This picture book version of the classic tale by John Bunyan is well illustrated and fun to read. It contains enough high-quality text to do the story justice, and includes all the characters originally incorporated and the primary experiences Christian must go through. The modern-looking cartoon illustrations are great, but the text stays true to the original meaning and symbolism. Retold by Tim Dowley and illustrated by Steve Smallman, this book provides a great example of Christian values and the hardship faced along the Christian journey, and is a great introduction to the classic tale. 80 pgs, pb. ~Rachel
Share the adventures and perils of Christian as he sets out on the journey of his life. On the road he meets terrifying monsters, horrible giants, a cruel judge, raging lions, and scary dark places. But he also makes good friends and at last reaches journey's end--the Celestial City. This retelling of John Bunyan's classic story helps children understand the perils and pitfalls of the Christian life.
This well-known book by John Bunyan has been translated and read all over the world. Written over three hundred years ago, it is a spectacular allegory of the Christian life. The main character, formerly known as Graceless but now called Christian, leaves the City of Destruction in order to reach the Celestial City. However, the journey is not easy, and before he gets there he will have to traverse the hill Difficulty, the Valley of the Shadow of Death, and even Vanity Fair. He meets both friends and enemies on his journey, such as Hopeful, Mercy, and the Giant Despair of Doubting Castle. A couple different editions are available, both softcover.