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Pilgrim's Progress

The original pilgrim's faith quest

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Follow the Pilgrim on His Fascinating Journey

  • Mar 30, 2010
Feel the Pilgrim's debilitating despair that causes him to leave his family and everything he knows to go on this quest.

This is one of the oldest personal quests and a fascinating read. Follow the Pilgrim as he makes his way to where he is determined to go.

I tell you, you won't be able to put it down.

How did I find out about it? I got an excerpt in a college course titled "Global Christianity," and there were two pages missing. I was so into the story that I went in search of those two pages, thinking that it would be an easy find. Well, to my surprise, this John Bunyon book is hundreds of years old and there are hundreds of translations and different versions. My own library gave me five it had in its own collection. Lucky for me, the story is well organized and it was easy for me to find the missing two pages to piece together the professor's handout. But, ah, now I had to know the Pilgrim's whole story and so it is so good that I had to tell you about.

No, I am not going to give you any details. That would spoil your journey with the Pilgrim. Still, if you have not yet read Pilgrim's Progress, do yourself a huge favor and give yourself that gift.

Pilgrim's Progress is my Easter Gift to me and it is not fattening!

PS I do care about you and if you cannot possible do a 500 page read. Cheat like me and get the juvenile/children's version. Same good information with the blathering taken out ;=]!

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When I am not writing or painting or teaching, I am reading, literally hundreds of non-fiction books every year. Why? Because I love learning from other people's journeys. Authors work hard to bring … more
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The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come is a Christian allegory written by John Bunyan and published in February, 1678. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature, has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print. Bunyan began his work while in the Bedfordshire county gaol for violations of the Conventicle Act, which prohibited the holding of religious services outside the auspices of the established Church of England. Early Bunyan scholars like John Brown believed The Pilgrim's Progress was begun in Bunyan's second shorter imprisonment for six months in 1675, but more recent scholars like Roger Sharrock believe that it was begun during Bunyan's initial, more lengthy imprisonment from 1660-1672 right after he had written his spiritual autobiography, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners.

The English text comprises 108,260 words and is divided into two parts, each reading as a continuous narrative with no chapter divisions.

The first part was completed in 1677 and entered into the stationers' register on December 22, 1677. It was licensed and entered in the "Term Catalogue" on February 18, 1678, which is looked upon as the date of first publication. After the first edition of the first part in 1678, an expanded edition, with additions written after Bunyan was freed, appeared in 1679. The Second Part appeared in 1684. There were eleven editions ...

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ISBN-10: 0192834002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Date Published: June 25, 1998

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