The Pilgrim's Progress

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New Leaf Publishing Group, 2005 - Fiction - 860 pages
John Bunyan s famous work, The Pilgrim's Progress is, next to the Bible, the most popular book ever published. It has been widely distributed the world over since originally published in the 17th century. But many aren t familiar with the story in it s original form or it s famous author and his life story. Master Books is now making available this exquisite reproduction of this 125-year-old historical compilation manuscript in it s original 860-page entirety. This masterpiece will become an instant family heirloom, introducing entire generations to the pilgrims spiritual journey to truth. This hardcover edition was originally published in 1876. Over 125 years later, Master Books has re-created this valuable and rare heirloom with today s modern technology, but kept the original look and feel by painstakingly scanning in high-resolution every page of this 860-page tome - historic look and all! The Pilgrim s Progress appears in the original large print inside this new edition, creating an easier reading experience for all ages. Not since the 19th century, has this collection of Bunyan Classics been available or accessible to anyone and everyone today. This classic edition has been painstakingly reproduced in it s complete form and includes such rare treasures as: # John Bunyan's personal memoir # His last sermon--preached in the year 1688 # His personal account of his life before he accepted Christ # His time spent in prison for preaching # Over a dozen beautifully detailed artistic etchings that visually narrate special scenes Included Are Nine Historical Books Written By and About John Bunyan: # THE PILGRIM S PROGRESS: (Page 1 - 376) The most popular of more than sixty books published by the prolific author John Bunyan. This popular and powerful book has been published more than any other book in history, outside of the Bible. # THE HOLY WAR; (Page 377 - 684) A discourse of trial made by Shaddai upon Diabolus, for the Regaining the Metropolis of the World; or, the losing and taking again of the Town of Man-soul. # GRACE ABOUNDING TO THE CHIEF OF SINNERS; (Page 685 - 688) A detailed and faithful account of the Life of John Bunyan including his imprisonment, recovery and conversion to becoming a faithful follower of Jesus Christ. # THE IMPRISONMENT AND RELEASE OF JOHN BUNYAN; (Page 689 - 703) --includes dialgoue with Dr. Lindale and the Justices; examination by the Justices, and by Mr. Cobb, the clerk of the peace; interview with his wife and Judge Hale. # BUNYAN S DYING SAYINGS (Page 704 - 767) --Of sin; of affliction; repentance and coming to Christ; of prayer; Lord s day and daily duties; love of the world; of suffering; death and judgment; the joys of heaven and torments of hell. # CHRISTIAN BEHAVIOUR; (Page 768 - 800) thoughts concerning true Christianity and how to walk so as to please God. # THE BARREN FIG-TREE; (Page 801 - 830) thoughts concerning the doom and downfall of a fruitless life and the signs by which such miserable mortals may be known. # BUNYAN S LAST SERMON (Page 831 - 834) -Preached, July, 1688, from John 1:3. THE WATER OF LIFE; (Page 835 - 860) A discourse presenting the richness and glory of the Grace and spirit of the Gospel."
 

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The allegory's in this book are amazing. I was very busy when reading this book so it became strenuous after a while. I would not even bother reading it unless you look at the references in the back ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gordon - Goodreads

I felt like this was a book that I had to read given its historical importance/popularity. It was not particularly edifying, and frankly paints a fairly dreary view of what it means to be a Christian ... Read full review

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Page 56 - Samuel, and of the prophets: who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

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John Bunyan was born in Elstow, Bedfordshire, England, in 1628. He learned to read and write at the village school and was prepared to follow his father's trade as a brazier when the English Civil War broke out in 1644 and he was drafted into the Parliamentary army. His military service brought him into contact with Oliver Cromwell's Puritan troops. Beginning in 1648, Bunyan suffered a crisis in religious faith that lasted for several years. He turned to the Nonconformist church in Bedford to sustain him during this period. His first writings were attacks against the Quakers. Then Charles II was restored to the throne and Bunyan was arrested for conducting services not in accordance with the Church of England. He spent 12 years in jail. During this time, he wrote his autobiography, Grace Abounding, in which he described his spiritual struggle and growth. During his last years in prison, Bunyan began his most famous work, The Pilgrim's Progress, a two-part allegorical tale of the character Christian and his journey to salvation. Part I was published in 1678 and Part II in 1684. The second part deals with the spiritual journey of Christian's wife and sons, as they follow in his footsteps. With its elements of the folktale tradition, The Pilgrim's Progress became popular immediately. Well into the nineteenth century it was a book known to almost every reader in England and New England, second in importance only to the Bible. So great was the book's influence that it even plays a major role in Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott. Such expressions as "the slough of despond" and "vanity fair" have become part of the English language. Bunyan's other works include The Life and Death of Mr. Badman and The Holy War. He also wrote A Book for Boys and Girls, verses on religious faith for children. Bunyan died in London on August 31, 1688.

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