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by John Bunyan

Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Then I started to read it, in the prologue there is a note from some priest who has taken it upon himself to pare down the book by removing all of the "sermons" that he believes slow the story down. While that is fine for some people who may prefer this pared down version, it should be advertised up front as "abridged", which it is not. Had I known I was getting a much less meaningful version of the book, I would never have purchased it, which is why I rated it as 1 star.

The Pilgrim's Progress

Pilgrim's Progress is a classic that is just as powerful today as it was when it was first written in If you are like me though, you have struggled with the reading of this beloved book. The way we speak now has changed a lot through the years and sometimes picking up a book from a different time period can be challenging to read.

I am excited to tell you about the new publication of Pilgrim's Progress. It is updated, in Modern English, but still has the original illustrations. This made such a huge difference for me. What an enjoyable read it was! I did find myself, especially at the beginning, comparing it to the original text.

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I wanted to see for myself how much it was changed and amazingly, very little. It's tweaked just enough to make it easy to read for today's readers. Another very unique feature about this new publication is the Bible verses that are added to the text. I'm not talking about just a Bible reference either.

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Entire verses including where they are found in the Bible are throughout the whole book. In my dream, I saw a man clothed with rags standing in a certain place, with his face turned from his own house.

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In his hand he held a book, and he bore a great burden upon his back. For my iniquities are gone over my head; as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me. It enriched the reading in such a spiritual way. I applaud whoever came up with the idea to do this. I'm sure it took a lot of work and study, but it was well worth it.

Pilgrim's Progress is not a quick read. It is something to be savored. To be meditated upon. Then I would sit and close my eyes and think on it. If you allow it, it can speak volumes to your heart. What an encouragement for the Child of God! I would highly recommend reading this account of Pilgrim's Progress and feel your life will be enriched deeply in doing so.

This is one of the better versions of the Pilgrim's Progress. The version is written in clear modern language.

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The Bible Verses are conveniently located so one can easily read and compare them to the way John Bunyan uses them in the story. The Bible verses are actually written out not just marked I have several versions of the Pilgrim's Progress, so I have read this story over and over many times. I would highly recommend this version and the one written by Barry Horner.

Both of the books have their advantages. If you have read this story before and you really didn't get anything out of it, I would suggest you buying this version and trying it again. I have gained different insights with each and every reading. Bunyan's Pilgrims in a Digital Book. I reviewed the Oxford World's Classics print version of this book back in Alas, Amazon or, probably, its software not only has not connected the reviews from that paperback to the matching OWC Kindle edition, it has left them high and dry on a duplicate product page, which claims that only used copies of the in-print paperback are available.

I can't do anything about most of the dozen or so reviews left stranded there, some of them excellent except refer you to them , but I can post a slight revision of my own treatment, concluding with some comments on how the E-book version differs from the print edition which was the point of my original plan, before I discovered the odd discrepancy.

Fortunately, neither page has obvious reviews of other editions in the mix -- a serious problem with some other pages, where in many instances one has little idea of exactly which form of the book is being reviewed. And there is considerable room for confusion. Both Kobo and Kindle offer sixty-some digital versions -- I haven't bothered to check NOOK or other formats, or count hardcovers and paperbacks, many out of print.

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John Bunyan was an astonishing man, a working-class genius who, while producing the last great medieval-style allegories in English, helped invent the English novel, apparently without intending either. The bulk of his writings fell into the obscurity of most seventeenth century theological tractates, but a few have remained current, and "The Pilgrim's Progress" has been of outstanding importance, for a variety of reasons. It was an immediate popular success, even appearing in French and Dutch editions within a few years, and being reprinted in Puritan Boston, where Bunyan's Baptist teachings would have been unwelcome.

The second and third printings contained expansions. A fraudulent "Second Part" helped motivate Bunyan to produce his own sequel , usually published with the First Part ever since. There have been separate editions, some currently available in digital form. This new set of adventures concerns the family which "Christian," the original Pilgrim, left behind in his own journey to the Celestial City.

This being an allegory, he was represented as literally following one of Christ's injunctions -- but readers aware of Bunyan's biography will recall that during his imprisonment he had, rather literally, "abandoned" his real family. The number of actual readers, in English and many other languages, certainly exceeds those of Milton, Hobbes, or Locke, possibly all of them together.

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It is also one of the most misunderstood. In his own time Bunyan was regarded as a dangerous radical; he wrote the first part of "Pilgrim's Progress" while imprisoned for defying authority by refusing to promise to give up preaching. The issue was as much political and social as religious and ecclesiastical; the post-Restoration gentry could fear, but not accept or forgive, the pretensions of a social inferior. It's very hard to put the book down once you start reading. If you like inspiration, I strongly recommend this book or any of John bunyan's books. He was a magnificent writer.

Mass Market Paperback in Good condition They are not actual photos of the physical item for sale and should not be relied upon as a basis for edition or condition. His path is straight but not easy, and he is beset by trials, including the terrible violence of the destructive Apollyon and the Giant Despair, as he pursues his pilgrimage through the Slough of Despond, the Delectable Mountains and Vanity Fair towards the Celestial City.

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In the second part of the narrative his wife, Christiana, is escorted by Great-Heart through the same difficult terrain. Written with the urgency of persecuted faith and a fiery imagination, The Pilgrim's Progress is a spiritual as well as a literary classic. This edition also includes accompanying seventeenth-century illustrations, a chronology, suggested further reading, notes and an index. It is an allegory of the Christian life of true brilliance and is presented as a dream which describes the pilgrimage of the hero - Christian - from the City of Destruction via the Slough of Despond, the Hill of Difficulty, the Valley of the Shadow of Death and Vanity Fair over the River of the Water of Life and into the Celestial City.

The adventures and perils Christian encounters on his journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City is not only a classic tale but also a vivid allegory of the Christian life. Four years later he entered a period of intense spiritual struggle chronicled in Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners , after which he emerged a new man.

He joined a Nonconformist church and began to preach. Bunyan spent many years in prison because of his faith and during this time began writing The Pilgrim's Progress. The first part was published in and the second part, together with the whole work, was published in Bunyan died in What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next hours.

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