The Pilgrim's Progress: From This World to That Which Is to Come

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Crossway Books, 2009 - Fiction - 240 pages
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Forty all-new, full-page, color illustrations and edited text for ease of reading make this the edition of John Bunyan’s classic allegorical tale to own and to give.

For more than three centuries both Christians and non-Christians, young and old, have been fascinated by the characters and story of John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress: From This World to That Which Is to Come—regarded as one of the most significant works of English literature. While keeping the dignity and beauty of Bunyan’s language, editor C. J. Lovik has updated words and phrases for today’s readers.

This deluxe edition of Pilgrim’s Progress, brought to life in forty all-new, full-page, color illustrations by award-winning illustrator Mike Wimmer, takes readers on a visually stunning journey with protagonist Christian as he seeks the Celestial City. Along the way, readers encounter Evangelist, Mr. Worldly Wisdom, the Interpreter, Hypocrisy, Watchful, Faithful, Talkative, Hopeful, Ignorance, and others. Through word and picture, readers will better understand the obstacles and encouragements they will face as they live out the Christian life this side of heaven.

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User Review  - Robert -

The Illustrations really enhance the reading experience; the language is slightly abridged, so it's easy to read, but it doesn't take away from the original doctrinal statements and intent of Bunyan ... Read full review

Excellent Book!

User Review  - cjdeegee -

"Pilgrim's Progress" is a book I knew I needed to read. When I decided to purchase a copy, I was a little taken aback by the many, many differant copies/versions/editions. I decided eventually on this ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

C. J. LOVIK graduated from Westmont College California with a degree in Education and Communication and taught Elementary School in Southern California. After teaching for many years, he started a manufacturing business and developed an online family-friendly Internet search engine. At the age of 9, Lovik read John Bunyan's timeless classic Pilgrim's Progress for the first time, and it became his favorite book next to the Bible. During the past twenty years Lovik noticed that fewer and fewer young Christians had been exposed to Pilgrim's Progress. Thus he decided to revise and edit the original version so that it would be easier to read and understand for readers today, while remaining strictly faithful to Bunyan's narrative and preserving the beauty and tone of Bunyan's original work. It is hoped that the final result will reintroduce English-speaking Christians to the most widely read, precious, and imaginative commentary on the meaning of the Bible and the Christian life ever produced in the English language.

MIKE WIMMER has illustrated many children's books, including most recently Robert Burliegh's One Giant Leap and Stealing Home. His books have received the Spur Award (2003), the NCSS/CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (1990), and the Redbook Best Book (1990).

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