The Pilgrim's Progress
Bunyan's classic allegory. Bunyan wrote this work during his second imprisonment. Bunyan's crime was his refusal to take a license from the government in order to preach the Gospel. In the allegory, Bunyan relates essentially his own personal testimony of sin, hope, and faith. While the story is easy to follow and to understand, The Pilgrim's Progress is very deep theologically. The tale follows Christian as he leaves the City of Destruction and journeys to the Celestial City. Along the way, Christian is met with disappointments, discouragement, and pitfalls. But Christian has companionship and excellent guidance as he travels the narrow pathway. By reading this work, you will discover that Bunyan's Christianity is quite different than the shallow stuff we find today.