Pilgrims Progress - John Bunyan (Paperback)

In Today's English

Product Details

Barcode
9780802465207
Department
Books
Released
1 Jun 1971
Supply Source
USA

Book

Authors
John Bunyan
James Thomas
Subtitle
In Today's English
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Moody Pub
Language
English
Number of Pages
256
Dimensions
191 x 133 x 19mm (181g)

Annotation

Retells in modern English the classic allegorical tale of Christian and Christina's journey to the Celestial City

Summary

  • The best allegory ever written is rewritten in modern English, making it clearer and more forceful to the modern reader.

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Religious
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
Library Subject 2
Christian life - Allegorical tale
Dewey Classification
823/.4

Inside Flap

"Now, as they approached, Mr. Greatheart drew his sword to defend the women and children..."

Feel like the only person with struggles in the Christian life?  Wonder if anyone else has traveled the same road?  Millions of Christians have cherished John Bunyan's allegorical tale of the journey Christian and Christiana made to the Celestial City.  Written in the 1600s, this immortal classic is now available in a modern-day, understandable text.

Christian leaves his home in the City of Destruction and begins a long journey to the Celestial City.  His adventure is full of encounters with interesting people such as Faithful, Hopeful, and Ignorance.  Traveling through places such as Vanity Fair and the Valley of the Shadow of Death, he reaches his heavenly home but learns rich lessons during the journey.  The story has immediate application to everyday life.

Later on, Christian's wife, Christiana, decides to join her husband in the Celestial City.  As she travels, Christiana comes upon a different set of people--Greatheart, Mercy, Honesty, and others.  Her story illustrates how Christians follow different paths but with the same destination--eternity with Jesus.

Author Bio

JAMES THOMAS is the author of Pilgrim s Progress in Today s English. He is now at home with his Lord. JOHN BUNYAN (1628-1688) was a Puritan preacher and writer in England. Bunyan had very little schooling. He followed his father in the tinker's trade, and served in the parliamentary army from 1644 to 1647. In 1655, Bunyan became a deacon and began preaching. He experienced marked success from the start and was the pastor of the Bedford church.

Bunyan is the author of The Pilgrim's Progress which he wrote in 1676 while imprisoned for preaching without a license. His numerous other titles include Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners and Holy War.