"Anyone who is honestly trying to be a Christian will soon find his intelligence sharpened: one of the reasons why it needs no special education to be a Christian is that Christianity is an education itself. That is why an uneducated believer like Bunyan was able to write a book that has astonished the whole world." -C.S. Lewis
""The Pilgrim’s Progress is a classic of classics. If we exclude sacred texts (the Bible, the Koran, etc.), liturgical texts (Book of Common Prayer), and political books that Chairman Mao might take a dim view of your family not owning, The Pilgrim’s Progress is arguably the best-selling book of all time." -From Douglas Wilson's Introduction
While John Bunyan was in prison for preaching without a license, he came up with one of the most inspired plots ever to grace English literature. Bunyan turned the Christian life, with all its struggles and its victories, into a romantic quest through a strange land. A man called Christian flees the City of Destruction and journeys to the Celestial City. Along the way he meets such memorable obstacles and characters as the Slough of Despond, Mr. Worldly Wiseman, Apollyon, the Valley of the Shadow of Death, Vanity Fair, Giant Despair, and finally the River of Death.
Written in the English of the laborer and common tradesman, and never since out of print, this Canon Classic is a bestselling adventure that continues to delight children and adults centuries later. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics are printed on thicker text stock and feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.
This Worldview Edition features an introduction divided into sections on The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Plot Summary, Worldview Analysis, and 21 Discussion Questions & Answers.