John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress

John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress


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National Book Award finalist and two-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary D. Schmidt recaptures the classic tale of one man's spiritual journey in this contemporary retelling of John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, masterfully illustrated with watercolors by artist Barry Moser.

Here again is the tale of Christian's epic trek from the City of Destruction to the Heavenly Palaces - of the pitfalls that threaten to waylay him and the graces that strengthen him along the way. Matching Bunyan's flare for storytelling and vivid imagery, Gary Schmidt's new narrative also echoes the style of writers like J.R.R. Tolkien, Dante, Sir Thomas Browne, E.M. Forster, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Even after three centuries, this odyssey of faith and human perseverance continues to inspire readers today - and now Schmidt's engaging retelling will delight and stir the imaginations of a new generation of pilgrims.

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ISBN-13: 9780802853462
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Pages: 189
Sales rank: 152,654
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 18 Years

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John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Belinda39 More than 1 year ago
Pilgrim's Progress is a really great book. It has a message for both chilren and young adult readers. This book could easily connect to anyone's life. The struggle's that the main character Christian goes through are so familiar to people's everyday lives in general. He mentions so often in the beginning of the book how burdened he is and how he just wants peace. Who can't relate to this whether it's a child, young adult or adult. Whether it's homework, work or life everyone has some kind of burden. According to other reviews this book as been read in Sunday school classrooms, used to help in classroom management and just for self improvement. Anyone seeking self peace, I would recommend this novel as a guide.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was already familiar with this book through my sister's retelling as a child. However, I loved and remembered the story into adulthood and wanted to find a copy. The original version is wordy and more difficult to process because understanding the language is more than half the work. I am so appreciative of this children's version. The story is a gorgeous analogy of the walk we Christians take with our Lord. It is moving in its entirety and gives such hope as to the faithfulness of God. It is a children's version but quite appropriate for adults too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read this book to my three children, each of whom loved it. I've also read it to Sunday School classes, an episode each week. The episode involving Apollyon is a great story to read for Halloween season. The best reason to read it to a class? The story and action are absorbing, and as a result I find the book is the best class management tool I have. The main reason to read it, of course, is that the book teaches the main outlines of a theology of salvation that mainline churches seldom emphasize today.