The Pilgrim's Progress

The Pilgrim's Progress

This famous story of man's progress through life in search of salvation remains one of the most entertaining allegories of faith ever written. Set against realistic backdrops of town and country, the powerful drama of the pilgrim's trials and temptations follows him in his harrowing journey to the Celestial City. Along a road filled with monsters and spiritual terrors, Chri This famous story of man's progress through life in search of salvation remains one of the most entertaining allegories...

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Title:The Pilgrim's Progress
Author:John Bunyan
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:The Pilgrim's Progress
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:324 pages pages

The Pilgrim's Progress Reviews

  • El
    Aug 06, 2015
    (I read this book as part of a reading project I have undertaken with some other nerdy friends in which we read The Novel: A Biography and some of the other texts referenced by Schmidt.) It took me from Aug 6 to today to read the first half of the book. And then I read the second ha...
  • Stephen
    Sep 01, 2007
    simply amazing. There is a reason why many literary critics consider this the best Christian book/read next to the Bible. This book although not a difficult read compared to other literary classics will definitely challenge you with its many allegories and metaphors of the Christian li...
  • Paul
    Aug 27, 2007
    I read this book during my second deployment to Iraq as well and it took me quite a while to finish it. I had seen this book referenced often and I wanted to read it on my own. The overall consensus is that it is a very compelling book and will pull at your soul's emotional strings wit...
  • Paul Bryant
    Apr 23, 2012
    In the dawn of the day Reader began his quest for the Great Denoument with a glad heart, his countenance suffused by the Joy of Literature Yet Unread and unburthened by Mercantile Drear. He knew he should soon pass threw Goodreads City which was said to be very Malevolent yet still he ...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Nov 30, 2010
    991. The pilgrim's progress, John Bunyan (1628 - 1688) The Pilgrim's Progress from This World, to That Which Is to Come is a 1678 Christian allegory written by John Bunyan. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature, has been translated into mo...
  • Ryan
    Mar 02, 2008
    So you know when you hear that Citizen Kane is the best movie ever because of how revolutionary it was during its time period, and then you watch it and you realize that the key phrase is "during its time period"? Well, reading Pilgrim's Progress is likely to leave many with the same f...
  • John
    Feb 05, 2014
    I first read Bunyan's masterpiece in college. It was lost on my youth. Being groomed by some thoughtful literature professors who had an allergic reaction to allegory I found the book dull on every level. I thought it was trite, preachy, simplistic, and didn't connect with it on an emo...
  • C.
    Sep 21, 2008
    I must say that I struggled rather with this book; I continually procrastinated from picking it up, and even when I actually got around to reading it, it was frankly pretty boring. Nonetheless, I'm sure it's a much better book than I give it credit for; context is all, so don't come ba...
  • Jessica
    Sep 05, 2008
    The Pilgrim's Progress is a wonderful work written by a 17th-century Puritan, John Bunyan, from his prison cell in a time of persecution. J.C. Ryle wrote of this book, ?I do not doubt that the one volume of Pilgrim?s Progress, written by a man who knew hardly any book but his...
  • Emily
    Aug 31, 2009
    This isn't easy for me to do, but I admit it. I give up. I can't make myself slog through this anymore. I picked this up as part of my ongoing project to read classics I've somehow missed out on in the first 31 years of my life. Also, an old friend listed it as one of her 20 Most Me...
  • Adam
    Sep 05, 2012
    The Pilgrim's Progress, or Christianity for Dummies by John Bunyan. So... John Bunyan was a crazy and apparently exceedingly stupid man who wrote one of the most popular books ever in the Western literary tradition. I write of this book, obviously. The book's popularity and even its...
  • K.D. Absolutely
    Jan 16, 2010
    Fascinating allegory about man?s search for salvation. The fact that this was first published in 1678 by John Bunyan (1628-1688) and its message still rings true up to now makes this an appropriate read for those who believe in life after death. The only problem is that if you hate c...
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    Oct 09, 2009
    I have a few versions of this on my shelves from the nicely bound hard back to paper backs I can hand out (you know "loan"). This is (as I'm sure most already know) an allegorical journey depicting the struggles of living the Christian life. John Bunyan was a Baptist imprisoned when...
  • Alex
    Jan 09, 2015
    Pilgrim's Progress is about two delusional assholes wandering around being dicks to people, so it's basically a takeoff of Don Quixote. But the dreaming narrator seems unconscious of the fact that the pilgrims are both jerks. I suppose it's possible that they're not supposed to be jerk...
  • Lise Petrauskas
    Nov 15, 2014
    Oh, Pilgrim's Progress, how glad I am that I have finally read you and that I'll never have to read you again. Thank you for being shorter and easier to read than I was expecting. Little Women (obvious references) and The Lord of the Rings (not so obvious), both books I've loved since ...
  • Bradley
    Apr 25, 2018
    Classic Christain Allegory from a contemporary of Milton? Or an upbeat adventure fantasy with monster slaying, epic quests, moral quandaries, and much deceit? It's very easy to fall back on this as a tool for moral teaching especially since the lessons being learned are all in the ...
  • Ian "Marvin" Graye
    Apr 23, 2012
    A Response to Paul Bryant's Review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... Mr. Honest Then it came to pass a while after, that there was a post in the town that inquired for Mr. Honest Paul Bryant. So he came to the house where he was, and delivered to his hand these l...
  • Shantelle
    Nov 01, 2011
    This great classic, The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, was actually different than I expected. After reading the "children's version" for school when I was younger, I was picturing something decidedly more lighthearted and adventurous. But nonetheless, this was a good read! In t...
  • Jan-Maat
    Feb 08, 2012
    We used to sing He who would true valour see at my secondary modern school. In fact it was the only song we'd ever sing in school assemblies. We'd sing it in dire, dirge like manner, deep in the Slough of Despond of that Vanity Fair of adolescent school days and not like the hero who w...
  • David Sarkies
    Apr 11, 2015
    7 things you probably knew about Pilgrim's Progress 22 April 2015 Well, I will have to thank the Classics of the Western Canon discussion group for selecting Pilgrim's Progess for this month's read because otherwise it would have continued to sit on my shelf until such a time as I...
  • Jonathan Terrington
    Sep 15, 2011
    I'd wanted to write this review a while ago. However since I can't write it then I'll have to write it now. The Pilgrim's Progress is one of the most famous examples of allegory and also one of the most popular books ever published. I've heard that at one time it was as common to...
  • Teresa Proença
    Sep 04, 2017
    A minha fé que este fosse um livro do meu agrado era nula mas - antes de ler um outro livro, que lhe faz algumas alusões - entreguei-me ao sacrifício. A partir do meio, estava estafada. Estas penitências custam-me muito. "O segredo da felicidade. O poder da fé. A força libert...
  • Amy
    Oct 28, 2012
    Third time through, finally found an audio version we love! My fourth child will start this in the fall. Love it and highly recommend because of the great discussion. ...
  • M.K. Aneal
    Sep 26, 2012
    One of my favorite books!!! ...
  • Roy Lotz
    Jul 18, 2013
    Midway upon the journey between my home and work did I open the case of my kindle, and in that case I did there find a kindle. Then, I turned this kindle on and lo! what there did I find? The Pilgrim?s Progress. And so mine eyes began to read the screen. Thus, I did set upon another ...
  • Brian
    Jan 31, 2016
    I first heard of this book in Bible college. Today Christianity offers many opposing viewpoints and brings confusion and arguments to many. To those who hunger for and seek truth I understand the difficulty. I had my own journey and had to fail and become desperate before I found the r...
  • Annie
    Jul 17, 2017
    Reads like satire, but just... isn't? I feel like it's mocking itself but I really don't think it is? It's just really hard to take this book seriously. It's incredibly dated, mind-numbingly boring, and obscenely moralizing. This book felt like my entire childhood of nuns making me...
  • Olivia
    Jan 26, 2016
    What a powerful book that is still effective today. I loved seeing the details of each character and comparing them to myself. There is power in this story...so much of it includes Scripture and the truths spoke deeply to me. This book I highly recommend and endorse! ...
  • Nazanin
    Jun 13, 2018
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  • R.A.
    Sep 24, 2017
    {2nd read} This is a good book!!! The whole book was great, but I've always loved the last bit the best. When Christian and Hopeful read the Celestial City! It's so wonderful and amazing! And that small part when Ignorance arrives - from riding the rowboat across the river - I a...