Sunday, April 5, 2015

Pilgrim's Progress - A Book Review

Pilgrim's Progress is a classic that is just as powerful today as it was when it was first written in 1678.   If you are like me though, you have struggled with the reading of this beloved book.  The way we speak has changed a lot through the years and sometimes picking up a book from a different time period can be challenging to read.

I am excited to tell you about the new publication of Pilgrim's Progress.  It is updated, in Modern English, but still has the original illustrations.  This made such a huge difference for me.  What an enjoyable read it was!  I did find myself, especially at the beginning, comparing it to the original text.  I wanted to see for myself how much it was changed and amazingly, very little.  It's tweaked just enough to make it easy to read for today's readers.

Another very unique feature about this new publication is the Bible verses that are added to the text.  I'm not talking about just a Bible reference either.  Entire verses including where they are found in the Bible are throughout the whole book.  For example:

In my dream, I saw a man clothed with rags standing in a certain place, with his face turned from his own house.  In his hand he held a book, and he bore a great burden upon his back.  (For my iniquities are gone over my head; as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me. -Psalm 38:4) 

This was such an amazing aspect for me.  It enriched the reading in such a spiritual way.  I applaud whoever came up with the idea to do this.  I'm sure it took a lot of work and study, but it was well worth it.

Pilgrim's Progress is not a quick read.  It is something to be savored.  To be meditated upon.  I found myself reading some of the lines/paragraphs more than once.  Then I would sit and close my eyes and think on it.  If you allow it, it can speak volumes to your heart.  What an encouragement for the Child of God!  I would highly recommend reading this account of Pilgrim's Progress and feel your life will be enriched deeply in doing so.

If you would like to purchase a copy of this publication for yourself you can do so by clicking HERE.

***This book was provided to me by Aneko Press in exchange for my honest review.

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