Pilgrim's Progress is read with the greatest pleasure.- George Whitefield (1714-1770)
I find this book so full of matter, that I can seldom go through more than a page or half a page at a time. - John Newton (1725-1807)
Next to the Bible, the book that I value most is Pilgrim's Progress. I believe I have read it through at least a hundred times... Prick him anywhere, and you will find that his blood is "bibline," the very essence of the Bible flows from him. - Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
That tenderest and most theological of books is pulsating with life in every word. - J. Gresham Machen (1881-1937)
Often disguised as something that would help him, evil accompanies Christian on his journey to the Celestial City. As you walk with him, you'll begin to identify today's many religious pitfalls.
These are presented by men such as Pliable, who turns back at the Slough of Despond; and Ignorance, who believes he's a true follower of Christ when he's really only trusting in himself.
Each character represented in this allegory is intentionally and profoundly accurate in its depiction of what we see all around us, and unfortunately, what we too often see in ourselves.
But while Christian is injured and nearly killed, he eventually prevails to the end. So can you.