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Has anybody read Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan? I am in the middle of it and I wanted to know your thoughts and if you have read it. I think it's very clever, that everything is an allegory for our Christian walk.
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I've listened to a segment of it during a road trip (audio book). It sounded really good! As you said, the rhetorical strategies and literary devices that he used were very clever. I've always had it on my to-read list but I've never been able to get to it yet. I know the overall story but I want to get that wholesome experience of reading all the little details.
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Has anybody read Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan? I am in the middle of it and I wanted to know your thoughts and if you have read it. I think it's very clever, that everything is an allegory for our Christian walk.

I watched the movie and it was AMAZING! It was so capturing, and yes, I think it is an almost perfect allegory for the Christian walk. I highly recommend you guys to watch it, and read the book too!
Keep reading mittens! I know you'll enjoy it ;)
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i have read the book and listened to the audio. Do you know the story behind the book?

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
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i have read the book and listened to the audio. Do you know the story behind the book?
No, I don't know it! IS there an interesting backstory?
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TravelPastel wrote:
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i have read the book and listened to the audio. Do you know the story behind the book?
No, I don't know it! IS there an interesting backstory?

There is. Basically John Bunyan lived during that time in England (mid or late 1600s?) when preaching and distributing religious work that was not part of the "Church of England" (I believe) was illegal. This was problematic, since Bunyan regularly preached the Puritan faith. He was arrested and sent to one of Britain's most notorious and horrific jails. To get out of jail he would have to tell the court that he would "stop preaching" or "stop believing" in his religion. So every year, he responded to the question "Will you promise to stop preaching..etc..?" with "No I shall not". Thus he stayed at that jail for twelve years (let's remember that he had a family---a wife and I believe two children). During those twelve years he wrote "The Pilgrim's Progress".
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horsegirl04 wrote:
i have read the book and listened to the audio. Do you know the story behind the book?
No, I don't know it! IS there an interesting backstory?

There is. Basically John Bunyan lived during that time in England (mid or late 1600s?) when preaching and distributing religious work that was not part of the "Church of England" (I believe) was illegal. This was problematic, since Bunyan regularly preached the Puritan faith. He was arrested and sent to one of Britain's most notorious and horrific jails. To get out of jail he would have to tell the court that he would "stop preaching" or "stop believing" in his religion. So every year, he responded to the question "Will you promise to stop preaching..etc..?" with "No I shall not". Thus he stayed at that jail for twelve years (let's remember that he had a family---a wife and I believe two children). During those twelve years he wrote "The Pilgrim's Progress".

one day he was sleeping and he had this dream, aka Pilgrim's Progress

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TravelPastel wrote:
horsegirl04 wrote:
i have read the book and listened to the audio. Do you know the story behind the book?
No, I don't know it! IS there an interesting backstory?

There is. Basically John Bunyan lived during that time in England (mid or late 1600s?) when preaching and distributing religious work that was not part of the "Church of England" (I believe) was illegal. This was problematic, since Bunyan regularly preached the Puritan faith. He was arrested and sent to one of Britain's most notorious and horrific jails. To get out of jail he would have to tell the court that he would "stop preaching" or "stop believing" in his religion. So every year, he responded to the question "Will you promise to stop preaching..etc..?" with "No I shall not". Thus he stayed at that jail for twelve years (let's remember that he had a family---a wife and I believe two children). During those twelve years he wrote "The Pilgrim's Progress".

one day he was sleeping and he had this dream, aka Pilgrim's Progress

What? That was said in the book. I don't think that the actual author had that dream though. That's just part of the plot.
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I have read it twice. I really like the book!

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mittens92999 wrote:
horsegirl04 wrote:
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horsegirl04 wrote:
i have read the book and listened to the audio. Do you know the story behind the book?
No, I don't know it! IS there an interesting backstory?

There is. Basically John Bunyan lived during that time in England (mid or late 1600s?) when preaching and distributing religious work that was not part of the "Church of England" (I believe) was illegal. This was problematic, since Bunyan regularly preached the Puritan faith. He was arrested and sent to one of Britain's most notorious and horrific jails. To get out of jail he would have to tell the court that he would "stop preaching" or "stop believing" in his religion. So every year, he responded to the question "Will you promise to stop preaching..etc..?" with "No I shall not". Thus he stayed at that jail for twelve years (let's remember that he had a family---a wife and I believe two children). During those twelve years he wrote "The Pilgrim's Progress".

one day he was sleeping and he had this dream, aka Pilgrim's Progress

What? That was said in the book. I don't think that the actual author had that dream though. That's just part of the plot.
Yea. That is really what happened.

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im a beekeeper wrote:
mittens92999 wrote:
horsegirl04 wrote:
the_adorbs wrote:
TravelPastel wrote:
horsegirl04 wrote:
i have read the book and listened to the audio. Do you know the story behind the book?
No, I don't know it! IS there an interesting backstory?

There is. Basically John Bunyan lived during that time in England (mid or late 1600s?) when preaching and distributing religious work that was not part of the "Church of England" (I believe) was illegal. This was problematic, since Bunyan regularly preached the Puritan faith. He was arrested and sent to one of Britain's most notorious and horrific jails. To get out of jail he would have to tell the court that he would "stop preaching" or "stop believing" in his religion. So every year, he responded to the question "Will you promise to stop preaching..etc..?" with "No I shall not". Thus he stayed at that jail for twelve years (let's remember that he had a family---a wife and I believe two children). During those twelve years he wrote "The Pilgrim's Progress".

one day he was sleeping and he had this dream, aka Pilgrim's Progress

What? That was said in the book. I don't think that the actual author had that dream though. That's just part of the plot.
Yea. That is really what happened.

Woow! That is a powerful testimony. SO eventually he got out because the book was published?
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If anyone wants to know more about John Bunyan, you should watch the Torchlighters episode on it. I think it might be on YouTube, but make sure you spell "Torchlighters" in one word, cuz theres a series called "Torch Lighters"
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LolingforJesus wrote:
If anyone wants to know more about John Bunyan, you should watch the Torchlighters episode on it. I think it might be on YouTube, but make sure you spell "Torchlighters" in one word, cuz theres a series called "Torch Lighters"
Torch lighters! That is a very inspirational series :) I've watched many of those :)
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I read it! It was a pretty cool book. Have you read the second book?
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TravelPastel wrote:
im a beekeeper wrote:
mittens92999 wrote:
horsegirl04 wrote:
the_adorbs wrote:
TravelPastel wrote:
horsegirl04 wrote:
i have read the book and listened to the audio. Do you know the story behind the book?
No, I don't know it! IS there an interesting backstory?

There is. Basically John Bunyan lived during that time in England (mid or late 1600s?) when preaching and distributing religious work that was not part of the "Church of England" (I believe) was illegal. This was problematic, since Bunyan regularly preached the Puritan faith. He was arrested and sent to one of Britain's most notorious and horrific jails. To get out of jail he would have to tell the court that he would "stop preaching" or "stop believing" in his religion. So every year, he responded to the question "Will you promise to stop preaching..etc..?" with "No I shall not". Thus he stayed at that jail for twelve years (let's remember that he had a family---a wife and I believe two children). During those twelve years he wrote "The Pilgrim's Progress".

one day he was sleeping and he had this dream, aka Pilgrim's Progress

What? That was said in the book. I don't think that the actual author had that dream though. That's just part of the plot.
Yea. That is really what happened.

Woow! That is a powerful testimony. SO eventually he got out because the book was published?
yes also he got arrested on his wedding day right after they got married.
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Iv read it
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LittleLadyBug wrote:
TravelPastel wrote:
im a beekeeper wrote:
mittens92999 wrote:
horsegirl04 wrote:
the_adorbs wrote:
TravelPastel wrote:
horsegirl04 wrote:
i have read the book and listened to the audio. Do you know the story behind the book?
No, I don't know it! IS there an interesting backstory?

There is. Basically John Bunyan lived during that time in England (mid or late 1600s?) when preaching and distributing religious work that was not part of the "Church of England" (I believe) was illegal. This was problematic, since Bunyan regularly preached the Puritan faith. He was arrested and sent to one of Britain's most notorious and horrific jails. To get out of jail he would have to tell the court that he would "stop preaching" or "stop believing" in his religion. So every year, he responded to the question "Will you promise to stop preaching..etc..?" with "No I shall not". Thus he stayed at that jail for twelve years (let's remember that he had a family---a wife and I believe two children). During those twelve years he wrote "The Pilgrim's Progress".

one day he was sleeping and he had this dream, aka Pilgrim's Progress

What? That was said in the book. I don't think that the actual author had that dream though. That's just part of the plot.
Yea. That is really what happened.

Woow! That is a powerful testimony. SO eventually he got out because the book was published?
yes also he got arrested on his wedding day right after they got married.
Oh my goodness... I'm so glad he sticked with God that whole time!! Some people would give God up because they thought God wasn't there through those hard times...
Another inspiring story to help us get through our hard times!!!
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I read it! It was a pretty cool book. Have you read the second book?
Do you mean Christiana? If so, I've listened to it so many times from Orion's Gate that I practically know it off by heart!!! ^_^ :lol:
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I read it! It was a pretty cool book. Have you read the second book?
Do you mean Christiana? If so, I've listened to it so many times from Orion's Gate that I practically know it off by heart!!! ^_^ :lol:

Yeah, and that's neat! :cheer: I've read it once for school xD
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Yup! great book, along with the sequel, a fascinating way of putting the christian walk.
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Marme101 wrote:
I read it! It was a pretty cool book. Have you read the second book?
Do you mean Christiana? If so, I've listened to it so many times from Orion's Gate that I practically know it off by heart!!! ^_^ :lol:
Woow! I love it when people are passionate about something like this :)
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My favorite part was the whole metaphor thing, it was really well done.
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Why are you still reading?

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I never read the book because the year my school read the book I was in a different school but a lot of my class mates and friends say it was good book. But don't watch the movie. I saw it and it was just terrible. Just take my word for it it was bad.
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I never read the book because the year my school read the book I was in a different school but a lot of my class mates and friends say it was good book. But don't watch the movie. I saw it and it was just terrible. Just take my word for it it was bad.
u should read the book
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I never read the book because the year my school read the book I was in a different school but a lot of my class mates and friends say it was good book. But don't watch the movie. I saw it and it was just terrible. Just take my word for it it was bad.
u should read the book

Ok i'll look for the book next time I go to the library
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