Acclaimed as "one of the greatest literary masterpieces in the world," John Bunyans beloved allegory captivates the readers attention while providing insight into the Christian life. Join Bunyan in this illustrated edition as he tells the story of "Christian," a man on an adventurous journey across rough terrain, over sunlit hills, and through dark valleys. His trek is an intriguing allegory for todaymixed with the chivalric adventure of yesterdayas the pilgrimage takes us from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City whose builder and maker is God.
John Bunyan (16281688) 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 continued to write and publish stirring works that have endured through time. Among these classics are The Holy War, Visions of Heaven and Hell, and Journey to Hell: The Life and Death of Mr. Badman.