Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Pilgrim's Progress

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of reading John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress knows how powerful that book is. I remember before I had ever encountered it hearing so many Christians of today and yesteryear speak of how wonderful the book was and seemingly accurate it was to the Christian journey. I used to think that I didn't have time for fiction. I wanted to get into the thick of reality and truth that I couldn't bring myself to spend time on a book like this. Boy was I wrong! Jesus used parables and stories for a reason, and Bunyan (who wrote this from his jail cell) was a master storyteller. In my opinion, this book is simply the best allegorical fiction that has ever been written. I was fortunate enough to experience the book through the dramatic version from Answers in Genesis, as shown in the photo. There they bring everything to life as if it were a movie. The emotions of the characters and the overall sound effects bring the book to life. I can't say enough how much this book has helped me to view (and review) my own life.

There is a reason that it is the #1 best-selling book of all time, other than the Bible. I encourage anyone who has never read this book to either grab a copy and find yourself engulfed in the characters Bunyan so eloquently portrays. There are so many versions out there, original or contemporary vernacular, movies, audio sets, etc. Though if I were to recommend any version I would say get yourself a copy of this audio version from AIG (HERE), you won't regret it. I promise.

1 comment:

Damian M. Romano said...

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