Pictures from Pilgrim's Progress
JOHN BUNYAN [1628-1888] was C. H. Spurgeon's favorite author and his legendary work, THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, is the most popular book ever written apart from Holy Scripture. Spurgeon loved reading and re-reading this work, claiming to have read it over 100 times! many times with his wife reading it to him in afternoon relaxation and meditation. He often quoted Bunyan in his sermons declaring, "Though his writings are charmingly full of poetry, yet he cannot give us his Pilgrim's Progress, that sweetest of all prose poems, without continually making us feel and say, 'Why, this man is a living Bible!' Prick him anywhere; his blood is Bibline, the very essence of the Bible flows from him. He cannot speak without quoting a text, for his very soul is FULL of the Word of God."
Spurgeon first became enthralled with this classic when but a small child, in the attic of his grandfather's manse. The old wood-cut illustrations were especially interesting to the young lad, and later his sermons were quite saturated with references to the characters and events in the story. Thomas Spurgeon, one of his twin sons, wrote the preface to these articles which were first published in The Sword and the Trowel Magazine after C. H. Spurgeon's death.
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Table of Contents
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1. Pliable Sets Out with Christian
2. The Two Pilgrims in the Slough
3. The Man Whose Name was Help
5. Christian and the Arrows of Beelzebub
6. Christian at the Cross
7. Formalist and Hypocrisy
8. Formalist and Hypocrisy (concluded)
9. Christian Arrives at the Palace Beautiful
10. "Come in, Thou Blessed of the Lord"
11. Christian and Apollyon
12. What Faithful Met with in the Way
13. What Faithful Met with in the Way (concluded)
14. Vanity Fair
15. "Beware of the Flatterer"
16. The Enchanted Ground
17. How Mr. Fearing Fared
18. How Mr. Fearing Fared (concluded)
19. Mr. Feeble-Mind and Mr. Ready-to-Halt
20. Christiana at the Gate and the River