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THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS
     

THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS

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by John Bunyan
 

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CHRISTIAN CONFIDES IN HIS WIFE _Frontispiece_

PAGE
EVANGELIST POINTS TO WICKET-GATE 15

CHRISTIAN BEFORE THE CROSS 50

CHRISTIAN AND FAITHFUL JOIN COMPANY 89

HOPEFUL AND CHRISTIAN

Overview

CHRISTIAN CONFIDES IN HIS WIFE _Frontispiece_

PAGE
EVANGELIST POINTS TO WICKET-GATE 15

CHRISTIAN BEFORE THE CROSS 50

CHRISTIAN AND FAITHFUL JOIN COMPANY 89

HOPEFUL AND CHRISTIAN 129

ATHEIST LAUGHING AT CHRISTIAN AND HOPEFUL 170

CHRISTIANA'S BOYS BEGAN TO EAT 231

TURN-AWAY RESISTING EVANGELIST 357




THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS


PART I




CHAPTER I.


As I walked through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain
place where was a den,[1] and laid me down in that place to sleep; and
as I slept, I dreamed a dream. I dreamed, and behold, I saw a man
clothed with rags, standing in a certain place, with his face from his
own house, a book in his hand, and a great burden upon his back. I
looked, and saw him open the book, and read therein; and as he read, he
wept and trembled; and, not being able longer to contain, he brake out
with a lamentable cry, saying, "What shall I do?"

[1] Bedford jail, in which Bunyan was twelve years a prisoner.

In this plight, therefore, he went home, and restrained himself as long
as he could, that his wife and children should not perceive his
distress; but he could not be silent long, because that his trouble
increased. Wherefore at length he brake his mind to his wife and
children; and thus he began to talk to them: "Oh my dear wife," said he,
"and you my sweet children, I, your dear friend, am in myself undone by
reason of a burden that lieth hard upon me; moreover, I am told to a
certainty that this our city will be burned with fire from heaven; in
which fearful overthrow, both myself, with thee, my wife, and you, my
sweet babes, shall miserably come to ruin, except some way of escape
can be found whereby we may be delivered." At this all his family were
sore amazed; not for that they believed that what he had said to them
was true, but because they thought that some frenzy or madness had got
into his head; therefore, it drawing towards night, and they hoping that
sleep might settle his brain, with all haste they got him to bed. But
the night was as troublesome to him as the day; wherefore, instead of
sleeping, he spent it in sighs and tears. So when the morning was come,
they would know how he did. He told them, Worse and worse: he also set
to talking to them again; but they began to be hardened. They also
thought to drive away his madness by harsh and surly treatment of him:
sometimes they would ridicule, sometimes they would chide, and sometimes
they would quite neglect him. Wherefore he began to retire himself to
his chamber, to pray for and pity them, and also to sorrow over his own
misery; he would also walk solitary in the fields, sometimes reading,
and sometimes praying; and thus for some days he spent his time.

[Sidenote: CHRISTIAN'S DISTRESS OF MIND]

Now, I saw, upon a time, when he was walking in the fields, that he was
(as he was wont) reading in his book, and greatly distressed in his
mind; and as he read, he burst out as he had done before, crying, "What
shall I do to be saved?"

I saw also that he looked this way and that way, as if he would run; yet
he stood still, because (as I perceived) he could not tell which way to
go. I looked then, and saw a man named Evangelist coming to him, who
asked, "Wherefore dost thou cry?"

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014515894
Publisher:
SAP
Publication date:
04/15/2012
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
237 KB

Meet the Author

John Bunyan (1628-1688) was an English writer and Baptist preacher best known for his Christian allegory The Pilgrim’s Progress. He wrote more than 60 books and tracts in total. Buynan spent many years in prison because of his faith, and it was during this time that he began writing The Pilgrim’s Progress. Part One was published in 1678; Part Two in 1684.

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THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In a world where there is no right or wrong christian finds eternal life. Though he goes threw many triles and hardships he makes it to the collestial city. JESUS LIVES!!!! This is a must read!!!!!!!
paulDare More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every one encounters people who teach us something in this life..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book for my 7th grade book report. I love this book! It is a must read for EVERYONE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a definiteley must read if it changed my life it can change yours too!
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