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Pilgrim's Progress In Modern English (Updated) (Pure Gold Classics) Paperback – February 1, 2000
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Access to Bunyan's scripture references gives the serious reader the opportunity to better his or her understanding of Bunyan's work while Hazelbaker's references and annotations also compliment the text. Hazelbaker, for example, elaborates on the importance of the seal that a Shining One (an angel) places upon Christian's forehead and on the Document given to him. Hazelbaker also offers his audience a clear and detailed understanding of the "Family" that resides in the palace called Beautiful. The reader will appreciate Hazelbaker's explanation of Bunyan's reference to "the goods of Rome" at Vanity Fair and why it would have been significant to the first readers of The Pilgrim's Progress. Hazelbaker also takes the time to explain to the reader why he uses the word "coat" for "bosom." These are only a few of the many helpful annotations Hazelbaker includes in his work.
In studying Hazelbaker's translation I referred to an early edition of Bunyan's several times.Read more ›
John Bunyon's insight on going through troubles and trials is inspiring. He points out that although we may think we are taking the "easy road" off the "Path of the Way" which is uphill, it ends up taking us to a dark, dreary, dangerous place instead. If we persevere with "Faith" and "Hopeful" up the hill, we will eventually reach the top of the mountain in our Christian Journey with God by our side. I highly recommend this book to EVERYONE not just people who call themselves Christians...For it is a book filled with powerful lessons all can learn from.
However, since beginning to really read it, I have found I was completely wrong. This is one of the most influential and captivating books I have ever read. The powerful allusions to the Bible are abundant and threaded in carefully. It paints a vivid picture of the Christian life and the struggles, temptations, and tests that come with that path.
Although it was mostly written for Christians, I am sure that this book can be enjoyable to almost anyone. To Christians, however, it is an encouragement. It helps you remember that there is a reason to press on and that you're not in it alone.
This book is an amazing illustration of a classic allegory. It is uplifting and inspiring. I am truly happy I read it.
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The Pilgrims Progress is a timeless classic. A must for any Christian who desires to walk more closely with Christ.Published 12 days ago by Pittsburghgal
A true classic in easy reading terms. I own a 1824 copy of Pilgrims Progress that I don't read because of its age, so I purchased this copy to read. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dr. Dad
I LOVE this classic story of the Christian experience! In the modern English, it reads really easy but the impact of the message is totally intact. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Janet
A classic characterization of the Christian walk. This allegory reveals man's sinful tendencies as exposed in the various characters Christian encounters on the pilgrim's path.Published 7 months ago by Judith Butler
Classic. Should be read multiple times by every professing Christ-follower. Very convicting!Published 8 months ago by Terra Fisk
My son used this for a literature class. The modern language made it so much more enjoyable for him to read and easier to get the message Mr. Bunyan was trying to get across.Published 9 months ago by curlygirl