: Digital

Reflections on life

The Biblical World

Reflections on life

Allan R. Bevere

Reflections on life

Quincy Wheeler's Blog

Reflections on life

Jesus Monotheism: Digital

Reflections on life

The Biblical World

Reflections on life

Allan R. Bevere

Reflections on life

%d bloggers like this: