The Pilgrim's Progress - From This World to That Which Is to Comeby John Bunyan
The Pilgrim's Progress - From This World To That Which Is To Come - By John Bunyan - ILLUSTRATED BY JOHN GlLBERT - Veneration for the memory of Bunyan has stimnlated the Editors most anxious care to make this edition a correct foe simile of what the Author himself published. Most of the notes are extracted from his other works, and throw n light upon those few passages which have proved difficult to young persons - The certificate which was to be carried beyond the grave to the gates of the celestial city the meaning of the lions the House Reautiful-the giants-the light with Apollyon-passage tirough deaths dark vrilley in tile nlitlst of the pilogimage, and many other adventures easily understood by the experienced Christian. In the Notes the extracts are numbered in conformity with the only correct list of Bunyans whole works arranged in chronological order as they were pblished. This list will be found on the last page of the Memoir. They amount to the qmazmg number of sixty distinct treatises, among which most admirable and uaeful pmdnctions, it would indeed be difficult to mark those which are the most striking. To render this invaluable book a blessing to the millions, by publishing it at a very moderate price, has necessarily much abridged the notes and the memoir. This humble effort to promote the interests of the Redeemers kingdom is dolicated to the youthful inquirer after the wicket-gate and the eelestial city, by their devoted friend. THE history of mankind does not furnish so remarkable a memoir as that of the prince of allegorists. From the most degraded state in the ranks of human nature, he was, by divine tuition, fitted to become an exalted minister of the gospel, a Christian hero, exhibiting that mighty conquesi over sin and death by which the portals of life are opened to exquisite enjoyment and to an infinite and eternal extent. Born in deep poverty, left to run wild in demoralizing excesses, a ring-leader in vice, and a very curse to society he was arrested by the stings of conscience, fixed and rankling in his heart. In vain were his efforts to smother his convictions, that he might rush on to perdition. The might my hand of God was upon him, curbing his wild propensities, and converting the poor blaspllemer into the energetic proclaimer of salvation, through the merits of the Redeemer. His whole career is beautifully portrayed by the Psalmist,- Ye have lien among the pots, discoloured by smolce and soot, Yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove, covered with silver and her feathers with yellow gold. The bright and beautiful plumage of an eastern dove, glistening interchangeably as with polished silver and burnished gold. The seventeenth century was a most eventful and important............
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I had been searching for an 'authentic' translation of Pilgrim's Progress when I stumbled upon Cheryl V. Ford's unabridged, modern version of this terrific book. This particular translation includes many margin notes which are helpful in the full understanding of such a powerful work
I loved it !! Its a great book for young and old! Its' awsome!! It's the perfect book too teach christians how to handel the trials that come into their lives. Read it . . . it will do you good!! God Bless! ~ Cerasi =)
I've wanted to finish the Old English, original version of John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress this year. I've finally done it. I have to admit, there were some tough times trying to get through this version. Case in point: "...for there was now no let in their way, no, not there where but now they were stopped with a pit." That one made the kids chuckle. But making it through the entire book was worth it. Knowing the context in which this wonderful allegory was written and experiencing that humble tinker painting pictures in my mind using beautiful language is worth every page. Some have said that The Pilgrim's Progress is the most widely read book of all time, next to the Bible. If you take the time to read through it, you'll understand why. Bunyan knew the human heart well, he knew the struggles of living the Christian life well and he knew the many different strengths and weaknesses of God's people, even after they are saved. He captured these things throughout this work and the story comes across not only highly entertaining and engaging, but also instructive and encouraging. If you have ever wanted to read this 17th century classic, but are scared or turned off by some of the archaic language, I would highly recommend Edward Hazelbaker's modern English version. It has excellent retention of the original flow of thought, but includes great cross references and thorough explanatory notes at the end of each chapter.