The Pilgrim's Progress

by John Bunyan
336 pages, Religion
Reviewed by Jeanne

A wonderful, inspiring book; an absolute must-read!


A man named Christian reads of the destruction soon to come upon the City of Destruction and so flees the place. Directed by Evangelist, he embarks from there on the perilous path to reach the Celestial City.


There is no mixture or blurring of good and evil; they are kept quite separate.

Spiritual Content

The story is an allegory based on the Bible, and the foundation is strongly Christian. Scripture is quoted throughout the tale.


One character is sentenced to burn at the stake for his beliefs, two other characters are beaten by a giant, and Christian has to battle the monster Apollyon. None of these, however, are described graphically.

Drug and Alcohol Content

There are mentions of drunkenness in one of the cities through which Christian passes, but not in regards to the good people.

Sexual Content

A few abstract mentions of prostitutes as a blight upon women.

Crude or Profane Language or Content



"A Pilgrim's Progress" has long been considered the best allegory ever written. It is inspiring, and a must-read for all Christians. Every part brings home more Biblical teaching; don't miss reading this book!

Fun Score: 5
Values Score: 5
Written for Age: adult

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