John Bunyan's classic allegory of English Puritanism tells of a dream in which Christian travels from this world to the next. Embarking on a journey to the Celestial City, Christian travels through Vanity-Fair, the Slough of Despond, and the Delectable Mountains and is helped and hindered by those he meets on his path, including Worldly-Wiseman, who tempts him, Faithful, who is martyred, and Hopeful, who encourages him to reach Heaven. Bunyan wrote The Pilgrim's Progress while in prison for his faith, which lends a directness and urgency to this tale, still vital centuries later.
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I enjoy listening to this story over and over. Once just isn't enough. There is too much depth to chew on, contemplate, enjoy, for only one listen. I am glad I own it. It is one of those rare classics, that listening to it at different ages of life, you get different truths from it, since as you age, your perspective develops, too. If you are one who enjoys C.S. Levis, and Jonathon Swift's Gulliver's Travels, you will likely enjoy this, also!
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