Pilgrims Progress: In Today's English
James H. Thomas retells Bunyan's classic in modern English to appeal to present-day readers. Some details from the original have been omitted and a few characters have been changed or added new to speed up the tempo of the story. The message remains unchanged for current generations to enjoy and consider. 256 pgs, pb.
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.