The Pilgrim's Progress: An Illustrated Christian Classic
: Striking hand-painted illustrations and enlightening commentary bring this masterpiece to life. Penned from Bunyan's jail cell, The Pilgrim's Progress evocatively depicts a story of struggle, perseverance, and faith. With annotations and art throughout, this edition invites you to discover...
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Striking hand-painted illustrations and enlightening commentary bring this masterpiece to life. Penned from Bunyan's jail cell, The Pilgrim's Progress evocatively depicts a story of struggle, perseverance, and faith. With annotations and art throughout, this edition invites you to discover anew the richness and nuance of this beloved classic.
Originally written for the everyman, John Bunyan's Christian classic has since found its way into the libraries of scholars and universities as well-a true masterpiece for the ages. Its historical richness, eloquent symbolism, and stunning prose have withstood the test of time, and this new edition helps readers appreciate the timeless beauty found in Bunyan's words.
For longstanding fans of Bunyan's tale, or for those encountering it for the first time, this illustrated edition offers new beauty and insight. Fans of the text will love the gorgeous hand-painted scenes at the start of each chapter, and readers will gain a deeper understanding of the allegory from the annotations embedded across every chapter of this classic tale.
The Pilgrim's Progress has inspired readers across the centuries to persevere in their faith. Since its publication in 1678, this book has been translated into more than 200 languages. It's a worldwide bestseller, second only to the Bible, and it has become a hallmark among scholars and theologians around the globe. A staple for any home library!
John Bunyan (1628-1688) was born in Elstow, England, and his life was spared twice in his early years, something he believed God had done for a special purpose. In November 1660, when Bunyan arrived to preach in the little town of Lower Samsell, he was informed that a warrant had been issued for his arrest. Unwilling to denounce his Christian faith and his calling to the ministry, he was imprisoned for twelve years.
Among the many writings he published during his imprisonment are The Holy City; Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners; and the most famous, The Pilgrims Progress.
After his release, he became the pastor of a church in Bedord, England and continued to write and publish stirring works that have endured through time. Among these classics are The Holy War; Bunyan's Visions of Heaven and Hell and Journey to Hell: The Life and Death of Mr. Badman.