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Very good Greg. Brother Poonan makes a mistake though by calling the man Pilgrim when according to the text he is called Christian right from the start, and indeed he was if the deeper meaning is understood. An unbeliever does not carry a burden of sin but an unsanctified believer does.

 2016/3/30 12:41
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This book has already been a great deal of help. There are so many portions that are very similar to my life. I've definitely been able to identify seasons of my walk with the Lord with the allegories that are in it.

The part I like best so far is Christian's discussion with Discretion, Prudence, Piety, and Charity and a close second is the battle with Apollyon. Very revealing/comforting/convicting.

What I really like also is how Christian is constantly praising God and how Bunyan put all of those Scripture references in there. I love it so far!

A question I have is does the Scroll that Christian carries represent the Holy Spirit or the Scriptures? I think it is the Scriptures, but I am not 100%. Or does it represent something else all together?

 2016/3/30 12:45Profile
Pnutty
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If someone has found a really good modern version could you link it to amazon?

I too watched that video from Zac Poonen. And then I got the original book. I was so excited to read it, but it fell flat to me. I didnt get very far. I think a loyal updated version would be right for me.

I study KJV. But I guess in stories I want updated language. But sooo many editions!

Help if you can. Thank you


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Linda

 2016/3/30 13:05Profile
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Such a blessing are the works of John Bunyan the 'Bedford Tinker'. ‘Bunyan Ministries’ has a dedicated library of of P.Bunyan’s works including a ‘modern’ Pilgrims Progress in pdf form for your review. Bless the Lord.


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Lois

 2016/3/30 14:23Profile









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Brothers and sisters I have been listening to the audio downloads of Pilgrims Progress here on sermon index. PP gave a link in to the Pikgrim Progress series in this thread a few posts back. They are quite good. It is Old English. But with the help of the Holy Spirit quite understandable. Actually the audio is easier to listen to than trying to read. But then I'm speaking as one who is legally blind and likes oral input.

The audio downloads are in MP3 format. They are about 3 to 10 minutes long. The narration is done in the style of the old radio plays. There is some background conversation and music. But it is not distracting from the narration and dialogue. These audio files are done much like the dramatic oral Bibles. Actually very well done.

I find the narration quite engaging. And much Christ centeted truth is given. I narvel at the wisdom that the Holy Spirit has given to Bunyon in writing this allegory.

Again the Pilgrim's Progress series on Sermonindexnex is quite excellent and well worth listening to.

Brother Blaine

 2016/3/30 14:45
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Another great read is JB's autobiography, "Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners," available here on SI. https://www.sermonindex.net/modules/bible_books/?view=books_list&author=182

There's also a free Kindle edition.


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Wayne Kraus

 2016/3/30 15:18Profile









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I just listen to John Bunyan's exposition's of hell. I think it can be safely said he was not a conditionalust or believed in annihilation. But Bunyon believed that hell was eternal torment for those who rejected the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

After listening to that 30-minute exposition. I thought Lord I do not want to go to hell.

Brother Blaine

 2016/3/30 16:00









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"It will direct thee to the Holy land
If thou wilt it's directions understand" (Introduction)

Wonderful, l had not noticed that before. The progress of a Pilgrim.

 2016/3/30 17:35
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 Re: Commentary on Pilgrim's Progress

This is a comprehensive commentary on The Pilgrim's Progress that is based upon the ourline contained in the Outlined Study Manual that Dr. Horner uses in his seminar ministry.

Doc: The link connects to a site put together by Dr. Barry Horner who authored "Future Israel." Dr. Horner is a hugh admirer of Bunyan and has studied Pilgrim's Progress and even has seminars and study guides built around it. He has insightul commentary on each chapter. Just follow the chapter headings out to the right and it's not necessary to download if you want to read.

Thanks good folks. I'm just letting you know it's there if you ever want to take a look.

http://www.bunyanministries.org/commentary_pp.htm

(From Dr. Horner)
The Legacy of John Bunyan, the Bedford Tinker…

“Well then sinner, what sayest thou? Where is thy heart? Wilt thou run? Art thou resolved to strip? Get into the way; run apace and hold out to the end; and the Lord give thee a prosperous journey. Farewell,” John Bunyan

John Bunyan (1628-88) was arguably one of the most influential writers in human history. Consider the fact that after the undoubted supremacy in circulation of the English Bible, Bunyan’s classic allegory The Pilgrim’s Progress, has commonly ranked second. This has led it to be called “the second best book in all the world.”

Even secular critics have agreed that this uneducated mender of pots and pans was a writer of uncommon genius. Raised during the turbulent seventeenth century in England, following conversion from an unsavory past, Bunyan began to preach and receive a welcome hearing. His first venture at writing at this time was a vigorous response to Quaker doctrine. Staunchly nonconformist, he was imprisoned for 12 years in the Bedford County jail for refusing to remain silent.

During imprisonment, Bunyan was not idle. He made shoelaces to raise support for his family and preached to the inmates. His spiritual autobiography, "Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners", was written at that time, it becoming one of Bunyan’s several classics. However his magnum opus, "The Pilgrim’s Progress", was also written while a prisoner, and then, following his release in 1672, was published in 1678.

Some eleven editions of The Pilgrim’s Progress were published during Bunyan’s lifetime, this popularity being stimulated by the enthusiastic readership of the common people. Then in subsequent centuries broader acceptance followed, even by such literary notables such as Cowper, Coleridge, Macaulay, Froude, etc.

In particular, The Pilgrim’s Progress has gained extraordinary universal acceptance, its style being both simple yet engaging in its ability to communicate vital biblical truth. However, as with other classic writings, modernity has taken its toll. Hence, there is a need for the communication of the truth, Bunyan so pasionately proclaimed, in a manner that, while not compromising with regard to truth or style, yet addresses this twenty-first century with clarity and timeless appeal. In this regard Dr. Barry Horner has spent many years in devising a method of communication that does reach the modern man, his infatuation more with visual media notwithstanding. Hence a seminar ministry, in conjunction with three related volumes, has gained an enthusiastic hearing. As a result, many testimonies have expressed deep gratitude for new found enlightenment concerning what biblical Christianity is all about


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David Winter

 2016/3/31 15:39Profile









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Saints I just finished listening to the audio downloads of John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. They are excellent and quite engaging. Even with the quaint English. The style is that of the old radio plays of the 1930's. Even with period music. A dramatic presentation as it were with dialogues of Christian and Faithful. Very well done.

The only thing I lament is the whole book is not covered. At best guess these audio downloads only cover about half the book. But still well worth listening to.

Thank you PP for posting this link.

Brother Blaine

 2016/3/31 18:38





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