Guest Book Review: Pilgrim’s Progress

A few weeks ago when I mentioned my mom’s upcoming surgery and suggested that some guest book reviews would be nice, Spencer R. kindly submitted several for use here on Leah’s Bookshelf. Because this review has been posted previously on his blog, I’m just going to post a  teaser here and give you the link to his posts. (The reason for this is that Google assumes identical content on two websites indicates plagiarism, and both sites are less likely to get a good rank in a Goggle search.) Enjoy Spencer’s review and be sure to leave a comment for him here or on his site.

Pilgrin's Progress

I recently read John Bunyan’s classic allegory The Pilgrim’s Progress as part of my ‘Great Books’ curriculum for school. Bunyan wrote it while he was imprisoned for not conforming to the state church’s practices in the early 1670’s. It was one of the first times I had read a book that was from that time period so the old English was somewhat of a stretch for me, but I was still able to appreciate his message in the book. One of my favorite parts of the book was the way Bunyan represents death.

Read more on What John Bunyan Teaches us about Death in The Pilgrim’s Progress

How many of you have read Pilgrim’s Progress? What was your favorite part of the story? Have you read any of Bunyan’s other works?

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2 Comments

  1. Hank

     /  July 11, 2014

    Great book! I really enjoyed this one.

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  2. Hanna R

     /  July 17, 2014

    I have read “Pilgrim’s Progress” and really enjoyed it, but I have not read any of John Bunyan’s other works. I have also read an abridged version called “Little Pilgrim’s Progress” by Helen L. Taylor. I enjoyed “Pilgrim’s Progress” but I’m not sure what my favorite part was. I wish it wasn’t true, but I think I like the abridged version better! I don’t usually like abridged things, so I don’t know why I enjoyed this one so much. I think it’s because I can better understand the personalities and feelings of the characters in it than in the full version.

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