This is the enthralling account of a Christian's epic journey. With a burden on his back, Christian reads a book that tells him that the city in which he and his family dwell will be set ablaze. Christian flees from the City of Destruction and journeys through the Slough of Despond, the Interpreter's House, the House Beautiful, the Valley of Humiliation, the Valley of the Shadow of Death, Vanity Fair, Doubting Castle, and the Delectable Mountains, and finally reaches the Celestial City.
(P)1997 Blackstone Audiobooks; originally published in 1670, United Kingdom
Entertaining, Religous, Honest
Being a classic it has already made it's momentous mark, but it just hits home and represents our life and Jesus's plan, His love and His Saving Grace.
No one favorite.
I would have liked to, but I also realized that almost 10 hours of audio was not something I could do.
Pilgrims Progress is my all time favorite book, after the Bible. (There's a reason it's the 2nd best all time selling book, after the Bible.) It is an awesome book! And Blackstone's audiobook of it is my all-time favorite reading of Pilgrims Progress.
I could not get into to this book due to the 'old world' english. This is the first book that i could not listen to, and i have listened to over 70. After 15 mins I turned it off. Maybe if I had the time to sit down and listen to it but i listen to my audio on the go so I found this book too heavy for this stlye of listening. I have heard it is a great book but i think it is not a good book for audio.
I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.
OK - I just don't get what any non-zealot would see in this book. I choose this title because of the many good reviews I saw here and I thought, at very least, I would get an interesting historical perspective. This turned out to be a club-you-over-the-head allegory. C.S. Lewis does allegory - this is thinly veiled catechism. The rhyming was tedious, the person and place names were tedious, and the language was tedious. The only thought provoking this book did was my thinking why someone would rate this 5 stars. This does not describe the beauty and subtlety of religious faith and the real obstacles to faith, but instead a narrow, pompous, provincial, my-way-or-else view of Protestantism. Even from a historical prospective, I could not recommend this as worth the time.
What a thrill to finally know this story. At first, in part one, I thought that my natural impatience would not allow me to survive the long reading, but it was apparent that the pace was imperative to grasp the weightiness of what was happening and with the archaic language style. It was a joy.
Those who have never essayed this puritan classic will be delighted by the humour and vigour of the discourse and incident in Christian's way (part one.) Who'd-a-thunk-it? The wit that emerges from the vocalisations is a delight. Love the regional accents applied by the admirable Mr Whitfield and the earthy humanity of Bunyan himself.
Part two - Mrs Christian and family - is a little less rumbustious. By now, the metaphor has been fully developed and the tone becomes more preachy. Some of the potential sexism of the first book is redressed.
Overall, Christians in particular will find much that challenges, refreshes and inspires in this faithful and imaginative dramatisation.
"bunyan's great book"
excellent book, moving and inspiring, much easier to follow by listening. Though I need to get a paper copy as well. If you are a Christian I recommend this.
"The Pilgrim's Progress"
Well what is there to say about this timeless classic that hasn't already been said?
It is an excellent story especially when one considers how the story was written, that is by a man imprisoned for his faith. Imprisoned because his expression of his Christian faith was opposed by the established church of his day.
Four hundred years forwards and in many countries people are still suffering for following Jesus as the Holy Spirit leads.
The Pilgrim's Progress is as relevant today as when first written.
I initially bought the paperback of this book, but never got round to reading it, and I'm glad in the end I listened to it, as the archaic language would probably have made me put it down. I enjoyed the tale, and although it is not perhaps deep in literary technique, character development, etc that we generally expect from books, I would recommend it to any Christian who will understand the allegory and analogy from the Bible.
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