The Pilgrim’s Progress

A Readable Modern-Day Version of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress

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The most readable version of Pilgrim’s Progress available!

Reading The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan can be a bit challenging even for the best of readers. Not so with this new, easy-to-read version that translates the original archaic language into simple conversational English allowing readers of all ages to easily navigate the most popular Christian allegory of all time.

The story chronicles the epic adventure of a man named Christian who leaves his home in the City of Destruction and begins a life-long quest to the Celestial City. Set against the backdrop of a hazardous journey, this powerful drama unfolds as Christian’s adventures lead him into fascinating lands and encounters with interesting people who either help or hinder his progress along a narrow way. With a gallery of memorable characters and visits to colorful places, Bunyan’s allegorical narrative describes one man’s extraordinary adventure on his journey to faith.

Without losing any faithfulness to the original text, now you can read Bunyan’s timeless classic and reimagine this famous quest that has challenged and encouraged believers for centuries.

The book includes the original Bible references and a Bible study guide is available separately for individual and small group use.

Yes. The most important consideration was to convert the original, archaic language into simple conversational English without losing any faithfulness to Bunyan’s text. When compared to the original version, you will find no key element missing. What you will find is sentence construction and certain interpretations of character reactions modified or enhanced to produce a more contemporary style of expression without sacrificing the intrinsic message. Also, instead of using the antiquated term “stages” to separate book sections, you will find chapter headings and subdivisions.

This book only includes Part 1 which chronicles the journey of Christian to the Celestial City. Part 2 chronicles the journey of his wife and children. You can find it here.

The book is appropriate for all readers 12 and up and is a favorite of renowned authors such as Charles Spurgeon, C.S. Lewis, John Newton, George Whitefield, and many others.

Yes. The Pilgrim’s Progress Study Guide, available separately, will guide you through Bunyan’s masterful use of metaphors to a better understanding of key concepts of the book, supporting Bible passages, and the relevance to our world today. Each study question is ideal for group discussion and answers to each question are available online. 

No. Although, there are many versions of this Bunyan classic, this version is the only book made specifically for this study. Each chapter, sub section, and study question of both the book and study guide are designed to be used with each other. Other book versions will feel drastically different and not match up with the study questions and format of this study.

Alan Vermilye
Alan VermilyeAuthor
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Alan Vermilye is an Amazon Best-Selling author of many books, including his modern-day revisions of The Pilgrim's Progress and The Life and Death of Mr. Badman. He is also the author of the most trusted study guides for many C. S. Lewis classics, including The Screwtape Letters, Screwtape Proposes a Toast, The Great Divorce, and The Problem of Pain. In addition, he’s written study guides for the Charles Dicken’s classic, A Christmas Carol, and his favorite movie, It's a Wonderful Life.
RobAmazon Reviewer
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I read Pilgrim’s Progress several years ago but was inspired to pick it up again with a study group. I am getting so much more out of the book this time around! I highly recommend the book and the study guide! It is very well done.
KimAmazon Reviewer
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I was always reluctant to read Pilgrim's Progress because of the old language and cultural references. But, Mr. Vermilye has translated this timeless classic to a very readable, enjoyable text making the point of John Bunyan's 17th century classic story still intact. I could not put the book down; excited about the travels of the main character and the adventure he was on to reach the Celestial City. This revised book is definitely a must read.
CowanAmazon Reviewer
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The study guide is also well-written and helps any student working his way through the allegory study the various stages that Christian goes through on his way to becoming a mature man of God. Reading this set was enjoyable and thought-provoking. I plan to use the set this fall when I go back to teaching a weekly Bible Study class. Great work, Alan! I’m already looking forward to your next study!

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Get The Pilgrim's Progress Bible Study Guide!

The Pilgrim’s Progress Study Guide will guide you through Bunyan’s masterful use of metaphors to a better understanding of the key concepts of the book, the supporting Bible passages, and the relevance to our world today. Each study question is ideal for group discussion, and answers to each question are available online.

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Who is John Bunyan

Who was John Bunyan?

John Bunyan was born in Elstow, near Bedford, England, in 1628. His parents were poor, and his father was a metalworker, or “tinker,” who traveled

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