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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Scenes and characters from Pilgrim's Progress

Posted by Gary on October 24, 2005

It is my intention as time allows to periodically post thoughts concerning scenes and characters from John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. If you have never read Pilgrim’s Progress I can only say, "What are you waiting for?" This book has dramatically effected my life in many ways. God has used it to show me what the Christian life is. In particular He has shown me things I have experienced in the past and did not understand at the time. He has also shown me what I should expect in the future as I head toward the Celestial City.

A group from my church read and discussed Pilgrim’s Progress throughout the summer, the discussion times were so rich and helpful. It was a joy to see some of my congregants exposed to the deep truths contained in this book for the first time. Spurgeon said that he read Pilgrim’s Progress 100 times, I don’t doubt it; allusions to it show up in his sermons all the time.

I cannot urge you enough to read Pilgrim’s Progress. If you struggle with old style English than find an updated version although I must tell you you will loose much as many of them leave out sections in an attempt to be more brief than the original. If you’re game read the original and keep a dictionary handy, the gain is worth the effort.

If you have a favorite character or special lesson you’ve learned from reading Pilgrim’s Progress I’d love to hear from you.

Comments

2 Responses to “Scenes and characters from Pilgrim's Progress”
  1. geri says:

    Gary, I like the way you have written about great-heart.It was easy to read. and it really got my attention.thanks

    mamabear

  2. Gary says:

    Dear Mom,
    I am glad you found it helpful, I’m planning to do more of these scenes from Pilgrim’s Progress, have you ever read it?

    Love,

    Gary

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