Pilgrim’s Progress, One Man’s Dream

John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim’s Progress, lived from November 28th, 1628 to August 31st, 1688.

The Pilgrim’s Progress is considered to be one of the most famous Christian allegories.  Fortunately, this is not all he wrote.  There are approximately sixty titles, most of which are expanded sermons.   He left such a rich legacy that he passing into glory is remembered at the end of August by churches around the world.

I beginning with the following animated video.  This gem is great viewing for young and old.  I don’t how many times we have watched it.  Dangerous Journey: A serial in 9 parts adapted from John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress.  Produced by Yorkshire Television Production.  Running time is 1:53 hours.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_c22M_Z9jc.

The following are writings of John Bunyan that I found in audiobook form:

  • The Pilgrim’s Progress.  12:29 hours.  Translated into over 100 languages, The Pilgrim’s Progress is one of the most famous classics of literature. It is an allegorical novel, describing a Christian’s journey through life to reach heaven. Part 1 was written by John Bunyan in 1679 whilst he was imprisoned for conducting unauthorised religious services, whilst Part 2 was not written until 1684, and is not included in many versions of this text. This recording includes both parts, and inline scripture references.  https://librivox.org/the-pilgrims-progress-by-john-bunyan
  • The Holy War.   9:55 hours.  The Holy War is perhaps John Bunyan’s second most popular work, after The Pilgrim’s Progress. It tells the story of a fierce battle to take control of a city from its rightful ruler.  https://librivox.org/holy-war-by-john-bunyan
  • Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners.  3:50 hours.  Grace Abounding is the spiritual autobiography of John Bunyan, who also penned Pilgrim’s Progress, perhaps one of the most significant pieces of Christian literature, second only to the Bible. Grace Abounding follows Bunyan’s struggle to find true repentance and forgiveness, his battle with Satan’s temptations of unbelief, his comfort found in the Bible and his overarching victory gotten by the grace of God through Jesus Christ his Son. Readers familiar with Pilgrim’s Progress will recognize that many of the allegorical points in his famous work came out of Bunyan’s own struggles and discoveries, and it has been said that Bunyan could not have written Pilgrim’s Progress without first going through the battles chronicled in Grace Abounding.  https://librivox.org/grace-abounding-to-the-chief-of-sinners-by-john-bunyan
  • Miscellaneous Pieces.  54:16 minutes.  John Bunyan (November 28, 1628 – August 31, 1688), a Christian writer and preacher, was born at Harrowden (one mile south-east of Bedford), in the Parish of Elstow, England. He wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress, arguably the most famous published Christian allegory. In the Church of England he is remembered with a Lesser Festival on 30 August.  Bunyan became a popular preacher as well as a prolific author, though most of his works consist of expanded sermons. In theology he was a Puritan, but there was nothing gloomy about him. The portrait his friend Robert White drew, which has often been reproduced, shows the attractiveness of his true character.  https://librivox.org/miscellaneous-pieces-by-john-bunyan

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I am a homeschooling mom living in Hemet, California. I am interested in building a better community for the ones I love.
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