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on 8 December 2009
I've read various different versions of Pilgrim's Progress - from children's versions to attempting to read the original. I've found this version BY FAR the best! The updated text by Judith Markham preserves the flow of the dialogue between Christian and the various characters he meets along the way, and yet the language Judith uses is such a help in appreciating what Bunyan what wanting to say (in his language of that time). Warren Wiersbe's notes do not at all distract from the flow of the text - in fact, I found myself going back to the original version to get more commentary from Bunyan. This is a great book - you really should buy it!
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on 11 December 1998
This is an amazing, transcending, universal allegory of what the Christian walk is about. It contains an enormous amount of truthful application -- which is astounding considering that it was "penned" in the 1400's. It is my hope that all who follow Christ today will pay close attention to the chapter regarding "Vanity Fair" -- an essential problem with American Christianity today. For all those who are in Christ: Read this book! You will be blessed.
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on 31 January 2011
Very happy with the New Pilgrim's Progress. Has been faithful to the original text but is more readable. The notes by Warren Wiersbe are very helpful. Tried to source it elsewhere unsuccessfully but Amazon came out tops.
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on 20 September 2013
Again as a Christian I am looking forward to reading this book. Am reading another book at the moment and it is longer than I thought.
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on 23 February 2013
This is an excellent edition with firs class notes by Warren Wiersbe - highhy recommended to understand this important book.
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on 2 August 2011
John Bunyan started his grim tale while imprisoned (1660-75) for breaking Church of England rules that banned preaching without episcopal orders. There is an interesting article about John Bunyan's life on Wikipedia.
It is a pity that Christian lived before the age of enlightenment otherwise he might have talked to Herman S.Reimarus (1778), Voltaire, Thomas Paine (1795 Age of reason ). Also later Bible scholars Robert G Ingersoll (1872),Joseph McCabe (1897),Albert Schweitzer (1901) Joseph Wheless (1925), Charles Darwin (1860s)
It is an even greater pity that Christian started up his steep, tortuous path before modern Bible Scholars were around. If he had been a time traveller he might have consulted Robert M Price & John W. Loftus who would have shown Christian a very different interpretation of the Bible texts. If Christian had been able to know the history & philosophy of religion that is now available he might have come to a very different conclusion. If he had studied comparitive religion and looked at the 1500BCE Egyptian papyrus of Ani he might have started to see that the Bible stories of 700BCE looked very similar. If he'd been able to consult Theologians Valerie Tarico, Dan Barker, Bart Ehrman, Ken Humphreys, G.A. Wells, Hector Avalos, Keith Parsons,Ken Pulliam and archaeologist Israel Finkelstein he might have concluded that the supernatural realm proposed by the Bible looks wildly improbable.
It is a pity that the atheist that Christian met on his travels only had a gut instinct to go on that there was no hell to escape from, otherwise Christian might have been able to relax and do what the writer of Ecclesiates 8v15 says- eat, drink and be glad. Then joy would've accompanied him in his work all the days of his life under the sun instead of fearing the phantoms of ancient texts. NB 8v14 There is something else curious that occurs on earth- righteous men who get what the wicked deserve and wicked men who get what the righteous deserve. How come? Where is God to ensure justice?
The true new Pilgrims progress is where Christian realises that a truly good god wouldn't have allowed a hell to come into existence or would have redeemed all his creation.
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on 7 January 2016
A gift for a friend. She was delighted
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on 24 November 2009
The book is now in the DR Congo, being bought for help in checking a very old translation of PP into an African dialect. I had a delighted phone call yesterday to say it had arrived and was already nearly completely read.
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on 12 July 2007
Those too lazy to read Bunyan's own "Pilgrim's Progress" (written in the 1670's, by the way, not the 1400s) will probably be happy with this. I'm not a Christian but I love the language of the original. What's next, Shakespeare in Ameridiotic teenspeak?
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